Even as a teenager, Stanley Kubrick was documenting his world through photography. When he sold his first photograph at the age of seventeen, Kubrick had already begun telling stories through pictures. He was without any formal education in film-making, but taught himself through photography and by spending many hours in his neighbourhood movie theatre. At twenty-one, he financed and created his short film, Day of the Fight,
completely on his own, thus beginning a career in cinema that includes such masterworks as 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Dr Strangelove
and The Shining
Despite worldwide controversy and acclaim, the public knows little about this reclusive and intensely private man. Vincent LoBrutto's comprehensive biography of Kubrick contains interviews with those who knew him during his formative years, as well as accounts by his cinema colleagues - revealing a hitherto unknown personal side to this enigmatic genius.