FILM 2002 - Stanley Kubrick: director, adapter, producer

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2021

Stanley Kubrick was one of the great directors, adapters and producers of film in the twentieth century. His work is so famous that even if you have never seen a Kubrick film, you will recognise cultural references to it after you have come in contact with the original films. He directed films such as Paths of Glory, Lolita, Dr. Strangelove: or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Bomb, 2001, a Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket and Eyes Wide Shut. In this course, you will study these films, and more, in depth. You will discover Kubrick?s abiding themes, and his contribution to the aesthetic development of cinema. A unique feature of this course is that you will have access to international experts on Kubrick, who will contribute their insights to seminars and learning materials via virtual means.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code FILM 2002
    Course Stanley Kubrick: director, adapter, producer
    Coordinating Unit School of Humanities
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 3 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Incompatible FILM 3003EX The Kubrick Archive & Kubrick's London Study Tour
    Assumed Knowledge ENGL 1105 Introduction to Film Studies or FILM 1001 French Cinema
    Course Description Stanley Kubrick was one of the great directors, adapters and producers of film in the twentieth century. His work is so famous that even if you have never seen a Kubrick film, you will recognise cultural references to it after you have come in contact with the original films. He directed films such as Paths of Glory, Lolita, Dr. Strangelove: or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Bomb, 2001, a Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket and Eyes Wide Shut. In this course, you will study these films, and more, in depth. You will discover Kubrick?s abiding themes, and his contribution to the aesthetic development of cinema. A unique feature of this course is that you will have access to international experts on Kubrick, who will contribute their insights to seminars and learning materials via virtual means.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Joy McEntee

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Analyse a range of films directed by Stanley Kubrick
    2. Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the context of key concepts, theories and critical approaches to the study of film
    3. Read and interpret film criticism and apply it to academic argument
    4. Communicate the findings of research and insights from classes effectively to engage in critical debate
    5. Use contemporary technologies relevant to using class materials and completing assignments
    University Graduate Attributes

    No information currently available.

  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Castle, Alison, editor. The Stanley Kubrick Archives. Taschen/Bibliotheca Universalis, 2016.
    Films to be accessed by the students via Stan, iTunes. Amazon Prime, YouTube or other streaming service.

    These include:
    Early documentaries: The Seafarers, The Flying Padre, Day of the Fight
    Fear and Desire
    The Killing
    Killer's Kiss
    Paths of Glory
    Lolita
    Dr. Strangelove: or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Bomb
    2001, a Space Odyssey
    A Clockwork Orange
    Barry Lyndon
    The Shining
    Full Metal Jacket
    Eyes Wide Shut.

    All other materials provided via MyUni.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Lectures will be live-streamed to enable interaction with international guest speakers. They will be recorded, except where the guest speakers have requested that recording not take place. 

    Seminars will be face-to-face to enable the screening of film clips. 
    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    156 hours total over the semester. 
    Learning Activities Summary
    1 x 1 hour lecture per week
    1 x 2 hour seminar per week
    Independent viewing and research
    Assessments. 
    Specific Course Requirements
    NA
    Small Group Discovery Experience
    NA
  • Assessment

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    Assessment Summary
    ASSESSMENT TASK TASK TYPE WEIGHTING COURSE LEARNING OUTCOME(S)
    Discussion board posts 1500 words total Summative and formative 30% 1,2,3,4,5
    Essay 1500 words Summative and formative 35% 1,2,3,4,5
    Take home exam 1500 words Summative 35% 1,2,3,4,5
    Assessment Detail
    Assessment Description % weighting
    Discussion board posts 1500 words total. Distributed throughout the semester, these will give students and opportunity to engage with films and readings, and with invited speaker presentations. 30%
    Essay 1500 words. Set at the mid-point of the course, this will give students the opportunity to reflect on the first six weeks’ learnings. 35%
    Take home exam 1500 words. Set at the end of the course, this will give students the opportunity to reflect on the last six weeks’ learnings 35%
    Submission
    Submission is via MyUni 
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

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    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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