Stanley Kubrick

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  • In Stanley Kubrick If There Is A Spark, Keep Going?

    In this course, I have found that using one thorough thesis statement and elaborating on that is far superior than many unexplained thoughts. Without having a concise thesis, the paper turns out to be scattered, with sparks flying everywhere without a true solution. “The Shining” by Stanley Kubrick is a film that contains several tiny sparks that can be explained upon after further analysis. At first glance, the movie is only about a family whose dad when psycho after being isolated for an extended period of time. When watching "The Shining" with an open mind, there are many concepts which could be expounded upon on by noting the small details throughout the film. Some of the small things are the numbers 42 and 21, the appearance of Indian remembrance many times throughout the movie, and the mysterious placements of objects and rooms inside of the Overlook Hotel. Most people don’t realize that this movie is more than just a film, but it is a mind game. Once the spark of realizing that this masterpiece of cinematography has relations to history, the concepts that Kubrick incorporates into the movie can be perceived into…

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  • The Shining Reflection

    No Escape The Shining is based off a novel written by Stephen King in 1977 and later produced as a horror film by Stanley Kubrick in 1980. The summary of the film is of a family that heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future. Kubrick takes the study called phenomenology, which is the development of human consciousness and self-awareness as a…

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  • Building Tension In Stanley Kubrick's The Shining

    Building Tension in The Shining by Tyler Johnson Chesapeake College The Shining (1980) is a horror-drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick, starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall. Based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King, The Shining is about a family who takes residence in a secluded hotel for the winter during its off season. The hotel is home to evil spirits that manipulate the father, Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson), into a violent state. His psychic son (Danny Lloyd)…

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  • Paths Of Glory Analysis

    when he is stuck with his family inside a hotel in the winter months and Private Joker is systematically conditioned to become a killer within the military hierarchy. Clearly in each of his films, Kubrick was stating that violence does not solve violence. After a close analysis of his filmography, it becomes more understandable how the process of setting out to do a serious Cold War film could turn into a black…

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  • Danny's Tricycle Scene

    The movie The Shining based on a Stephen King’s novel with the same title and directed by Stanley Kubrick introduces a family who heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific apprehensions from the past and of the future. The "Danny's tricycle" scene is one of the most famous scenes in modern cinema history. Director Stanley Kubrick uses different film techniques to convey the horror and…

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  • A Clockwork Orange Film Analysis

    to these expectations. This type of futuristic society was created by Anthony Burgess in his novel A Clockwork Orange. In the book, the reader can identify one main theme; the importance of free will. The reader is taken through the book by 15-year-old Alex whom along with his friends are described engaging in activities such as rape, violence, and theft until he is subjected to a form of conditioning that “cures” him of this violent nature. In 1971, director Stanley Kubrick adapted the novel…

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  • Clockwork Orange Analysis

    Few films have replicated the controversy of Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange (1971). Created during the ‘Golden age of American Film violence’ between the 1960s and early 1970s and based on the Anthony Burgess novella of the same name. The Orwellian, science-fiction film, catalogues the life and crimes of antagonist Alex Delarge; a young, violent and hedonistic deliquent with an enthusiastic appreciation for music, specifically German composer, Ludwig van Beethoven. Alex’s ‘droogs’, Dim,…

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  • Native American Allusions In The Shining

    The Native American Genocide that swept America “The Shining” is a classic horror film directed by Stanley Kubrick, released on May 23, 1980. The movie takes place in the home of the three main characters Jack Torrance, Wendy Torrance and Danny Torrence aka Doc. Jack goes for an Interview and ends up getting the job during the winter as the caretaker of the Overlook Hotel. The Overlook Hotel is known to have many Native American patterns on the floor and curtains even on Wendy’s clothes.…

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  • Effects Of Star Factor And Personal Relationships In The Movie

    Many stylistic and professional differences lead to the production of the film hampered by conflicts between the individuals involved. One especially well publicised incident of this scale, was the involvement of conflict between the director Stanley Kubrick, and cinematographer Russell Metty. Kubrick, known for his dedication to perfectionism, was originally brought in to direct the film after the original director, Anthony Mann, had a falling out with Kirk Douglas, and was subsequently removed…

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  • A Clockwork Orange Free Will Analysis

    The philosophical question of if we, as individuals, have free will is one that does not produce a concrete answer. But in 1971, Stanley Kubrick brought that question to life in a film called A Clockwork Orange. This film portrays a young man named Alex, who is a criminal gang leader, and participates in the Ultra-Violence. Does Alex have the free will to choose his fate as a dangerous, drug-induced criminal in society or is has his fate been predetermined since birth? Could the environment in…

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