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Kubrick Stare

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About

Kubrick Stare refers to a copypasta and catchphrase written by Twitter user @SAMOYEDCORE (formerly @DxGGEAUX) that gives a short description of a "directorial technique" employed by filmmaker Stanley Kubrick in which an actor's derangement is portrayed by them glaring at the camera menacingly with a forward tilt to their head. The copypasta was first written by its original author in 2019 and reposted in 2020, often alongside a four-photo grid showing various Kubrick characters doing the stare, with one of the images swapped out for a meme or joke reference.

Origin

The "Kubrick Stare" sometimes called the "Kubrick Glare" refers to a frame often seen in Stanley Kubrick's films. The phrase "Kubrick Crazy Stare" is a term that was used by Kubrick's director of photography, Doug Milsome, and first mentioned in a Kubrick biography written by Vincent LoBrutto.[1]

In June 2019, now-deleted Twitter[2] user @DxGGEAUX posted a tweet about the Kubrick stare, alongside a four-panel photo block containing examples of the Kubrick Stare. The last photo in the block was Dennis (portrayed by Glenn Howerton) from the show It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia. The original tweet received an unknown number of likes and comments and was reposted to Imgur on June 28th, 2019, gathering over 2,000 upvotes (seen below).


neoGAYtonist @DxGGEAUX the "Kubrick Stare" is one of Stanley Kubrick's most recognizable directorial techniques, a method of shot composition where a character stares at the camera with a forward tilt, to convey to the audience that the character in question is at the peak of their derangement

The copypasta reads:

The “Kubrick Stare” is one of Stanley Kubrick‘s most recognizable directorial techniques, a method of shot composition where a character stares at the camera with a forward tilt, to convey to the audience that the character in question is at the peak of their derangement.

Spread

In 2019, the copypasta was used several times on Twitter, with one of the images in a grid of Kubrick stills being switched out for a joke image. On July 7th, 2019, Twitter[3] user @NoahPasternak posted the copypasta with a picture of the Nostalgia Critic. The post gathered over 9,000 likes in over three years (seen below, left). On May 2nd, 2020, Twitter[4] user @tyesheriidan posted the copypasta with a picture from the movie Radio Rebel, gathering over 170,000 likes in over two years (seen below, right).


frank zeppo @NoahPasternak "The Kubrick Stare" is one of director Stanley Kubrick's most recognizable directorial techniques. A method of shot composition where a character stares at the camera with a forward tilt, to convey to the audience that they are at the peak of their derangement 1:51 AM. Jul 7, 2019 2,499 Retweets 37 Quote Tweets 9,892 Likes : two men in a trenchcoat @tyesheriidan "The Kubrick Stare" is one of director Stanley Kubrick's most recognizable directorial techniques. A method of shot composition where a character stares at the camera with a forward tilt, to convey to the audience that they are at the peak of their derangement. 1:27 AM • May 2, 2020 28.8K Retweets 1,112 Quote Tweets 173.9K Likes :

On June 17th, 2020, Twitter user @DxGGEAUX new account, @SAMOYEDCORE[5] posted a version of the meme where the fourth photo was switched out for San Francisco Karen. The post gathered over 69,000 likes in roughly two years (seen below).


pregabalin_puppy @SAMOYEDCORE the "Kubrick Stare" is one of Stanley Kubrick's most recognizable directorial techniques, a method of shot composition where a character stares at the camera with a forward tilt, to convey to the audience that the character in question is at the peak of their derangement 5:33 AM Jun 17, 2020 ... 12.1K Retweets 305 Quote Tweets 69.2K Likes

On January 9th, 2022, Twitter[6] user @mikehbackupacc quote tweeted a clip of Elmo from Sesame Street with the copypasta, gathering over 30,000 likes in a year (seen below).


Various Examples


bethany @fiImgal "the kubrick stare" is one of director stanley kubrick's most recognizable directorial techniques. a method of shot composition where a character stares at the camera with a forward tilt, to convey to the audience that they are at the peak of their derangement 7:29 AM. Feb 13, 2023 1.1M Views : 3,128 Retweets 155 Quote Tweets 31.3K Likes brendan @dr_whobacca "The Kubrick Stare" is one of director Stanley Kubrick's most recognizable directorial techniques. A method of shot composition where a character stares at the camera with a forward tilt, to convey to the audience that they are at the peak of their derangement Jen Psaki @jrpsaki May 25, 2022 So this is happening. (Currently pinching myself) see you tonight @JimmyFallon @FallonTonight #FallonTonight THE TONIGHT SHOW JIMMY FALLON STARRING 4:50 AM - May 26, 2022 . WED 5/25 : JEN PSAKI "The Kubrick Stare" is one of director Stanley Kubrick's most recognizable directorial techniques. A method of shot composition where a character stares at the camera with a forward tilt, to convey to the audience that they are at the peak of their derangement The "Kubrick Stare" is one of Stanley Kubrick's most recognizable directorial techniques, a method of shot composition where a character stares at the camera with a forward tilt, to convey to the audience that the character in question is at the peak of their derangement. MONKEY.POSTING HOW I LOOK AT MY PHONE'S CAMERA WHEN WHEN THE MULTINATIONAL TRACE AND SOLICIT ALGORITHM UTILIZED BY A MULTI- BILLION DOLLAR CORPORATION ATTEMPTS TO ADVERTISE FEMALE MASTERBATION TOYS The "Kubrick Stare" is one of Stanley Kubrick's most recognizable directorial techniques, a method of shot composition where a character stares at the camera with a forward tilt, to convey to the audience that the character in question is at the peak of their derangement. pathologising giving the kubrick stare to the fish at petco radiohoead

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External References

[1] Visual Memory – Kubrick Stare

[2] Twitter – DxGGEAUX

[3] Twitter – NoahPasternak

[4]  Twitter – tyesheriidan

[5] Twitter – SAMOYEDCORE

[6] Twitter – mikehbackupacc

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