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Colour symbolism in Stanley Kubrick films.

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Michal Lowigus

on 9 January 2013

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by Michal Lowigus. Colour symbolism in Stanley Kubrick films. Stanley Kubrick Summing up: 1964 – Dr. Strangelove
1968 – 2001: A Space Odyssey
1971 – A Clockwork Orange
1975 – Barry Lyndon
1980 – The Shining
1987 – The Full Metal Jacket
1999 – Eyes Wide Shut His most famous movies: 2001: Space Odyseey
The Three main colours are red, white and blue what symbolize the American flag.
The Overlook hotel is the allegory of the USA. The Shining
The second meaning Stanley Kubrick was a perfectionist in every inch. Almost every colour in his film has a meaning.
Was Stanley Kubrick the director of the fake moon landing? July 26, 1928 – March 7, 1999
American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer and editor
One of the greatest filmmakers of all time.
Oscar for special effects. Symbolism and colour symbolism Symbols are objects, characters, figures, or colors used to represent abstract ideas or concepts. We can understand them by:
Natural assosiation: universal and timeless.
Cultural: depends of the various circumstances.

Almost every colour has various meanings. Colours are used as symbols because they have strong impact in our emotions. Eyes wide shut Red: desire, love, but also danger. White: sterile, clean and devoid of life world in a space.
Red: danger. Death. Scenes connected with computer HAL9000. The Shining- I interpretation. RED: the main colour in every scene. Builds the feeling of danger, anxiety. Inseparable with violance,hate and blood lust. It appears almost in every scene. The Shining- Third interpretation Blue: is for the loneliness,cold and "cold" feelings. White: death, but also the victory of good. Hotel Overlook means America in the cold war and in the race with USSR.!!!!
And Stanley Kubrick prepared the fake landing on the Moon! Purple: mystery, nobelity,royality,wisdom.. Black: mystery, danger. Blue:loneliness, fear, doubts. Eyes wide shut. II Rotten red: desire, rotteness, negative emotions. Yellow: betrayal.
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