American auteur director Stanley Kubrick, who helmed such films as 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, and Full Metal Jacket, is legendary among cinephiles for his unique, obsessively symmetrical imagery. And now, a fan has paid homage to the late icon’s visual style with a new supercut on Vimeo. The title, “Kubrick: One-Point Perspective,” refers to the graphic terminology for a vanishing point that directly faces the viewer. One-point perspective, normally applied to painting and architecture, is a technique with which Kubrick was intimately familiar: he worked for years as a photographer for Look magazine before transitioning to filmmaking, and he famously modeled shots from the period piece Barry Lyndon on 18th-century paintings by artists like William Hogarth. The video sets a series of clips from Kubrick films to a rousing version of “Lux Aeterna” (best known to movie fans as the theme song from Darren Aaronofsky’s Requiem for a Dream), which captures the drama and intensity of many of the scenes depicted. Watch it below.
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