March 10, 2019
It has been 20 years since the death of Stanley Kubrick, and this engaging mashup is a worthy tribute to one of the greatest filmmakers of all time.
Director David Lean used to say that one should be able to cut any frame out of a roll of film and be able to frame it and hang it on the wall. This level of care and attention is not often observed in contemporary cinema, nor any other age of cinema for that matter. In reality, only a small number of gifted filmmakers have risen to that stratum, remarkable directors that have gone or will go down in history as the greatest auteurs that ever lived.
And of course, no filmmaker labors over details and perfection like the great Stanley Kubrick.
To mark the 20th anniversary of the director’s death, video essayist Richard Vezina has made a mashup paying tribute to the incomparable Kubrick, a compendium of kaleidoscopic images that allows you not only to see the utter brilliance of his style of cinema but to also learn how he uses them to tell stories that are unforgettable.