Stanley Kubrick Video Tribute
February 24, 2011 10:17 AM   Subscribe

A Stanley Kubrick Odyssey - A Video Tribute (NSFW) (If you want to bypass the Youtube adult content screen, the embedded version here should work, as well as possibly the inline Metafilter player.)

Bonus Kubrick: Day of the Fight, his first film, a 1951 short documentary.
posted by kmz (12 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite


 
This is cool. Still, chronicle of my viewing:

humdiddy humdiddy humdiddy FUCK YEAH THE SHINING! humdiddy humdiddy humdiddy FUCK YEAH THE SHINING! etc.
posted by Beardman at 10:31 AM on February 24, 2011


HAL is the only empathetic character in that movie.
posted by shakespeherian at 10:55 AM on February 24, 2011


HAL is the only empathetic character in that movie.

I respectfully disagree. The Monolith was far more empathetic than HAL.
posted by The World Famous at 11:01 AM on February 24, 2011 [3 favorites]


What about the proto-hominid that discovered he could bash things with a thigh bone?

Dead to me.
posted by The World Famous at 11:11 AM on February 24, 2011


Although the giant plastic baby at the end evokes a lot of emotion.
posted by shakespeherian at 11:13 AM on February 24, 2011


If this is anything more than a comparison of similarities (camera angles and pans, scenes, character development, etc.) between Kubrick movies, I'm not getting it and I'd appreciate it if someone would enlighten me. Otherwise this seems to be rather straightforward Film-making 101 type stuff, n'est-ce pas?
posted by Greg_Ace at 11:20 AM on February 24, 2011


Protip: To bypass youtube's mandatory login for "mature content", simply change the "/watch?v=" part of the URL to read "/v/"

Thus:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaVDM4a4nL0
becomes
http://www.youtube.com/v/UaVDM4a4nL0

posted by inedible at 11:32 AM on February 24, 2011 [9 favorites]


Could have done without the overly...reverential...music. Would have preferred the original soundtracks. Otherwise, it was cool to see scenes I didn't recognize. But, yeah, Film-making 101.
posted by Thorzdad at 12:57 PM on February 24, 2011


Would have preferred the original soundtracks.

Or just that Ligeti piece from Eyes Wide Shut with the relentless piano keying that makes a car coming down a driveway the most sinister thing you've ever seen.
posted by shakespeherian at 1:00 PM on February 24, 2011


What's the original ending for Blade Runner doing in there? Oh wait....

It is cool the way the editor found repeated visual motifs and put them together.

The one notable film missing is Spartacus, which I suppose wasn't included because it was partly directed by Anthony Mann.
posted by Rashomon at 2:06 PM on February 24, 2011


brilliant, cheers for that!
posted by dmrober at 12:29 AM on February 25, 2011


The artist missed an opportunity of juxtaposing Lolita in her bikini with General 'Buck' Turgidson's "secretary" Miss Scott.
posted by rmmcclay at 4:17 AM on February 25, 2011


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