Through a 48 year career Stanley Kubrick made only 13 feature films, yet their consistently cold and sterile expression (showing the dark side of human nature) have brought him a strong and dedicated following. All his films share a common theme of dehumanization, he always constructs three-way conflicts, he uses extreme close-ups of intensely emotional faces, and symmetric image composition (long "zooming out" and/or "zooming in" sequences). An intensely personal and intellectual man, Kubrick is quoted as saying "I would not think of quarreling with your interpretation nor offering any other, as I have found it always the best policy to allow the film to speak for itself."

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The Stanley Kubrick Archives

by Alison Castle


Director - Feature filmography and DVDBeaver links:

Eyes Wide Shut (1999) , Full Metal Jacket (1987), The Shining (1980), Barry Lyndon (1975), A Clockwork Orange (1971), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964), Lolita (1962), Spartacus (1960), Paths of Glory (1957), The Killing (1956), Killer's Kiss (1955), Fear and Desire (1953)