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Poll Question: What is your favourite Kubrick movie?
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3 [4.11%]
1 [1.37%]
8 [10.96%]
22 [30.14%]
17 [23.29%]
1 [1.37%]
11 [15.07%]
4 [5.48%]
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    Posted: September 04 2011 at 22:55
^^^ I like that idea that Danny can see the maze from the air! Makes more sense in that context.
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All movie lovers have an embarrassing secret. Here's mine: I've never seen The Shining. But so far, I'd say Space Odyssey is my favorite, even though I was it once a couple of years ago.
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2001 is the greatest
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fox On The Rocks Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 27 2013 at 21:54
It was 2001 for a while, but yeah Clockwork probably.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ole-the-first Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 28 2013 at 11:17
A Clockwork Orange is my favourite, followed by the Shining and Dr Strangelove.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Earthmover Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 03 2013 at 16:01
I haven't watched them all, but A Clockwork Orange is the most awesome. Though the book is even better.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Eria Tarka Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 03 2013 at 17:37
Clockwork takes it for me.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ole-the-first Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 03 2013 at 17:42
Originally posted by mister nobody

I haven't watched them all, but A Clockwork Orange is the most awesome. Though the book is even better.

Honestly I've always been wondering what so awesome is in the book? Confused I love Kubrick's interpretation much more than original, especially because of open ending (and also because Kubrick moved the main idea from religious motifs of free choice to the analysis of mechanisms of human society).


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 03 2013 at 18:25
Spartacus!!!!!

Nah, I already voted, apparently, but if I could today, I'd go for Dr Strangelove. Peter Sellers is astonishingly good in it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote akamaisondufromage Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 04 2013 at 13:16

The Shining or Dr Strangelove or The Shining or Dr Strangelove or The Shining ???

 
(Followed by Clockwork Orange and I love the book)
 
I must be weird as I don't like 2001 I'm not sure I have ever finished watching it!?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote KingCrInuYasha Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 04 2013 at 15:02
Highly tempted to go with A Clockwork Orange. My mom hates it, but there have been far worse films in terms of violence.

As for the whole "book is better" thing, why do I get the feeling that it has a lot to do with Anthony Burgess' disowning of Kubrick's adaption? I read part of the book at the library and, from what I gather, Alex is far more monstrous and not as charismatic as the film version, which probably ran counter to what Burgess was trying to achieve. I don't think the story's message would be as effective if Alex wasn't as despicable as he was, film or book.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Morning of Ashes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 05 2013 at 21:41
I like them all except "Eyes Wide Shut", but "The Shining" is my favorite.  It's the only movie I can think of that's better than the book.
 
Got my daughter heavily into Kubrick, and gave her a boxed DVD set.  She watched "Lolita" and called me at something like 2am, saying "I think this movie might be important, but I don't know if I love it or hate it"; told her I think maybe that's part of the point. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote otto pankrock Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 15 2013 at 19:23
Strangelove. Saw it when I was a kid and it hardly made sense to me. I just knew it was weird. Saw it again many years later it was just as weird but I understood it. Taking a subject that was so unbelievebly scary and serious and turning it into a comedy. Brilliant.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dayvenkirq Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 15 2013 at 19:43
Of all the ones I've seen (only three), A Clockwork Orange, but I'm not going to vote. The second half of the film really appealed to me.

Edited by Dayvenkirq - March 15 2013 at 19:47
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Larree Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 15 2013 at 22:08
2001

Saw it when I was a kid at the Cinerama Dome and wore out the vinyl soundtrack album.  Clockwork Orange, Dr. Strangelove, and The Shining are locked in a tight battle for second place.  
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I can't count how many people I've stumbled into who've felt seriously let down by 2001. "Boring" seems to be the most frequent commentOuch
I'll admit that the movie evolves in accordance to its own pace - but that is the general idea. The audience should start to question who in fact is breathing, whenever an astronaut leaves the comfort of the spaceship. Is it him breathing? HAL perhaps? The monolit? The universe or everything in between? 
Just like Bill Bruford once stated about music, then movies too should be about questions unanswered. What kind of wonderful delirium you can get yourself into.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote AtomicCrimsonRush Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 16 2013 at 04:11
great comments all round! 2001 is the one that I cant stop watching once it starts - I get hypnotised by its snail pace and symbolism.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 26 2013 at 22:48
Originally posted by AtomicCrimsonRush

I am a huge Kubrick Fan and wondering how many others out there appreciate his genius...
 
 
questions to answer....
 
What does the end of 2001 mean?
 
What does the end of The Shining mean?
 
Is it me, or was Barry Lyndon boring?
 
Do you agree that 2001 A Space Odyssey is Kubrick's warning about the proposed hoax of Appollo landings?
 
 
 
I came to this thread 2 years later but......
I read Clarke's book as well and I'm still not sure what the end means.
What was mysterious about the end of the Shining..?
I also found Barry Lyndon boring at times.
Again since the film was based on Clarkes book the idea of a moon hoax is not meaningful for me.
 
oh....Strangelove is my personal favorite.


Edited by dr wu23 - March 26 2013 at 22:50
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Post Options Post Options   Quote AtomicCrimsonRush Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 02 2013 at 18:22
New Kubrick book just out too. In the artists maze. fascinating.


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