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Old October 13 2012, 03:43 PM   #19
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Re: Stanley Kubrick marathon

Evil Headhunter wrote: View Post
nowhere is anything that screams Kubrick.
I completely disagree with this. A couple of examples:
  • The overlooking view of the approaching and shifting Roman formations screams Kubrick to me. Tension mounts as a staggering force meticulously approaches like a juggernaut slowly grinding forward.
  • In the scene where Spartacus and Draba await their turn for combat, Kubrick focuses on the two waiting gladiators while we hear, but cannot see, the other two fight outside. Many directors would have shown us at least some of the first fight. IIRC, Kubrick resists the temptation to do that, and instead focuses on the main character and his opponent only, who themselves do not care to know what's happening outside.
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