Hallam lecturer uncovers Kubrick plan to aquire Doctor Zhivago film rights

Senior lecturer in media, James Fenwick, has discovered that two of cinema’s most revered film-makers – Hollywood star Kirk Douglas and director Stanley Kubrick – tried in vain to acquire the movie rights to Doctor Zhivago, Boris Pasternak’s classic love story set against the Russian revolution, in the 1950s. Fenwick has been taken aback to find a letter of 8 January 1959, in which […]

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Hidden Histories of Film and Media

James Fenwick discusses the concepts of unmade / unseen films and creative failure, which are central to his forthcoming book Stanley Kubrick Produces (Rutgers University Press) and his co-edited volume Shadow Cinema: Historical and Production Contexts of Unmade Films (Bloomsbury).   July 2019. I was in an overcrowded airport café in Amsterdam returning from a conference and desperately attempting to […]

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