*a clockwork orange

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“The Kubrick Stare, sometimes referred to as the Kubrick Glare, is a common camera shot of an actor in most of Stanley Kubrick’s films. The Kubrick Glare has been called the “heavy-browed look of insanity”. It symbolizes that the character in question is either really, really pissed or really becoming deranged, and the person they’re looking at is really, really screwed. Other times—usually when combined with a smile—it means they’re feeling really, really clever. Either way, it’s really creepy and ominous.”

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9 films that capture my aesthetic

melancholia (2011, lars von trier) • the cell (2000, tarsem singh) • oldboy (2003, chan-wook park) • enter the void (2009, gaspar noé) • spring breakers (2012, harmony korine) • only god forgives (2013, nicolas winding refn) • a clockwork orange (1971, stanley kubrick) • twin peaks: fire walk with me (1992, david lynch) • natural born killers (1994, oliver stone)