The Seafarers (1953)
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Again, I watched these early short documentaries by Kubrick purely because my interest was peaked. None of them are really all that interesting, and it is hard to say you can even see some spark of skill that would be so revered in Kubrick's career. This last short is the longest, instead of being less than 10 minutes it is a whole half hour. It feels like the kind of terrible educational film that might end up on Mystery Science Theater, with only a voice-over and footage of the Seafarer's Union, who is quite happily praised (since they paid for it). I think big Kubrick fans might be interested to see his first forays into film, but they aren't terribly interesting and I don't think they even show too much artistic skill.
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