Stanley Kubrick’s career is one that’s impossible to duplicate. From the beginning with films like Fear and Desire and Killer’s Kiss, we saw Kubrick getting his feet wet, while still maintaining a certain auteurist style that would only bloom with each film from there on out.
Kubrick closed out the 50s with two of his first popular films in The Killing and Paths of Glory and he quickly followed those up in the 60s with three of his most career-defining films. From Lolita on to Dr. Strangelove, we saw Kubrick coming into his own in terms of visual style and storytelling, but the floodgates were torn down with his 1968 masterpiece (that we unfortunately didn’t have time to talk about this week) 2001: A Space Odyssey.
From then on, Kubrick approached the last 5 films of his career by characterizing them almost solely in terms of visual style, since each of his last five films differ greatly from the next in terms of story.
Kubrick was recognized as a genius outside of cinema and his true god-given genius is on display in each of his films, with it becoming more and more present with each one. Below are the Kubrick films we talked about on our Instagram this past week! Enjoy and let us know your favorite Kubrick film below!