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Director  Stanley Kubrick
Screenplay  Will Chasen
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Country  United States
5.6/10 IMDb

4.3/10 Letterboxd

Genre  Documentary, Short
Writer  Will Chasen
Language  English
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Cast  Don Hollenbeck
Release date  October 15, 1953 (1953-10-15)
Prequel  Flying Padre: An RKO-Pathe Screenliner
Similar movies  Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Oceans, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, The Little Mermaid, Brooklyn

The Seafarers is Stanley Kubrick's fourth film and third short documentary, made for the Seafarers International Union, directed in June 1953.

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There are shots of ships, machinery, a canteen, and a union meeting. The film was shot in color, and was supervised by the staff of The Seafarers Log, the union magazine. For the cafeteria scene in the film, Kubrick chose a long, sideways-shooting dolly shot to establish the life of the seafarer's community; this shot is an early demonstration of a signature technique that Kubrick would use in his feature films. Another such shot involves a group of seafarers walking across screen from a shaded area to a sunlit space as they approach the SIU Union hall.

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The film was "discovered" in 1973 by film scholar and filmmaker Frank P. Tomasulo, who arranged for a 16mm print of the documentary to be deposited in the permanent collection of the Library of Congress' Motion Picture Division.

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The Seafarers was released on DVD in 2008 with audio commentary from directors Roger Avary and Keith Gordon, as well as an interview with one of Kubrick's daughters.

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The short is also available as an extra on the 2012 release of Kubrick's first full-length film Fear and Desire.

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References

The Seafarers Wikipedia
The Seafarers LetterboxdThe Seafarers IMDb The Seafarers themoviedb.org


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