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Objective Taking Nietzsches philosophies in a modern contemporary setting I would like to show how they are applied to the films of Stanley Kubrick However as opposed to many of the presentations Ive seen Id like the majority of the presentation to lye on what I know not what is on the video screen Introduction Although my concentration will be on 2001 A Space Odyssey it would be tragic not to at least mention Kubricks other post-Dr Strangelove releases in terms of Nietzschean philosophies -Released in 1999 Eyes Wide Shut was Kubricks final film In it we find a number of references to the use of masks Kubrick asks the viewer if you know what mask youre wearing and when Is it on or is it off Sometimes you yourself forget We end with a scene where Dr Harford walks into his bedroom and the mask from the orgy is sitting there next to his wife At that point Harford drops the metaphorical mask hes been wearing to hide from his wife and cries to her Ill tell you everything -In the late 1980s Full Metal Jacket opened in theaters across the country Here we find a strict balance of Apollo and Dionysus The film is structured in two distinct parts before and after the soldiers go to war or boot camp and the Vietnam battle scenes The boot camp The view is immaculately clean Every shot structure is perfectly symmetrical There is complete order In contrast to the war scenes we have total chaos Soldiers armed to the teeth with weapons are their own form of the law The man who has no fear who is born again hard and kills without thinking is king A great example in the film comes when our star Private Joker is talking with Colonel COLONEL You write Born to Kill on your helmet and you wear a peace button Whats that supposed to be some kind
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