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Stanley Kubrick vs Andrei Tarkovsky : Beautiful Video Essay



As one of the most universally acclaimed and influential directors of the postwar era, Stanley Kubrick enjoyed a reputation and a standing unique among the filmmakers of his day. Andrei Tarkovsky once labeled Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey as a “phony” film with “only pretensions to truth.” The Russian director’s own sci-fi epic Solaris came out just four years after Kubrick’s, and the similarities between the two are pretty glaring.

Check out some of the most iconic shots in the video essay below!

Film critique and academia oftentimes produce fascinating video essays. From an investigation of slow motion to how makeup has been used to age actors to even a parody of video essays themselves, these clips have offered an insightful look into the art of filmmaking — as well as some hysterical laughs for the lack thereof. But when one looks at greats like Stanley Kubrick and Andrei Tarkovsky, it’s bound to be a beautiful tribute, and Vimeo user Vugar Efendi has done just that in a comparison of the two giants’ styles.


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