Stanley Kubrick: Some Visual Motifs
Humans as custodians:
Eating in 2001: A Space Odyssey:
Kubrick was interested in, as Joker puts it in Full Metal Jacket, the duality of man: on the one hand, humans have their feet in “a world of shit;” on the other, their heads are in the stars. When doing satires, Kubrick put the emphasis on the former. For 2001, however, the emphasis was on the latter.