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La subjectivité au prisme de la réflexivité dans l'oeuvre de Stanley Kubrick : de "2001 l'Odyssée de l'espace" à "Eyes Wide Shut"

Abstract : This doctoral dissertation aims at questioning the notion of subjectivity in the second half of Stanley Kubrick’s filmography. I explore the way the filmmaker, from 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) to Eyes Wide Shut (1999), displays a myriad of reflexive effects which question the dynamics at the heart of both spectatorial and auctorial subjectivities (the presence of the latter infusing all the films of the corpus) and reveal how the films articulate a reflection on the relationship uniting (or separating) the subject and the world. I argue that the films, beyond their apparent diversity, all display an opposition between a subjectivity driven by a wish for simplicity, unity and homogeneity, and the complex, heterogeneous and polymorphous nature of reality. This analysis relies on a variety of methodological approaches – from narratology to psychoanalysis, philosophy or semiotics, from reception studies to actor studies – and also exploits resources available at the Stanley Kubrick Archives (University of the Arts London). This dissertation stems from the desire to exploit the various paths recently opened by Kubrickian scholarship (notably drawing on archival material) so as to provide a textual analysis fuelled by the findings of recent empirical studies. Thus, extra-filmic considerations such as the study of Kubrick’s persona or of the films’ production processes complete a textual analysis of the works themselves.
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Vincent Jaunas. La subjectivité au prisme de la réflexivité dans l'oeuvre de Stanley Kubrick : de "2001 l'Odyssée de l'espace" à "Eyes Wide Shut". Art et histoire de l'art. Université Michel de Montaigne - Bordeaux III, 2019. Français. ⟨NNT : 2019BOR30059⟩. ⟨tel-02902254⟩



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