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Fear and Desire

Fear and Desire
  • 1953

Kubrick's disowned war movie debut is slightly pretentious, particularly for a first film, but it’s still incredibly interesting to see this snapshot of the director’s development to become one of the most respected filmmakers of all time.

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Fear and Desire

22 Jan 20133 stars

Stanley Kubrick's first film is a fascinating snapshot of a director in development

Stanley Kubrick’s little seen 1953 debut feature, Fear and Desire, which was funded by his family and friends, finally gets a DVD and Blu-ray release. It’s an unconventional but compelling film as four soldiers find themselves trapped behind enemy lines…

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