Here’s a fantastic little montage of video clips from almost all of Stanley Kubrick’s films (the latter ones anyway) that vividly display the director’s love for symmetry. The juxtaposition that can be seen within the editing is, in a word: stunning. Ah, those hallways!
Clint Mansell’s, Requiem for a Dream score is kind of overused these days but works pretty well in bringing Kubrick’s vision to life; bursting with color, energy and mastery.
There are multiple moments within the montage that quickly venture back and forth between two films very quickly (see :52 & 1:16) that are particularly exciting and well imagined. Thank you to kogonada for putting this together. But most of all, thank you Mr. Kubrick for existing and still the reigning champ as my favorite director and creator of my favorite film.
If you’re now hungry for a little more insight into Kubrick, contributor RowThree Kurt Halfyard sent along to me this wonderful interview with Stan, performed on 27th November 1966 by Jeremy Bernstein. You can check it out under the seats…