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What Made Stanley Kubrick a Great Director?

ByJordan-Lee Valenzuela

Feb 5, 2020

Giant sculpture of Stanley Kubrick's director's chair outside Somerset House, to accompany the 'Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick' exhibition

Stanley Kubrick was the Master of Cinema

What made Stanley Kubrick such a great director? There are many different people who can answer this question. But one that comes to mind is Stanley Kubrick. This article explains the things that made him the great director that he was.

Before we explain why Stanley Kubrick was so good, we should go over some of the other great directors that he worked with. They include the great Buster Keaton, Mel Brooks, Martin Scorsese, and Peter Bogdanovich. Of course there are many more but this is a list of some of the directors that worked with him.

The fact that they all worked together makes it even more impressive that he was a great director. Some of them were directors who were considered “chameleons” as they changed their style and had many different styles as well. It is not just the roles that they played that made them great directors.

Of course, they were all directors that Kubrick directed in their own way. But they all had one thing in common.

They all were able to stretch out into a whole array of other projects. This made them able to do something different with each one. It is a wonder how he could do it.

Now that we have talked about the great directors that worked with him, we can go on to explain why he was such a great director. He did not make his movies for the sake of making movies. He wanted to make movies that he would be proud of.

To do this, he had a tremendous vision. And it shows in everything that he did. He had a clear vision for his movies and was able to see how his movie would match up with others around him.

This is a trait that was unique to him. It was not like other directors who would work on films all at once. He would start off with one idea and then build it into something that he was proud of.

Of course, the hard part is that is this was one trait that made it very difficult for him to find any other work. But he did it anyway. He just had to convince someone else that he could be worth it to hire him on.

It was when he had enough work that came his way that he was able to have any other director to pick him up for a job. By this time, he was an icon, which meant that people could see his movies without having to see his name on the poster.

This is what made Stanley Kubrick such a great director. It is his talent and vision that kept him out of the public eye. He needed to keep his projects under wraps so that no one would come to his movie sets to take them.

What Was it that Made Kubrick so Great?

Stanley Kubrick was a master filmmaker. There are many reasons to believe that he was one of the greatest directors of all time. From his films like 2020: A Space Odyssey to Barry Lyndon, from his short films to the documentaries, from the experimental period of the early films to the genre-bending period of the later films, Kubrick was a unique and different kind of filmmaker who became a filmmaker’s filmmaker.

When Kubrick was coming up, he studied everything he could get his hands on to be a director. Kubrick became a prolific filmmaker early in his career. The first of his movies to be successful, The Killing, got him a Hollywood contract. Later, his films would be very influential in shaping Hollywood films like The Shining and Full Metal Jacket.

However, Kubrick’s style of filmmaking was unique and so were his techniques of storytelling. Kubrick’s movies were considered classics and are widely recognized as having great artistry and storytelling.

Kubrick made several films that had a long lasting influence on the field of filmmaking. In the mid-1960s, Kubrick would make several films that will often be considered as his best films. The following are some of the films that Kubrick made that have a profound effect on the cinema of today.

  • Clockwork Orange is one of the most talked about films today. One reason for its continued popularity is the serious discussion that it engenders among students of filmmaking. Perhaps the most famous scene from the film is the infamous red room scene where Alex DeLarge plays with a pair of wire cutters.
  • The Shining is another Kubrick film that has a lot of controversy. Critics considerit one of the most disturbing movies ever made. Also, there are several theories that the film is based on a true event, namely the mass murder committed by Jack Nicholson and his co-star, Danny Lloyd.
  • Dr. Strangelove is another film based on true events. It was an attempt to explore the limits of nuclear war and its effects on mankind.
  • Barry Lyndon is another of Kubrick’s most popular films. Directed by Stanley Kubrick, this film is not only one of the greatest films ever made, but it is also a masterpiece of filmmaking. It was the final Kubrick film, and it won many awards including an Academy Award for Best Director.

Kubrick’s films are known to have an artistry that other filmmakers could only dream of. Most of Kubrick’s films are highly controversial, which is perhaps part of the reason why they have endured such longevity. With the allusions to torture and possible humanity loss on all of Kubrick’s films, perhaps he was able to transcend both the genre and the limitations of the film medium.

In addition to these great works, Stanley Kubrick was also a great friend to filmmakers and actors. He was the one who encouraged actors like Brian De Palma, David Lynch, and William Friedkin to try their hands at directing.

Stanley Kubrick is a true pioneer in the field of filmmaking. His style of filmmaking is truly unique and he influenced a number of filmmakers to come up with films that would make their movie’s great classics.