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Beard Of The Day – June 13th – Stanley Kubrick

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As arguably the greatest filmmaker of the 20th century, or of any timeframe since the medium’s inception, the bearded Stanley Kubrick could turn just about any style of film into a masterpiece. Whether it was the minimalist science fiction of 2001: A Space Odyssey, the horror of both A Clockwork Orange and The Shining, the period pieces of Barry Lyndon and Spartacus, or the black comedy of Dr. Strangelove and Full Metal Jacket, every piece of his directorial work stands uniquely on its own while still maintaining his signature craftsmanship. Kubrick famously framed every single shot so that any single frame of celluloid even when taken out of context could stand on its own as a visual statement. But when strung together both within a film and over a career, those single frames add up to a legendary body of work.

 

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