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Stanley Kubrick: Some Visual Motifs

Humans as custodians:

Eating in 2001: A Space Odyssey:


In background, right: George C. Scott emerges from bathroom.

General Ripper, in mirror, is about to kill himself in the bathroom.

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.

Motifs in A Clockwork Orange

Alex as ape

Alex and droogs as apes