Lot 8: Stanley Kubrick's own annotated proof copy to A Clockwork Orange
13th April 2017
Stanley Kubrick's own annotated proof copy of the first half of the illustrated screenplay to A Clockwork Orange Kubrick, a New Yorker who made his home in England, is perhaps best-known for his controversial adaptation of Anthony Burgess's 1962 dystopian novel, which starred Malcolm McDowell as the homicidal thug Alex.The director's other films included Spartacus, Dr Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Shining, and Full Metal Jacket.Fans of the famed director will get an insight into his mind with instructions that cover the position and size of the pictures as they should appear in the book, and caption corrections scribbled in red and green ink. In his introduction to the published screenplay which contained 800 stills from the film, Kubrick explained: "I have always wondered if there might be a more meaningful way to present a book about a film. "To make, as it were, a complete graphic representation of the film, cut by cut, with the dialogue printed in the proper place in relation to the cuts, so that within the limits of still photos and words, an accurate (and I hope interesting) record of a film might be available... "This book represents that attempt."A pre-publication volume of reels 1-8 (of 16) with (what we believe to be) Kubrick's numerous hand-written instructions concerning the position, size, etc. of the pictures as they should appear in the book; also some corrections to the captions, in his hand. The hand-writing is typical of Kubrick (in red and green ink); Plus: a paperback copy of the complete printed book. NY, Ballantine, 1972 (reels 1-16) showing that the instructions and corrections were followed. The volume with Kubrick's hand writing is completely disbound and most pages are loose (pages were originally only glued in); however, it is complete for the first 8 reels and a unique copy.The lot comes with a paperback copy of the complete printed book.. Notes: To place a bid go to www.oneofakindauctions.com
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