Sunday 31 July 2011

Kubrick's Attention To Detail


It's frustrating that around the globe hundreds of Kubrick fans laud his attention to detail and yet gloss over the relentless symbolism in his movies confirming his NASA appointment to film the moon landings. Endless debates discussing the lingerie and ignoring the sex. It's the greatest money shot ever missed.

That Eye of Providence as used by Andy McDowell in Clockwork Orange for example. In a world with Eyes Wide Shut I can only encourage fans to Google Jay Weidner and Kubrick to understand the man. Jay doesn't mind a little hyperbole to rile those who fear most the Easter eggs Kubrick dropped into his movies, but his analysis is the authoritative big picture.