Day of the Fight (1951)
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Kubrick's very first film, this short gives us just the tiniest peek at the future techniques of what was soon to become one of moviedom's greatest directors. Shot in the style of a "March of Time" newsreel (in fact, one of its former producers was involved in this film's creation), Kubrick's legendary attention to detail is remarkably evident (especially in the religious artifacts that surround our "hero," the prizefighter Walter Cartier), and has a certain "eerieness" (which was to become a trademark of Kubrick's) in its bizarre fascination with Cartier's ever-present twin brother. Recommended, especially for Kubrick fans.
You can see the immerging talent behind the lens. One of Kubrick's early works.
If it wasn't for the name Kubrick this 1 reeler would likely be lost. You can see some very early Kubrick style in the composition of shots and in one particular shot involving a stool. You can see it at http://www.hollywoodsaloon.com/podcastEP36-4.html
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