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on 7 August 2008
Interesting book, but let down by some pretty basic errors: 'Norman Rossiter' in 2001? Try Leonard Rossiter. The index has Steven Spielberg listed as 'Spielberg, Stephen'. Minor quibbles, I admit, but when a director such as Kubrick has been in the game for 40ish years, such mistakes (in my opinion) are pretty unforgiveable from anybody hoping to write a definitive biography.
As to the rest of the book, the author seems to grudgingly respect Kubrick, though he does portray the director as a bit of a control freak ' from script through cinematography to editing.
It's not a hatchet job, nor is it a worship job. More accuracy would have been nice, though.