History Creator / StanleyKubrick

12th Jun '16 12:00:47 AM gallium
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7th Jun '16 9:01:33 AM CountMontoni
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* SignatureStyle: Very far on the cynicism side for SlidingScaleOfCynicismVersusIdealism, lots of hallways and tracking shots (he was particularly fond of the Steadicam), almost always an adaption of a book, mentally unstable protagonists, classical music ([[SoundtrackDissonance many times used for ironic effect]]), tons of black humor, the Kubrick Stare, at least one scene involving a toilet and above all meticulous attention to detail.

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* SignatureStyle: Very far on the cynicism side for SlidingScaleOfCynicismVersusIdealism, lots of hallways and tracking shots (he was particularly fond of the Steadicam), almost always an adaption of a book, mentally unstable protagonists, classical music ([[SoundtrackDissonance many times used for ironic effect]]), tons of black humor, the Kubrick Stare, at least one scene involving a toilet and above all meticulous attention to detail. And, of course, tons and tons of eerie, artificially polished environments [[LightIsNotGood doused in a wash of fluorescent lighting to convey a sense of unease]].
30th May '16 8:20:45 PM CountMontoni
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* SlidingScaleOfShinyVersusGritty: Many a film student will note that Kubrick was fond of a particular 2-act structure in his films, one with a "shiny" aesthetic half and one with a "gritty" aesthetic half. ''A Clockwork Orange'', for example, begins with a gritty portrayal of gang violence and is followed by a shiny portrayal of the main character's life in prison and going through human experimentation. ''Full Metal Jacket'' opens with a "shiny" first act that ends with a tragic murder, followed by a "gritty" second act of the main characters' tour in Vietnam.... and so on. Usually, it's the "shiny" part of the movie [[LightIsNotGood where the most unnerving events of the movie take place]].

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* SlidingScaleOfShinyVersusGritty: Many a film student will note that Kubrick was fond of a particular 2-act structure in his films, one with a "shiny" aesthetic half and one with a "gritty" aesthetic half. ''A Clockwork Orange'', for example, begins with a gritty portrayal of gang violence and is followed by a shiny portrayal of the main character's life in prison and going through human experimentation. ''Full Metal Jacket'' opens with a "shiny" first act that ends with a tragic murder, followed by a jarringly LighterAndSofter yet visually "gritty" second act of the main characters' tour in Vietnam.... and so on. Usually, it's the "shiny" part of the movie [[LightIsNotGood where the most unnerving events of the movie take place]].
8th May '16 10:10:58 AM Shadowbrook
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* BannedInChina:
** ''Paths of Glory'' was banned in France until 1970 due to its critical and [[HollywoodHistory inaccurate]] depiction of the French Army.
** Mixed with CreatorBacklash after accusations of LifeImitatesArt: ''Film/AClockworkOrange'' was withdrawn from distribution in the UK at Kubrick's request - he did not believe it had actually inspired the crimes blamed on it, but his family received threats and saw protests staged outside their home. It remained unavailable in the UK until after Kubrick's death in 1999.
** Certain scenes of ''Film/EyesWideShut'' were blurred out in the USA at the time for being ''too sexually explicit''. In other Western countries people got the uncensored version and wondered what the hell the fuss was about?
8th May '16 10:09:39 AM Shadowbrook
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* WagTheDirector:
** In a bit of EarlyInstallmentWeirdness and in a non-hostile manner during the production of ''Spartacus''. Creator/KirkDouglas fired Creator/AnthonyMann and hired Stanley Kubrick, and though directing the film made Kubrick famous, he later claimed that almost everything was really controlled by Kirk Douglas, who was also the producer. The two of them were very good friends and Kubrick did it as a favor to Douglas.
*** Although [[WeUsedToBeFriends they weren't friends by the end,]] as both tried to control the film creatively, and the picture really wasn't big enough for both of them. Douglas later went on to describe Kubrick as "a talented shit."
** Kubrick quit the production of Creator/MarlonBrando's vehicle ''One Eyed Jacks'' (1961) after it became clear that Brando wanted to direct the film himself and Kubrick would be the director in name only.
14th Apr '16 8:47:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* TakeThat: Much of ''DoctorStrangelove'''s plot was inspired by Kubrick's conversations with the political scientist Thomas Schelling, whose influential book ''Arms and Influence'' took a very different perspective on nuclear weapons and the likelihood of their use by either ColdWar power.

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* TakeThat: Much of ''DoctorStrangelove'''s ''Film/DoctorStrangelove'''s plot was inspired by Kubrick's conversations with the political scientist Thomas Schelling, whose influential book ''Arms and Influence'' took a very different perspective on nuclear weapons and the likelihood of their use by either ColdWar power.
8th Apr '16 5:01:50 PM Mdumas43073
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'''Stanley Kubrick''' (July 26, 1928 March 7, 1999) was a controversial director. [[TropesAreNotBad In a good way]]. His films spanned nearly every genre he could get his hands on -- but start in the wrong place.

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'''Stanley Kubrick''' Stanley Kubrick (July 26, 1928 March 7, 1999) was a controversial director. [[TropesAreNotBad In a good way]]. His films spanned nearly every genre he could get his hands on -- but start in the wrong place.
25th Feb '16 8:56:01 PM Mdumas43073
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'''Stanley Kubrick''' (19281999) was a controversial director. [[TropesAreNotBad In a good way]]. His films spanned nearly every genre he could get his hands on -- but start in the wrong place.

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'''Stanley Kubrick''' (19281999) (July 26, 1928 March 7, 1999) was a controversial director. [[TropesAreNotBad In a good way]]. His films spanned nearly every genre he could get his hands on -- but start in the wrong place.
25th Feb '16 8:54:43 PM Mdumas43073
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'''Stanley Kubrick''' (July 26, 1928 -- March 7, 1999) was a controversial director. [[TropesAreNotBad In a good way]]. His films spanned nearly every genre he could get his hands on -- but start in the wrong place.

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'''Stanley Kubrick''' (July 26, 1928 -- March 7, 1999) (19281999) was a controversial director. [[TropesAreNotBad In a good way]]. His films spanned nearly every genre he could get his hands on -- but start in the wrong place.
1st Feb '16 4:44:25 PM Lymantria
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