Screen Junkies looks back at Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 film about a writer who becomes unhinged as he simultaneously experiences writer’s block and cabin fever, and his son who seems to be possessed by mysterious forces. At times it’s slow, at times it’s puzzling, at times it’s downright weird, but it’s still a classic.
THE BEST Stanley Kubrick
(PG-13) Film essayist The Discarded Image explores one of director Stanley Kubrick’s many techniques – the strategic use of tight shots to accentuate a character or story’s most pivotal moments. While most directors use close-ups, Kubrick was a true master of this primitive filmmaker’s tool.
Ctrl Shift Face is a master at making entertaining deepfakes. In this clip, he swapped out Elon Musk for actor Kier Dullea as astronaut Dave Bowman in 2001: A Space Odyssey, as he faces off against the HAL 9000 in a debate over opening the pod bay doors – further proof that Elon should invest more time in quality control.
Yes, folks, we really did land on the moon. But there are still people who believe it was faked. Fabrice Mathieu’s clever short film mashes up footage from the Apollo 11 launch preparations, various interviews and movie clips to make it look like Stanley Kubrick directed it on a soundstage.
Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece is getting a 4K and HDR-enabled Blu-ray release. The 2001: A Space Odyssey Blu-ray will come with a premium booklet, art cards, and several audio and video features, including a look at its effects and concept art. Drops 10/30/18.
(PG-13) Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange features a dark and disturbed main character, but somehow we still come to sympathize with Alex DeLarge. ScreenPrism brilliantly analyzes one of film’s greatest anti-heroes, whose charm and sophistication are oddly appealing.
Eclectic Method teamed up with Martyn Ware to remix of one of our all-time favorite movies, Stanley Kubrick’s dark comedy, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. The march-inspired drumbeats are the perfect complement to the military theme.
“In movies, you don’t photograph the reality. You try and photograph the photograph of the reality.” Channel Criswell breaks down Stanley Kubrick’s brand of fillmmaking: expressing dark and high concepts by creating a surreal world where everything is a symbol.
(NSFW) “Jimmy was having a rather beautiful day until he bumped into Jack and things got weird.” Gump Studio seamlessly inserted characters from Stanley Kubrick’s films into Alfred Hitchcock films headlined by James Stewart. The result is a chilling surrealist horror short.
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