Questions tagged [stanley-kubrick]

1928-1999. American movie producer, director and writer, who made several influential movies including Dr Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and The Shining.

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Why the stoic acting style in 2001 Space Odyssey?

One of the things that I have always found striking about 2001 A Space Odyssey is the almost mechanical acting of the human characters, especially the radio operator. I'm pretty sure it's a conscious ...
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Is the first part of “A.I. Artificial Intelligence” based on Kubrick's or Spielberg's concepts/style?

I remember (99% sure) an interview with Spielberg (in a documentary of Kubrick's lifework), where he states that many critics falsely supposed that Spielberg was responsible for the first part (...
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Why did Kubrick avoid a direct explanation to “Clockwork orange”'s meaning?

I am curious about a significant difference between the book and the movie of "A clockwork orange". In the novel by Burgess, "A clockwork orange" is a sort of meta-title; when Alex and his friends ...
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What is the connection between the first and second parts of Full Metal Jacket?

The first part is the boot camp part where Private Pyle eventually loses his mind and kills the drill sergeant. Then, like a snap of the finger, we are with Joker in Vietnam and the second half seems ...
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Did the Ludovico technique work on Alex or was he just faking all the time?

While watching another Stanley Kubrick movie, this question about A Clockwork Orange popped up and has puzzled me since then: Is it possible that after Alex was released (or even during the treatment)...
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Why were certain shots deliberately paced slowly in 2001: A Space Odyssey?

Just to provide a little background, Stanley Kubrick deliberately paced certain shots in near-slo-mo. You can see a ship lingering in the background for an entire minute, as the camera approached it ...
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Does Alex really hold on his breath while he is beaten up by Dim and Georgie

There is a scene in A Clockwork Orange I'm curious about how they done it. Alex is saved by two policemen who turn out to be Dim and Georgie (his old droogs). They drag Alex to the countryside, where ...
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What are the meanings behind the deleted ending scene in The Shining?

Stanley Kubrick cut a scene at the end of The Shining (1980). In that scene, we would see that Mr. Ullman visits Danny and Wendy Torrance at the hospital where they are recovered fo shock and says to ...
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What is the importance of background music in A Clockwork Orange?

The background music that goes on with A Clockwork Orange is not something that generally goes with crime or violence, like typical suspense/tense music that we get to hear in such movies. Is there ...
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Meaning behind “Our source was The New York Times”

In Dr. Strangelove a conversation happens between Russian Ambassador de Sadesky and U.S. President Muffley regarding the soviet doomsday machine: Ambassador de Sadesky: The deciding factor was when ...
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How was the space station fly-through in 2001: A Space Odyssey filmed?

In the sequence set to the Blue Danube Waltz, we see a Pan Am orbital shuttle docking with a partially-completed space station. Here is a clip from that sequence on YouTube. There are good views of ...
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Who placed the mask on the bed in Eyes Wide Shut?

Near the end of the S. Kubrick's film, Eyes Wide Shut, Bill finds the mask he held during the party on his own bed, next to his sleeping wife. Who placed it there, and why?
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Why is Stanley Kubrick classed as one of the greatest directors?

While having an interest for movies, but more concise, good movies, you hear about different actors, producers, directors, filmmakers etc, but one person has come up a lot while researching ...
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In Dr. Strangelove, what is the device Soviet Ambassador Sadesky uses near the end of the film?

As shown here. (O.O2) Does that device (which looks like a simple pocket watch) play any part of the "Doomsday device"? I've wondered about that for years.
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2001 A Space Odyssey. Dave’s clothes and food change while watching the news [closed]

Around 50 minutes in, Dave tunes in to the BBC World News. While he watches, he is eating. If you watch closely the portions of his tray are inconsistent and he changes from his casual uniform to what ...