I've always loved this camera technique of Kubrick's as well as his masterful, flat lighting. Everything seems to be so well lit in Kubrick films, again creating a disconcerting, hyper-real sensation. It feels as if there are no shadows to hide in, nowhere to go. It is all relentlessly, glaringly present.
Go to Kogonada's Vimeo channel to see the other compilations he has made: Tarantino tends to shoot up at his actors from the ground, and Wes Anderson likes to shoot scenes of tableaux, hands, and tables from above.