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Celebrate Stanley Kubrick’s Birthday With This Hypnotic Montage of His Tracking Shots

Legendary film director Stanley Kubrick, who died in 1999, would have turned 87 over the weekend, and to celebrate the auteur’s birthday, CutPrintFilm put together this montage of tracking shots from four of the director’s most famous films: The Shining, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, and Eyes Wide Shut.

We’ve previously chronicled Kubrick’s use of “one-point perspective,” his affinity for the color red, and his eponymous Kubrick Stare, but Kubrick’s fondness for long, fluid tracking shots is perhaps his most well-known stylistic trademark. When The Shining was released in 1980, Kubrick became one of the first filmmakers to use a Steadicam in a feature film, and the device became essential to creating the flowing movement that would become a staple of his work.