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Kevin J. McGuire CIN-109-170 American Cinema Professor Benjamin Kukainis 2014SP – Distance Learning Burlington County College 18 April 2014 Extra Credit / Kubrick Quote Kubrick Quote Respond to the following quote by legendary filmmaker, Stanley Kubrick (A Clockwork Orange, Full Metal Jacket, The Shining) in 4-6 sentences: "A film is - or should be - more like music than fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what's behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later." You may relate this to your experience in movie-going, your thoughts on some of your favorite films, your agreement/disagreement, etc... I would respond to the Kubrick quote by addressing the progression of moods and feelings- a film should “grab you and shake you”, not physically- of course, emotionally.
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Unformatted text preview: Like music that moves the soul, a classic film stirs the senses and mind. A Kubrick film like Full Metal Jacket or The Shining are a series of events that always keep you on the edge, along the lines of the progression of moods aspect that the quote references. As a viewer, you get so caught-up in the intensity of the action, that it leaves little time to begin to dissect theme and meaning. When a film hits the Kubrick mark, it presents itself to the audience in the exact manner the famous quote describes. Music flows- intense Kubrick films flow and both keep you hanging on- waiting for the next scene or line....
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