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Factory Of Masterpieces: Kubrick
FEAR AND DESIRE
- Director: Stanley Kubrick
- USA / 1953 / DCP / B&W / 62’ / English; Turkish s.t.
- Screenplay: Howard Sackler
- Director of Photography: Stanley Kubrick
- Editing: Stanley Kubrick
- Music: Gerald Fried
- Cast: Frank Silvera, Paul Mazursky, Kenneth Harp, Steve Coit, Virginia Leith
- Producer: Stanley Kubrick
- World Sales: Kino Lorber
Considering his first feature-length, which he shot at the age of 24, to be an “amateur film exercise”, Stanley Kubrick tried to block its distribution and screenings in later years. On the other hand, despite its various shortcomings, this unusual war film about soldiers who are trapped behind enemy lines during a war between two unnamed countries is not without its merits, featuring visual flourishes that herald a promising cinematic journey that lies ahead. Penned by Howard Sackler, who would go on to write The Great White Hope, and featuring Paul Mazursky, who would become a prominent director, as an actor, the film is the biggest surprise of this complete retrospective for showing “Kubrick before he became Kubrick”.
This film was a Meetings on the Bridge participant.