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.
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