In this second installment of his series “How to Read A Film,” Mark Schenker of Yale College presents four lectures on “The Films of Stanley Kubrick.” All four lectures will be held on consecutive Sunday afternoons at 2 PM, starting on Sunday, Nov. 29. Admission to each lecture is $7. Reservations are highly recommended.
Mark Schenker’s lectures are accompanied by clips from the films to illustrate the points he is making. His previous lectures on the films of Alfred Hitchcock and the historical context in which the TV series “Downton Abbey” took place were erudite and entertaining.
Kubrick (1928-1999) was, like Alfred Hitchcock — the subject of Mark Schenker’s first series here at Best Video — one of the world’s greatest filmmakers. And he provides a nice counterbalance to the older director in that Hitchcock was born in England and emigrated to America to continue his movie-making, while Kubrick was born in the U.S. and moved permanently to England in 1962, going on to write and direct more seven films after leaving Hollywood.
Mark will be discussing four Kubrick films, a pair from each side of that divide: The Killing (1956); Paths of Glory (1957); Dr. Strangelove (1964), and Barry Lyndon (1975).
Nov. 29: “The Killing”
Dec. 6: “Paths of Glory”
Dec. 13: “Dr. Strangelove”
Dec. 20: “Barry Lyndon”