Kubrick vs. Scorsese Montage

Earlier this year, Leandro Copperfield spent days re-watching the films of Quentin Tarantino and the Coen brothers. Then, using 500+ scenes from 17 movies, he developed a montage tribute simply called Tarantino vs Coen Brothers. This pairing makes a certain amount of sense. Both have a wonderful knack for aestheticizing violence. But what’s the thread that runs through Copperfield’s latest short tribute, Kubrick vs Scorsese? Perhaps it’s quite simply the grandeur of their filmmaking. About Kubrick’s artistry Scorsese said, “Watching a Kubrick film is like gazing up at a mountaintop. You look up and wonder, how could anyone have climbed that high? There are emotional passages and images and spaces in his films that have an inexplicable power…” And, you can’t help but think that Kubrick looked at Scorsese’s work with a similar sense of awe.

Scorsese offers more thoughts on Kubrick in this 2001 episode of Charlie Rose. It’s worth a watch. For more great films, please see our collection of Free Movies Online.

via @BrainPicker and Kottke

Would you like to support the mission of Open Culture? Please consider making a donation to our site. It’s hard to rely 100% on ads, and your contributions will help us continue providing the best free cultural and educational materials to learners everywhere.

Also consider following Open Culture on Facebook and Twitter and sharing intelligent media with your friends. Or sign up for our daily email and get a daily dose of Open Culture in your inbox. 

by | Permalink | Comments (0) |

Support Open Culture

We’re hoping to rely on our loyal readers rather than erratic ads. To support Open Culture’s mission, please consider making a donation. We accept Paypal, Venmo, Patreon, even Crypto! To donate, click here. We thank you!

Leave a Reply

Open Culture was founded by Dan Colman.