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Kubrickian Cinema: Design and Disorder Essay

Kubrickian Cinema: Design and Disorder Essay

The foundational Kubrickian philosophy is perhaps best described by Kubrick himself when he claims that “you can say a lot of architectural things about what a film story should have… but, of course, that still doesn’t really explain why you finally choose something, nor does it lead you to the story” (Nelson, 2000). Structuring films according to a certain formula certainly has its merit, an organizational framework in which a story can settle, yet Kubrick’s genius is also found outside of these parameters, in the notion that themes, plots, characters, and artistry cannot be entirely planned or explained, and, in moving through the mystery of the personal and spiritual creation and evolution of a film, nor should they be.

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