Very Cool Supercut Highlights Stanley Kubrick’s Directorial Genius

by 8 years ago

Video essasyist Kogonada, who has an affinity for highlighting stylistic signatures of notable directors, decided to hone in on Kubrick's claim to fame, something known as “one-point perspective.”  

For his latest supercut, new this morning, kogonada highlights Kubrick’s use of “one-point perspective,” which refers to compositions in which spatial planes converge at one vanishing point in the distance—such as in a shot down a long hallway, or over train tracks headed into the horizon. As the video highlights, Kubrick also tended to place his subjects right over that vanishing point, dead-center in the frame, making any symmetry (especially in creepy twins) particularly striking.

The video is cool enough in itself, but the music accompanyment–Requiem for a Dream's “Lux Aterna”–puts it over the top. 

[H/T: Slate]

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