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One of the greatest and most inspiring and inspirational filmmakers of all-time was Hollywood outsider Stanley Kubrick. His command of all the elements of filmmaking, incluidng directing, scriptwriting, production design, editing, and all the other factors involved, was legendary.

His timeless films were iconic, often enigmatic, creative, and made with meticulous perfection. He was known for dynamic camera angles, visual style, bold use of cinematic colors, and tremendous story-telling.

Filmsite's listing of Kubrick's films include links to either a shorter illustrated review, and/or a lengthier analytical review.

The themes of his films were also universal - the crazed nuclear arms race, the perils of reliance on technology, the inhumanity of war, the "Kubrick Stare," and the darker impulses of humanity.

Each of his eleven major films (out of a total of 13 feature films) was deeply-layered, complex and wide-ranging, representing many different genre or periods:

The Killing (1956) - Film-Noirish Crime Caper, Paths of Glory (1957) - Anti-War WWI Drama, Spartacus (1960) - Roman Empire-Biblical Sword and Sandal Epic Drama, Lolita (1962) - Dark Psychological Drama, Dr. Strangelove (1964) - Nihilistic Cold War Era (Black Comedy - Political Satire), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) - Metaphysical Space Sci-Fi Epic, A Clockwork Orange (1971) - Futuristic Ultraviolent Dystopian Crime, Barry Lyndon (1975) - Historical Period Costume Drama, The Shining (1980) - Psychological Gothic Horror, Full Metal Jacket (1987) - Vietnam War Era Drama, Eyes Wide Shut (1999) - Erotic Thriller

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