The Beauty, Violence, and Sheer Skill of Stanley Kubrick

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March 7 2014 1:15 PM

The Beauty, Violence, and Sheer Skill of Stanley Kubrick

There have been numerous video essays and tributes to Stanley Kubrick, who is many a film-lover’s favorite auteur to praise, criticize, or wildly speculate about. On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of his death, filmmaker and photographer Larry Wright points to this very well made montage of Kubrick’s oeuvre by Alexandre Gasulla.

Carefully constructed and choreographed with music from his films, the tribute is a reminder of some of the directors’ signature themes and techniques: the bursts of violence evident in A Clockwork Orange, the moments of eerie quiet and internal character struggle in The Shining, the sheer breadth and beauty of landscape and space found in Eyes Wide Shut.

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By the end, you’ll likely want to revisit the director’s work in full again.

Aisha Harris is a Slate staff writer.

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