There may never be a more precise filmmaker than Stanley Kubrick. Quite possibly the most meticulous and, arguably, most influential director in cinema, there are no happy accidents or mistakes in his films. Each comes with multitudes of planning, staging, thinking and analyzing, and his themes of paranoia can sometimes subsequently drive people mad — depending on how you read the documentary “Room 237.” And among the most distinct and impressionable details in Kubrick’s work come from his use of color, as made evident by Vimeo user Marc Anthony Figueras’ supercut “Kubrick in Color.”
Vividly displaying the British filmmaker’s singular vision through his use of red, blue, yellow, orange, green and black & white, namely in “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “The Shining,” “Full Metal Jacket,” and “Eyes Wide Shut,” as well as “Barry Lyndon” and “A Clockwork Orange” this is an indicative display of the symmetry found within each Kubrick’s film, no matter the genre, tone, setting and themes displayed throughout. Carefully considered and filled to the brim with Kubrick’s regular flair for art direction, costumes and set design, it’s representative of how often visual cues can spell out so much to our retinas, even in a fleeting view.
Kubrick was a revolutionary for a reason, and it’s made as clear as day by this video. Check it out below.