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  • Scientific Themes Of The Movie
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    2001: A Space Odyssey The following paper will analyze the movie, "2001: A Space Odyssey" by Stanley Kubrick" and "The Centinel" by Arthur C. Clarke. Although there are many themes present between the story and the film, the following are the most dominant. I will be discussing Scientific themes, Religious and Moral Themes, and Clarke's development of the short story into a full-length film. The first issue, I will be discussing the scientific themes of the movie. The movie, "2001: A Space Odyss...
  • Kubrick's The Shining
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    Stanley Kubrick's The Shining (1980) initially received quite a bit of negative criticism. The film irritated many Stephen King fans (and King himself) because it differed so greatly from the novel. The Shining also disappointed many filmgoers who expected a conventional slasher film. After all, Kubrick said it would be "the scariest horror movie of all time". 1 Kubrick's films, however, never fully conform to their respective genres; they transcend generic expectations. In the same way that 200...
  • Kubrick's Films
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    Last night in England the film world lost a legend. Director Stanley Kubrick died in his sleep at the age of 70. His death occurred just hours after he delivered his last film, Eyes Wide Shut, to the film studio. Kubrick achieved success in the industry through independence and this is a rare accomplishment in the film industry. Stanley Kubrick was born on July 26, 1928, in the Bronx. He neither did well nor attended school. He was an outcast and an underachiever, but he was extremely intelligen...
  • Kubrick's Movie
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    It is easy to look into the eyes of a motion picture and dissect it for its form, style, underlying meanings, and other characteristics that separate it from a film and a classic. There are concrete elements that can be found in all classics that make it such a powerful and remarkable work. One of these elements is undoubtedly the concept of the auteur theory. The Auteur theory is described as a filmmaker, usually a director, who exercises creative control over his or her works and has a strong ...
  • Kubrick's Movies
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    According to Wendy Carlos, Stanley Kubrick was "a demanding, even obsessive person of great depth who is trying to find the optimum answer for the smallest decision, however much time and effort it takes". His movies demonstrate a well thought out array of military and anomalistic reactions, which stem from the hardships life throws us. Whether those hardships stem from pressures a higher-ranking official exhibits, as was depicted in, Paths of Glory; or the mental pressure exhibited on the human...
  • Technical Aspects Of Kubrick's Movies
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    Who would think that a black comedy about nuclear war, an insightful science fiction movie, and a spine tingling horror film would have anything in common? Nevertheless, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Oddessy, and The Shining all share a common link: their brilliant director. Stanley Kubrick has become a household name in the film-making industry. His style and techniques produce cinematically ingenious inventions that have captured audiences across the globe. His stellar writing, directing, and...

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