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8 Constantly Referenced Stanley Kubrick Moments

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    This July sees the launch of a new exhibition of artwork and photography themed around the enduring influence of filmmaker Stanley Kubrick at London’s Somerset House. The director behind films like A Clockwork Orange, The Shining and Eyes Wide Shut became known for his meticulous framing, slow tracking shots and bold use of colour – as well as for pairing violence with popular music.

    ‘Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick’ invites artists to respond to a film, scene, character or theme from the Kubrick archives, from the disturbing, phallic murder weapon in A Clockwork Orange to Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb’s ‘War Room’.

    School up (and impress your exhibition buddy) with our guide to the most-referenced moments in Kubrick’s extensive filmography across music, fashion and film.


    Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick runs at Somerset House from 6th July until 24th August 2016.



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    ‘Also Sprach Zarathustr’ in 2001: A Space Odyssey

    Let’s face it – the whole opening scene in Kubrick’s intergalactic epic looms large over pretty much every film trying to use classical music to help create a sense of scale, though directors such as Paul Thomas Anderson and Frank Darabont have admitted that they were inspired by Kubrick’s use antiquated music in a futuristic or contemporary context, in There Will Be Blood and The Shawshank Redemption, respectively.

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    The “Me So Horny” scene in Full Metal Jacket

    In Kubrick’s brilliant, brutal take on the Vietnam War, two soldiers run into a Vietnamese sex worker (played by Papillon Soo Soo) who tries to seduce them in broken English. It’s hardly the most sensitive scene in the film and played for laughs, but her memorably-delivered line – “me so horny” – is firmly etched into rap culture; it was lifted and sampled in both 2 Live Crew’s song of the same name and, yes, Sir Mix-A-Lot’s "Baby Got Back".

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    The bloody elevator in The Shining

    When the elevators in the Overlook Hotel open to gush rivers of blood. Parodied everywhere from American Horror Story: Hotel to Bob’s Burgers, the most recent homage is in Beyoncé’s Lemonade. Look out for the scene in "Hold Up" where water streams from the doors of New York’s Public Library – and how Bey herself turns into a wood-wielding avenger with a crazed glint in her eye a la Jack Torrance.

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