Kubrick and His Masterpieces


Kubrick made very different films that almost did not intersect: different themes, different genres, and different actors. Each tape has its own unique style. But there is one image that for some reason was repeated from film to film, starting from the 60s the image of a crazy man or a person in such a state who is ready, as they say, to do something scary. Every time the director finds a moment to show the face of this man close-up. If we imagine that this is not a movie, but a photo card, then the effect of realism will be close to 100%. It is no coincidence that these particular shots are one of the most cited by Kubrick (Jack Nicholson’s face in The Shining, perhaps the most famous Kubrick shot in general), and often get on movie posters. In Tvnamu now you will be able to find all these movies streaming.

“Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned Not to Worry and Love the Atom Bomb” (1963)

The reason for insanity: the thirst for a world catastrophe, the destruction of humanity as an opportunity to become the chosen one, one of the few survivors after a series of nuclear attacks around the planet. He foresaw such an outcome and thought through everything in advance. Dr. Strangelove – has never become a real (fortunately) image of a madman, ready to sacrifice the whole world for his own joys.


“2001: A Space Odyssey” (1968)

The reason for insanity: the research spaceship climbed into such universal distances that no human mind can imagine which creatures live there. Of course, the idea is much deeper: the cosmos is the mind, in contact with which a person inevitably transforms into something that is not subject to understanding.

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

The reason for insanity: it happens that a person is born with a large charge of natural aggression, which inevitably spills out as one grows up. The surrounding society, of course, is not ready for this and is not able to adequately respond to the hero. Life in a state of constant aggression inevitably leads to madness.

The Shining (1980)

The reason for insanity: it is understood that the protagonist initially has a little “not everything at home”, and the mystical atmosphere of a hotel cut off from civilization only enhances Jack’s manic inclinations.

“All-metal shell” (1987)

The reason for the insanity: the army order is on the verge of insanity and the evil sergeant Hartman, driving the destructive ideas of permissiveness into the heads of recruits (“Born to kill” born to kill), brings Homer Kuchu to the faint in body and character.

November 17 marks the 75th anniversary of the legendary Martin Scorsese, the director of such iconic films as “Taxi Driver”, “Raging Bull”, “The Departed” and many others. In our selection of 12 films that Scorsese himself was inspired at the beginning of his career and which he recommends for viewing to all moviegoers.

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

If you understand the film, then we have failed, said Arthur C. Clark, screenwriter for The Space Odyssey, after the film’s premiere. Despite the fact that the Odyssey was released at a time when success in space exploration was tremendous, it was very difficult to believe what was happening on the screen.

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