The Kubrick Close-Up
In this video essay, The Discarded Image looks at Stanley Kubrick's unique method of using a close-up shot featuring such films as Eyes Wide Shut, Full Metal Jacket, Dr. Strangelove, The Killing, and 2001: A Space Odyssey.
The best part of the video as a viewer is coming to the understanding of how strategic Kubrick is with his close-up shot. There is such clear, deliberate intent. This gives all of us a greater appreciation of just how involved a director is with his shot selection and how artistically fine-tuned films can really be.