Kubrick says the most fascinating part of film is the

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Kubrick says the most fascinating part of film is the way music and images align Each one of the recruits undergoes a loss of some sort (hair, privacy, freedom of language, identities) drill Sargent enforces these losses Shot of soldiers training into sunset reveals regimentation, these people are getting swallowed up in their environments, becoming part of the system Icy blue white is used much more consistently in FMJ than Clockwork, frightening music (synthetic soundtrack) sounds like breathing. (scene where Private Pile is beaten is fade in and out from black) In the second half, everything is a descent into chaos, into ambiguity. There are quite a bit of contradictions (Joker's helmet...born to kill on helmet/peace sign of jacket) In the prolonged sniper scene, the unit is in breakdown. The shooter turning out to be a young girl is pretty shocking. In the post beating scene, Private Pile has a new face/mask, gone is the expressive youthful face, now hardened by his environment. In Kubrick's film, something in the system always fails. The beginning and ending of this film are totally different. The Beginning: the barracks, a
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  • Fall '10
  • WALTERKORTE
  • Stanley Kubrick, Michael Robertson Kubrick, Kubrick movies, outcome Kubrick, prolonged sniper scene, military training unravels

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