Stanley Kubrick, with his 13 immortal films made between 1953 and 1999, is a synonymous name with modern cinema. Known even as the greatest director of all time, Kubrick, who has directed enduring masterpieces in a variety of genres, was literally so perfectionist and meticulously precise that many considered him insane. But the truth is that Kubrick was undoubtedly in that narrow line that was the abode of many great artists: the boundary between genius and madness. Filmmaking was hired, interesting and often bizarre things were made in front of the camera lens and displayed on a silver screen that is obvious to few at first. Since Kubrick devoted all his time to the advancement of the art of filmmaking, it was no secret that he associated his films with hidden messages, wonders, and symbols. , Usually enriched through visualization, use of objects, and clever use of the camera. Here is a list of 10 not-so-obvious things in Kubrick's films that point to a deeper meaning. li>
10. Fully Open Eyes
Kubrick's latest controversial film, "Eyes Wide Shut" , Is a good place to start discussing the deeper aspects of his work. The film is provocative from beginning to end, but it has deeper meanings than what it seems at first glance to be seen throughout the film (although there are also many deeper meanings in this seemingly psycho-sexual journey).
9. Do not be upset about spilled milk
Now that your eyes are fully open, you should know that there is no need Sorry for the spilled milk, too.
In the 1971 film A Clockwork Orange, Alex de Large plays Malcolm McDowell and his novices in the first scene in The Korova Milkbar. be. As Alex Milker puts it, "Unlike the pubs of our world that sells alcohol, in the insane world of 'cookie oranges' there are times when they sell drugs-filled milk, where young people go, pee with milk and prepare for violence.
But why milk? Well, milk is a drink associated with youth and strength. In all cultures, babies need to be breastfed to be strong. They are exactly the school children who drink milk and we often forget that Alex is only 15 years old. Putting together a drink for innocent youth and the monsters that this drink makes of young people helps the audience to see that the evils of this world are the so-called innocent young people.
Interestingly, about 45 minutes of the film is one of the novelties Alex slaps a glass of milk on her face and leaves her crying until police arrive to arrest her. From now on, the tone of the whole film changes. Alex is no longer the murderous young man who escapes the law, no more milk is drunk in the film, and the broken glass of milk mixed with the psychedelic marks the end of Alex's days as a rebellious and violent young man.
8. Mirrors, Bathrooms, and Books Kubrick has used
bathrooms and toilets in almost all of his films. Illustrate the
weakness of the characters. The bathroom is a private space in
which human beings are vulnerable, and Kubrick has always
taken advantage of this. In "The Shining," Danny Torrance sees his
most nightmarish fantasies in the bathroom. In addition, Jack meets
his former bodyguard, Grady, in a blood-red bathroom, and it is at
this point that he realizes that he wants to kill his
The famous scene in Room 237 also takes place in the bathroom. In "Orange Cookie," Alex sings "Sing in the Rain" in the bathroom, where he reveals his true identity. In the films "Lolita", "Full Metal Jacket" and "Dr. Strangelove", many characters in the bathroom either commit suicide or attempt unsuccessful suicide. Likewise, mirrors are seen throughout Kubrick's films to reflect the inner demons of the characters they encounter. Or it can be said that mirrors are there for the characters to literally face their real selves. In particular, the film "Shine" is full of mirrors. One of these mirrors in Room 237 shows a naked woman as a rotten body. Jack eventually discovers the true nature of the hotel through a mirror.
Books and music albums also appear in Kubrick films as subtitles to show the director's entertainment and personal interests in the background. For example, the soundtrack of "A Space Odyssey 2001" can be heard in the music page store in the movie "Orange Cookie". The author who beats Alex in the same film is writing "Cookie Orange" and the red book on the table at the beginning of "The Shining" predicts the horrible future of the story. p>
7. The Power of Sight Eyes
A point you may have noticed about "cookie oranges" The constant use of pyramids or triangles in scene design is to display hierarchy. In addition, you may have noticed the presence of an open eye as a symbol of power. As we move away from her penetrating gaze and see the milky space of Korova, we notice naked women. Women in the shape of a triangle, almost curved with bodies in an abnormal position, which represent the atmosphere of the ruined and insane world of the story, a world in which women are subordinates and toys of men.
In the first half of the film, the pyramids represent They are Alex's power, but when Alex loses power, Kubrick cleverly uses the same pyramid to show that Alex is no longer at the top of the power pyramid. Ludovico's executive system, prison, and treatment are hierarchically superior to Alex, and the pyramid-shaped prison and triangular treatment center are a reflection of this change in power in the story.
Finally, Alex jumps out of a triangular house. They commit suicide. In one scene, he falls from the top to the bottom of the pyramid of power, both literally and metaphorically, and ironically finishes everything again with a power of the opposite sex. The famous poster of this movie, which you have definitely seen all of them, shows Alex among the layers of a triangle, which is actually a summary of this transfer of powers throughout the movie.
6. Fake landing on the moon
In addition to his genius, Kubrick created the "2001 Space Odyssey" , Received help from more than 50 technical consulting organizations to make a science-fiction film that is completely true to reality in terms of gravity, motion, space flight, vacuum and sound. It is also worth noting how much he has portrayed future products such as flat screen TVs in his films.
After 2001, a theory emerged that might be true : NASA took Kubrick to MGM Studios in the UK and asked him to secretly film a fake landing on the moon so that he could trick us into believing that humans had stepped on the moon. After all, if one were to do so, it would make more sense to use a genius who has just made a film that perfectly fits the reality of space and has mastered all the necessary things.
It is foolish to say that Undoubtedly, the landing on the moon was fake and Kubrick filmed it, but scenes in "Shine" refer to the landing on the moon, for which there is still no reason to include them in the film. Danny is known to wear a Apollo 11 sweater, and in one scene he arranges his toys in the form of a spacecraft launch pad. The reason given is that the moon is 237,000 miles from Earth, and that Danny, who comes out of Room 237 with a torn Apollo 11 sweater and can't speak, is a symbol of Kubrick's forced silence on the subject.
5. Movable items
If you take a closer look at the "shine" you will notice that the furniture, The special seats are in one scene and are not there for a second. This is definitely intentional to show that the Overlock Hotel has been taken over.
It is interesting to note that there are also missing chairs in the famous scene of the river flowing from the elevator. In this scene, when blood begins to flow on the screen, the captured furniture also appears almost before our eyes from the past. An overturned, blood-stained chair is seen early in the film with two dead girls that we see in Danny's dreams. Most likely, this chair, which comes out of the elevator later, represents this murder.
It is interesting to note that Stephen King hated Kubrick's adaptation of the novel, claiming that it was more of a drama. He also believed that Kubrick did not realize that the Overlock Hotel itself was a conquered creature and wanted Danny to shine for his purposes, because Kubrick was also very skeptical when it came to the supernatural. If the Lord of Horrors had taken a closer look at this film, he would have seen Kubrick portray Orlok in a subtle but profoundly captivating way.
Native American burial ground
Unlike Stephen King's Native American novel In Kubrick's adaptation of "Shine," the hotel owner mentions that the Overlock Hotel was built in a Native American burial ground, something that even true film fans did not pay much attention to. In this film, Kubrick seems to have subconsciously addressed the issue of Native Americans and their genocide, but these things can very easily be "ignored." Once home to Native Americans, it is now a chic hotel with mountain views. Native American sculptures, tapestries, rugs and food cans are scattered throughout the hotel. In one photo, Ullmann is seen next to the American flag, and in this photo, the curtains form white and brown pyramid patterns that can be associated with Native American art.
Another scene shows Jack repeatedly throwing a tennis ball. Throws a large sand painting from the Navajo area. If this is not symbolic then what is? The film quite clearly shows the indifference to Native American culture and Jack's violent behavior as a symbol of indigenous genocide. If you are a fan of hidden references, "Shine" is definitely a must see movie.
If you think Kubrick is about his country, or rather the Black Age He had a grudge, based on this list we can say that you are probably right. In Kubrick's classic anti-war film, The All-Metal Sheath, Mickey Mouse is constantly referred to as a symbol of America's stupidity and almost childish actions in the war, and no doubt through this symbol the danger of the American capitalist society, especially given It refers to the war against communism.
"What's this Mickey Mouse joke?" The lieutenant's shout sums up all the stupidity of the war in six words, and, as usual, Kubrick hides Mickey Mouse toys and posters in the background to prove his point. The final scene, in which the troops march to sing "Mickey Mouse" to keep their spirits up, while in the background we see the flames of death and destruction that they have created, is a deeply ironic and even sad scene. Loss of innocence of soldiers as a result of actions taken by the authorities due to "Mickey Mouse" decisions.
2. What is HAL?
In Kubrick's science fiction epic, "2001 Space Odyssey" , It seems quite clear that Kubrick warns us of the dangers of technology leading to the destruction of humanity, something that is now much more tangible than when the film was released.
However, all audiences may care about the importance of HAL Or they do not understand the reason for naming the evil computer by this name. In 1961, a computer called the IBM 7094 became the first computer to sing. The song he sang was Daisy Bell. Move each letter of the name back one by one and IBM becomes HAL. The scene where HAL sings Daisy Bell's monotonous and dying voice shows that humans can triumph over their own technology. Let's review some of the HAL dialogues that gave us the idea of turning technology into a scary creature: "This mission is more important to me than letting you risk it" and "I'm afraid I can not do this. Let me do the work, demon. When he was asked to open the sheath doors. These dialogues do not remind you of anyone in your house, maybe Alexa?
1. Orange Cookie ?!
A weird name for a movie, "Orange Cookie". Combining something unnatural with something natural, and this juxtaposition of the natural and the unnatural, is what gives it unparalleled appeal. Our protagonist, Alex de Large, should be hated, but he is not. Alex is perhaps the most deceptive psychopath. How is it that most viewers still sympathize with Alex, even after watching him violence against the elderly and even after he raped a woman? Well, that's because of the contradiction in the name of the film. With his intelligence, his love for Beethoven, the image and the way in which he guides them as "his brothers and dearest friends" amuse him. In essence, we live the film through Alex. For this reason, and seeing his human aspects, we decide to forget his fear of him, and we will most likely see him as a symbolic and stylish anti-hero rather than an evil character as he really is.
It is not surprising that violence An animation inspired by the film took place, and finally, with Kubrick threatening to kill, the film was discontinued until 1999. Nothing in this movie is as black and white as Alex and his henchmen. They are actually a cookie orange. "Good little brother video, good video!"