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  • adjective Of or pertaining to Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999), influential American film director, writer, producer, and photographer, noted for his technical perfectionism.

Etymologies

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Kubrick +‎ -ian

Examples

  • An almost Kubrickian seven-year interval has passed since Alexander Payne unleashed Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church on central California's vineyards in Sideways, remaking both their careers and sealing his own reputation as one of the most mordant and beady-eyed, yet sympathetic and humane observers of that poor benighted subspecies, the Middle-Aged American Male.

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  • I think ultimately the tonal shifts in “A.I.” are are a result of Spielberg trying to put his own stamp on what otherwise is a very Kubrickian movie in terms of mood, etc.

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  • The last two episodes are incredibly bizarre, avant gard, I might almost say Kubrickian, even.

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  • To help pass the time, I pretended Exit To Eden was secretly a Kubrickian science-fiction drama about a mysterious island staffed and populated entirely by sex androids.

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  • Soon afterwards they will shriek in frustration like Kubrickian apes.

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  • In the early scenes, director of photography Michael Halper paints the barren landscape of the office with an almost-Kubrickian vividness, accentuating bright colors and perfectly illustrating Abby’s boredom.

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  • And to me, there's no better praise for the movie than to say that it's one of the most Kubrickian pieces of cinema I've seen since Kubrick himself.

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  • Our second anniversary is fast approaching, so we've been looking for something to treat ourselves with, the same way we treated ourselves to some passkeys to Kubrickian and Schnitzlerian sex orgies.

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  • Our second anniversary is fast approaching, so we've been looking for something to treat ourselves with, the same way we treated ourselves to some passkeys to Kubrickian and Schnitzlerian sex orgies.

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  • He sticks to it until the bitter and fatal end, and the movie has a Kubrickian chill in depicting how the hunger strike plays out.

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