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Watch: Montage Of Stanley Kubrick's Symmetrical One-Point Perspective Shots

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist January 15, 2014 at 3:33PM

Coming on fifteen years after his death, not only do the films of Stanley Kubrick endure, but so too do the aesthetics. His compositions, choice of score and distinctive visual eye still inspire filmmakers and take the breath away from audiences, with his exacting perfection still unmatched. And this afternoon, we have a little montage that celebrates his quest to create the ultimate shot.
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Coming on fifteen years after his death, not only do the films of Stanley Kubrick endure, but so too do the aesthetics. His compositions, choice of score and distinctive visual eye still inspire filmmakers and take the breath away from audiences, with his exacting perfection still unmatched. And this afternoon, we have a little montage that celebrates his quest to create the ultimate shot.

Over on Vimeo, Kogonada has put together a brief but still pretty thrilling compilation of one-point perspective shots from across Kubrick's body of work. Essentially, these sequences find Kubrick favouring building shots of precise symmetry, often leading the eye to a single vanishing point on the horizon. It's a distinct trademark from the filmmaker, but one that whenever utilized, seems chosen with purpose, and consistently feels fresh. The video is another unique way to consider the work of Kubrick. Take a look below. [Live For Films]

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