People! I'm starting a new series on this here blog, The Film Club! Each month, I'm going to curate a collection of films that either I love or have always wanted to see. The collections may be based on a director's works, genre, or social commentary, but either way, they will demonstrate the best of filmmaking. To make this even better than it already sounds, I am asking you (yes, you, the reader) to get involved! I want you to watch as many films on this list as you can throughout the month and share your thoughts with me about the films and how they work as a collection. You can leave a comment, Tweet me, Tumblr me, Email me your thoughts... Let's talk about films! So, without further ado, July 2017's Film Club is:
An Odyssey of Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick's Greatest Masterpieces
This month's film club is all about the stylish storytelling of Stanley Kubrick. I adore Kubrick films, but I also kinda detest them. You go through such a strong emotional and physical journey when watching a Kubrick; it's the closest thing to being assaulted via filmography. It's brilliant.
I chose Kubrick as my first film club subject because his style of filmmaking is so revolutionary and original it demonstrates the best of film artistry. If you're serious about the art of film, Kubrick is a great place to start. I chose not to include Kubrick's most popular films, like The Shining and Spartacus, on this list because, although they are still excellent films, most people have already seen them and his less popular work is where the best of Kubrick lies.
I am so excited about this collection because I could honestly watch Kubrick films for the rest of my existence. His films absolutely changed my entire perspective on what a film can achieve visually, emotionally, and socially. Enjoy!
The films of An Odyssey of Kubrick are:
2001: A Space Odyssey
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Full Metal Jacket
A Clockwork Orange
So, here's how this works, people. Over the course of the month, you watch as many films on this list as you can. At the end of the month, come back here to read my thoughts on how these films work together as a collection and how they reflect the artistry of filmmaking. If you want to take part in this month's film club, leave a comment or Tweet me discussing your thoughts on this collection!
Part II of An Odyssey of Kubrick | The Film Club
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