The 10 most memorable songs in Stanley Kubrick films

just singin’ in the rain

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To this day, Stanley Kubrick remains undeniably one of cinema’s most important and influential figure. The American Director, master of adaptations,  not only introduced an innovative approach to storytelling contributing to the New Hollywood cinema, his work also greatly advanced film techniques. But we’re not here to discuss his technological prowess, today we look -or listen- instead at the music of his films.

While not always necessarily present, the soundtrack of a film is as important as the film itself. It reveals characters’ feelings, tells the audience what to expect, as well as what to feel. And there’s no doubt about it, Kubrick mastered it like no other.

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“A film is – or should be – more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what’s behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.” -Stanley Kubrick

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Why Skin is A-peeling: Transgenesis in Cinema

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There are three realms of understanding: there are the things we know that we know; there is stuff we know that we don’t know; and then there’s stuff that we don’t even know that we don’t know. In my sophomore year English class, my high-heeled, leather-clad, too groupie to be a teacher teacher asked us to write a paper on what it means to be human. I was fifteen years old at the time, way too uncultured and privileged to even begin to understand the complexities of human nature in this second realm of understanding. By reading Pride and Prejudice, Macbeth, and A Tale of Two Cities, I was able to write a paper well enough to get an A in the class, but I certainly did not learn what it means to be human, nor could I recognize a question that, at the time, was in the third…

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