Influences : Kubrick

Posted on Saturday, November 8th, 2014 at 11:12 pm

In my study of visual storytelling, filmmakers cast a huge shadow. I’ve mentioned Krzysztof Kieślowski, Jim Jarmusch, & Martin Scorses. And Tarantino of course.

Another for his gorgeous use of the frame and epic blocking of events is the one and only, Stanley Kubrick. I love his sense of time and space, often try to channel them and the power of the single point shot too.

I noticed my mother posting this first, “Standing on the Shoulders of Kubrick: The Legacy of  2001: A Space Odyssey”. A great retrospective of 2001, and remembered I wanted to include a post like this under Influences.

The second is “Stanley Kubrick’s One-Point Perspective”, by the amazing kogonada. All of the one-point perspective shots from the films of Stanley Kubrick, compiled into one super-symmetric supercut! It’s mesmerizing. I like to use it to demonstrate the strengths of single point perspective when I teach the subject.

The next is a 45min doc called Inside the Making of Dr. Strangelove! Found as part of this post on Dangerous minds.

Next is a five-episode series of interviews from “A voix nue” (French Culture radio station programme), taken from three interviews by Michel Ciment from 1975 to 1987.

The last is and Extended version of Staircases to Nowhere: Making Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining” by The Elstree Project. “The full oral history story of the making of Stanley Kubrick’s horror masterpiece “The Shining”.”

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