Red: A Stanley Kubrick Supercut

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The designer Rishi Kaneria has put together a supercut of Stanley Kubrick‘s films to examine his use of the colour red. This over one minute video allows you to understand the power of the red colour and it psychological effects on humans. Kubrick has been able to use that for both atmospheric and thematic purposes in order to convey a certain mood. Red’s many meanings include darker themes like death, blood, danger, anger and war, but also erotic notions like passion, desire, love and sex, all of which are present in Kubrick’s films.

Aptly set to Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, “Red: A Stanley Kubrick Supercut,” which artfully weaves together footage from Spartacus, 2001, A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket and Eyes Wide Shut.

This video can be linked with another one which compare the colours schemes and movements between Shining and the Grand Budapest Hotel from Wes Anderson. It is actually mixing Stanley Kubrick’s horrific scenarios with the comedy of The Grand Budapest Hotel.