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​marvel at stanley kubrick's use of colour in this fan supercut

Paying tribute to one of the world's greatest filmmakers, this fan-made video spotlights Kubrick's mastery of colour.

by Ryan White
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14 January 2016, 10:45pm

Stanley Kubrick's visceral use of colour throughout his career has always excited fervent fans and film critics. In spite of the director's varying themes and formats, from the cold, stark whites of 2001: A Space Odyssey to the rich, blood reds of The Shining, Kubrick always utilised the symbolism of colour to convey rich meaning and a signature aesthetic.

Taking inspiration from a video drawing together the consistent use of red in Kubrick's films, Marc Anthony Figueras has put together a supercut that brings together the entire spectrum of colours employed by the director. The result is an epic journey through his most celebrate films, including 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket and Eyes Wide Shut, all to the tune of The Blue Danube Waltz by Johann Strauss II.