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Who would think that a black comedy about nuclear war an insightful science fiction movie and a spine tingling horror film would have anything in common Nevertheless Dr Strangelove 2001 A Space Oddessy and The Shining all share a common link their brilliant director Stanley Kubrick has become a household name in the film-making industry His style and techniques produce cinematically ingenious inventions that have captured audiences across the globe His stellar writing directing and producing abilities have made him the master film-maker that he is Although his style is very unique much of this style can be detected in the production of many of his movies These three movies contain his defined style of movie-making particularly in the areas of technical aspects theme and conclusions The technical aspects of Kubricks movies have become well-known One technique that seems to be consistent throughout all three movies is high-key lighting and over-exposure In Strangelove we see a great deal of over-exposure used to highlight key points in the movie When Mandrake tells the President Rippers recall code the lighting is very bright This is used in order to depict the importance of this scene Again when the bomb is about to be dropped and the hatch opens up the lighting is very bright Similarly in 2001 high-key lighting is used a great deal We see clear examples of this as Bowman is traveling through the monolith The lights are streaky and very bright The scene in which the over-exposure made the biggest impact is when Bowman arrives at the end of his journey in the hotel room The entire room is flooded with white and the scene is almost blinding The only relief one finds from this blinding sight is that of Bowman in the midst of the room In The Shining as well there is over-exposure used to bring the viewers eye to the object or person being over-exposed As Wendy describes Dannys injury to
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