Presentation on theme: "Stanley Kubrick as a Formalist Filmmaker"— Presentation transcript:
1 Stanley Kubrick as a Formalist Filmmaker Film FormalismStanley Kubrickas a Formalist Filmmaker
2 Table of Contents 1) Stanley Kubrick 2) 2001: A Space Odyssey 3) Barry Lyndon
3 Stanley KubrickKubrick as Auteur (who stamps unmistakable personality and vision on his/her films)Kubrick as formalist
4 Stanley KubrickAt the age of 16 his photos were published in the Look magazine. Employed as a photographer and contributed 600 photos to the magazine.His formative yearsNurturing and demonstrating keen visual sense
8 Stanley KubrickKubrick’s first filmSelf-financed short documentary, Day of the Fight (1951)Documentary on prizefightersLook magazine photojournalism = documentary filmCapturing mood and atmosphere - the primary aim of his documentary films
9 Stanley KubrickThree documentary films (1951-2)13 feature films ( )Fear and Desire (1953) the first feature - about four soldiers trapped behind the enemy line and their escape is sidetracked by a woman and an enemy general.
10 Stanley KubrickKiller’s Kiss (1955) - a prizefighter intervenes when a girl is assaulted by her employer/lover. This incident brings the two together and the fighter is threatened to be killed.The Killer (1956) getting out of prison, a man masterminds a race track heist but the scheme is complicated by various people.
11 Paths of Glory (1957) - the bureaucracy of the French army execute three of its soldiers on charges of cowardice.Though the narrative and the theme are simple, Kubrick manages to create powerful images by frequently using telephoto lenses.Spartacus (1960)Stanley Kubrick
18 Stanley KubrickKubrick’s self-exile to EnglandLolita (1962) - the first work of an auteur. Controversial motif and his camera captures the danger and allure of lust. Kubrick discovered in this film Peter Sellers.
19 Stanley Kubrick Highly aesthetic composition Eloquent photography Powerful actingCreative and masterful editingThought-provoking themesThe deciding factor
20 Stanley KubrickDr. Strangelove: or how I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb (1964) - Satire on the Cold War and the nuclear crisisPeter Sellers
21 Stanley Kubrick2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) - SF film
22 Stanley KubrickClockwork Orange (1971) - Adaptation of Anthony Burgess’ novel; satire on violence (personal and public)
23 Stanley KubrickBarry Lyndon (1974) - a history film or costume drama
25 Stanley KubrickFull Metal Jacket (1987) - the training of Vietnam recruits and the corruption of the narrator in the war.Eyes Wide Shut (1999) -
26 2001: A Space Odyssey Made in 1968, a year after Bonnie and Clyde Took two and a half year and cost $10.5 million.
27 2001: A Space OdysseyMythic vision of the relationship between man and machinePhilosophical contemplation
28 2001: A Space Odyssey Audacious visual design and use of colours Bold use of music, Richard Strauss’ Also Sprach Zaratustra
29 2001: A Space Odyssey Very bold Associative cut (graphic match) Ellipsis of several million years from the prehistoric age to 2001
30 2001: A Space OdysseySimplified and geometrical set design and compositionJuxtaposition of Johan Strauss’ Blue Danube and the floating space station
31 2001: A Space Odyssey Ridley Scott’s The Alien (1974) Maze of corridors and cluttered lived-in space of the spacecraft, Nostromo
32 2001: A Space OdysseyIn Section II a monolith similar to the one which appeared in Section I is found.In Section III a battle between astronauts and the super computer, HAL.State of art composition and editing
33 2001: A Space Odyssey Section IV: The surviving astronaut’s hallucinatory trip through space and time
34 2001: A Space OdysseyThe astronaut arrives as an old man in a white bedroom furnished in Louis XVI style.The final frame - his rebirth as embryonic Star-Child.
35 2001: A Space OdysseyBeing enigmatic, mystical and sensuous, what is 2001: A Space Odyssey about?It resists interpretation.The film is ‘… essentially a nonverbal experience … It attempts to communicate more to the subconscious and the feelings than it does to the intellect.’ Stanley Kubrick
36 Barry Lyndon The film almost equal to 2001 in historical importance Historical drama made in 1975 and based on William Thackeray’s novel in the 19th century
37 Barry Lyndon Expressively lit and photographed Most sensuous photographyPhotographed by John Alcott, (Clockwork Orange and Shining)