Morris Beja, PhD
“Fear and Desire in the Films of Stanley Kubrick”
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
4-5 p.m. • Business meeting to follow
Grand Lounge, Faculty Club
This lecture will span the entire career of one of the most honored—and controversial—directors in the history of film. Of course Kubrick made such films as Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, and Eyes Wide Shut. The talk will center on the relationship between love and death in his movies—what the title of his first almost unknown film calls Fear and Desire. Kubrick connects love—and sex—with death, or at least with the fear of death, and with fear and violence more generally. Clips will be shown from all the movies discussed.