We’re still in the yearly box office grey zone, where studios release the movies they regret making or have little confidence in. So there’s no better time stay in and get reacquainted with a legend, namely Stanley Kubrick. But I’m not just talking about sitting down for a marathon of his movies (though that’s not a bad idea); I’m talking about a deeper examination of his oeuvre. The below should be just the thing.
For the past little while, the folks at The Directors Series have been putting together an extensive, detailed look Kubrick’s career in a series of video essays, which is now complete. Running nearly three hours long (!!) and spread across five parts, these are some great, deep looks at Kubrick’s work, the evolution of his techniques, and much more. It’s perhaps fitting that the longest essay spans “2001: A Space Odyssey” to “The Shining,” a particularly incredible run for the filmmaker.
So sit back right now, or bookmark it for later, and watch below.