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Topic: Favourite Stanley Kubrick Movie
Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Subject: Favourite Stanley Kubrick Movie
Date Posted: May 01 2011 at 09:02
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?
 
 


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Posted By: Stooge
Date Posted: May 01 2011 at 09:09
I've only seen 5 of the above movies (Strangelove, 2001, Clockwork, Jacket, Shining).  Embarrassed

Hard to pick a favorite between them.  All are entertaining in their own way, and it's comparing apples to oranges.  I'd force myself to vote had I seen all the above movies.  As for now, I won't vote.


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Posted By: Slartibartfast
Date Posted: May 01 2011 at 09:16
An Odd Spacecity.

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Posted By: harmonium.ro
Date Posted: May 01 2011 at 09:22
Barry Lyndon for me.

For reference purposes: forum_posts.asp?TID=32472&KW=kubrick" rel="nofollow - - Kubrick / forum_posts.asp?TID=43952&KW=kubrick" rel="nofollow - Stanley - Kubrick   / forum_posts.asp?TID=50096&KW=kubrick" rel="nofollow - Favourite - Kubrick Film?   / forum_posts.asp?TID=68145&KW=kubrick" rel="nofollow - Stanley - Kubrick

Interesting to see the evolution of the votes.


Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: May 01 2011 at 10:10
checked those threads out - interestng reading.... 2001 and Clockwork were always in front....

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Posted By: TheGazzardian
Date Posted: May 01 2011 at 10:13
I've seen 2001 and the ending was pretty psychedelic. My friend read the book and says it actually makes sense if you read the book, but I guess it didn't transfer to film so well. XD


Posted By: The Neck Romancer
Date Posted: May 01 2011 at 10:20
Eyes Wide Shut. The soundtrack scared the sh*t out of me.

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Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: May 01 2011 at 13:23
First vote for A Clockwork Orange, even if the book was better.

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Posted By: The Dark Elf
Date Posted: May 01 2011 at 20:14
I chose Paths of Glory, a superbly acted WWI piece, followed by Barry Lyndon. Full Metal Jacket has to be one of the most frustrating movies of all time. The first part (in boot camp) is one of the most intense and ultimately tragic and horrific sequences in film. Then, all of a sudden, the movie goes straight to hell, lacking focus and any of the intensity of the first half. It's almost like two films, one oscar-worthy and one tedious b-movie were grafted together.

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Posted By: JJLehto
Date Posted: May 01 2011 at 20:23
I feel wrong voting since I havn't seen A Clockwork Orange yet...

So I won't but from those I have seen Dr Strangelove for sure


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Posted By: NecronCommander
Date Posted: May 01 2011 at 20:42
Argh, so many good films here... for me it's Full Metal Jacket, followed by 2001, Dr. Strangelove, and Clockwork Orange.

Why do people think the ending to 2001 is so mysterious?  I thought it was pretty clear what happened.  The monolith on the moon was a tool (probably designed by some super-advanced alien species is my guess) to help speed up human evolution.  That's why the apes who found the similar one on Earth figured out how to use tools all of a sudden.  When Bowman gets sucked into that one on the moon, it does the same to him, and he's reborn as a hyper-evolved life form higher than humans, e.g. that fetus floating in space.


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Posted By: Andy Webb
Date Posted: May 01 2011 at 21:12
I haven't seen enough of his films, but I'm shocked The Shining hadn't gotten any votes yet, so my vote goes to such. Superb film!

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Posted By: valravennz
Date Posted: May 01 2011 at 21:18
Originally posted by Polo Polo wrote:

Eyes Wide Shut. The soundtrack scared the sh*t out of me.

Absolutely!! Though I like all his movies, Eyes Wide Shut, has always intrigued me, even after multiple viewings! Smile


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Posted By: Vompatti
Date Posted: May 02 2011 at 02:49
Eyes Wide Shut.

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Posted By: harmonium.ro
Date Posted: May 02 2011 at 05:11
Originally posted by AtomicCrimsonRush AtomicCrimsonRush wrote:

checked those threads out - interestng reading.... 2001 and Clockwork were always in front....


Not always - there's a strange one that The Shining won and where 2001 came fourth.


Posted By: SaltyJon
Date Posted: May 02 2011 at 20:48
2001 for me, one of my favorite movies. 

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Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: May 02 2011 at 21:11
Hmmm... lots of fans here. The Imdb has some wonderful threads there but they argue about his films more than agree.

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Posted By: Thin_Man
Date Posted: May 03 2011 at 10:48
Another fan here... I gave my vote to "A Clockwork Orange".
I don't think Barry is boring, probably right words will be "slow moving"... it is one of the few movies that makes you feel like you have lived the whole life with the main character, and all that in 3 hours.


Posted By: Atoms
Date Posted: May 03 2011 at 11:08
Eyes Wide Shut


Posted By: thellama73
Date Posted: May 03 2011 at 11:13
I love all of them. I recently saw "The Killing" which was very good. But my favorite has to be the Shining.

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Posted By: The Monodrone
Date Posted: May 03 2011 at 12:20
2001> Barry Lyndon> Dr. Strangelove> A Clockwork Orange (though the book is better)

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Posted By: thellama73
Date Posted: May 03 2011 at 12:25
I do think Barry Lyndon is his most technically perfect film, but I enjoy the Shining more.

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Posted By: The Monodrone
Date Posted: May 03 2011 at 12:26
Originally posted by thellama73 thellama73 wrote:

I do think Barry Lyndon is his most technically perfect film, but I enjoy the Shining more.

Lyndon is a perfect film, IMO.


I'm not a big fan of FMJ. Ouch


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Posted By: thellama73
Date Posted: May 03 2011 at 12:29
Originally posted by The Monodrone The Monodrone wrote:

Originally posted by thellama73 thellama73 wrote:

I do think Barry Lyndon is his most technically perfect film, but I enjoy the Shining more.

Lyndon is a perfect film, IMO.


I'm not a big fan of FMJ. Ouch


I like the first half, but am pretty uninterested in the rest.


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Posted By: akamaisondufromage
Date Posted: May 03 2011 at 12:34
THe Shining followed by Dr Strangelove
 
(I haven't seen BL though)


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Posted By: Vibrationbaby
Date Posted: May 03 2011 at 14:58
Originally posted by AtomicCrimsonRush AtomicCrimsonRush wrote:

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 went with 2001 but you can't seriously believe in those ludicrous conspracy theorie that the moon landings were faked


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Posted By: TheClosing
Date Posted: May 03 2011 at 15:18
1. The Shining 
2. A Clockwork Orange 
3. 2001: A Space Odyssey  

All three are essential films. And yes, Barry Lyndon is boring. 


Posted By: The Monodrone
Date Posted: May 03 2011 at 16:12
Originally posted by TheClosing TheClosing wrote:

1. The Shining 
2. A Clockwork Orange 
3. 2001: A Space Odyssey  

All three are essential films. And yes, Barry Lyndon is boring

lolwut

too bad you can't appreciate it. it's one of his best.


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Posted By: thellama73
Date Posted: May 03 2011 at 17:02
Originally posted by TheClosing TheClosing wrote:

1. The Shining 
2. A Clockwork Orange 
3. 2001: A Space Odyssey  

All three are essential films. And yes, Barry Lyndon is boring. 


I don't think it's boring, but it is long and slow. It's less slow than 2001, though, which I also love.


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Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: May 03 2011 at 17:45
Originally posted by thellama73 thellama73 wrote:

Originally posted by TheClosing TheClosing wrote:

1. The Shining 
2. A Clockwork Orange 
3. 2001: A Space Odyssey  

All three are essential films. And yes, Barry Lyndon is boring. 


I don't think it's boring, but it is long and slow. It's less slow than 2001, though, which I also love.
With Lyndon there is no doubt it has sumptious cinematography and very powerful paintig style frames with amazing dim lighting. It works more as paintings in an art gallery. It is tedious and mind bogglingly slow. That is the intention of course and i wish Kubrick had been able to make NAPOLEON instead as that was his dream.
 
2001: is mesmirising - it is slow but it kind of hypnotises you. There will never be such a movie made again as it is one of a kind with its narrative structure. I usually want to flick past the ape sequence but it is still vital to telling the whole story. The ape sequence actually is mirrired in the sequence where Floyd is deceiving the Russians - the water hole is replaced by drinks, the knock over the head with the jawbone is replaced by silence about the Monolith discovery, and the jibberish of the apes is replaced by the jibberish of Floyd who says basically nothing to them, the conversation is completey irrelevant. They greet each other, offer drinks, talk about his family, Elena's family, then Floyd tells them nothing. Interesting when you look at this scene as a parallel to the ape sequence. Also the leopard with his shining eyes that attacks the ape, is replaced by the leopard suited photographer who snaps Floyd in the briefing session, his cuff links are shining like eyes... very clever


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Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: May 03 2011 at 17:48
I watched Lolita last night and was very fidgety during this as it is very long, and the characters are bland. Sellers is as good as always, Mason is unwatchable, the girl who plays Lolita is funny, but Shelley Winters is as bad as it gets. I thought it was rather a misfire despite critical acclaim and so called controversey.  It gets no love here I noticed with not a single vote. There are no amazing scenes that stick out, Kubricks iconic imagery is missing - it gets about 2 out of 5 from me.
 
Thoughts?


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Posted By: Slaughternalia
Date Posted: May 03 2011 at 19:07
Originally posted by AtomicCrimsonRush AtomicCrimsonRush wrote:

I watched Lolita last night and was very fidgety during this as it is very long, and the characters are bland. Sellers is as good as always, Mason is unwatchable, the girl who plays Lolita is funny, but Shelley Winters is as bad as it gets. I thought it was rather a misfire despite critical acclaim and so called controversey.  It gets no love here I noticed with not a single vote. There are no amazing scenes that stick out, Kubricks iconic imagery is missing - it gets about 2 out of 5 from me.
 
Thoughts?
Haven't seen the movie, but couldn't get halfway through the book it was so awful


Posted By: TheClosing
Date Posted: May 03 2011 at 19:17
Originally posted by The Monodrone The Monodrone wrote:

 

lolwut

too bad you can't appreciate it. it's one of his best.

Opinions are as they say, like ...

You think the book, "A Clockwork Orange" is better than the film and I respectfully disagree. The last chapter of the book ruins the entire story and turns out to be some sappy coming of age tale. I much prefer Kubrick's cynical take, that people are who they are. Not to mention the cinematography and soundtrack capture the essence of morbidity in a way the book never comes close to accomplishing. 


Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: May 04 2011 at 03:42
I have read Clockwork Orange too and found it too literal compared to the iconic film.
 
I am reading 2001 now and it is totally different but very enjoyable - Arthur C Clarke is a genius writer...


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Posted By: harmonium.ro
Date Posted: May 04 2011 at 04:30
LOL at Barry Lyndon being long and boring. On the contrary, there's a whole novel stuffed there in three hours of film. If that's long and boring, I wonder how would you feel reading the novel...

I suspect that what is "lacking" from that perspective is more dramatic contrast inside and especially between scenes, but that would have gone against the story and the spirit of classical 18th century society and culture which is supposed to be portrayed there (and it is, successfully I may add).


Posted By: thellama73
Date Posted: May 04 2011 at 07:29
Originally posted by AtomicCrimsonRush AtomicCrimsonRush wrote:

I watched Lolita last night and was very fidgety during this as it is very long, and the characters are bland. Sellers is as good as always, Mason is unwatchable, the girl who plays Lolita is funny, but Shelley Winters is as bad as it gets. I thought it was rather a misfire despite critical acclaim and so called controversey.  It gets no love here I noticed with not a single vote. There are no amazing scenes that stick out, Kubricks iconic imagery is missing - it gets about 2 out of 5 from me.
 
Thoughts?


I think it is pretty good, but I find it very difficult to watch. For some reason it upsets me.


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Posted By: yanch
Date Posted: May 15 2011 at 08:31
Kubrick is a personal favorite and I like all of these movies. Personal favorite is Full Metal Jacket. The first part of the film in basic training is amazing. Close behind would be 2001 and then Clockwork Orange(3 buddies and I dressed up as The Droogs for Halloween while in collage). 


Posted By: rdtprog
Date Posted: May 15 2011 at 09:01
Eyes Wide Shut and very close The Shinning. Those 2 movies had a great impact on my movie life. The atmosphere in his films are incredible. It's like your in between a dream and a nightmare. 


Posted By: Curutchet
Date Posted: May 16 2011 at 17:29
Stanley Kubrick is my favorite director. I've seen all of his films except Paths of Glory and Spartacus.
My favorite is Clockwork Orange, this film is just pure bliss. In second comes Eyes Wide Shut, and then Barry Lyndon.

There was an amateur filmaker, film analyst and Kubrick fanatic named Rob Agger who had a site, but it seemed to have been taken off the internet; on it, he analyzed every major Kubrick films, after having read every interviews and archives on Kubrick, after having read the novels from which the movies were inspired, and comparing movie & film. after having viewed them frame by frame (and noticing strange things, such as objects being moved from shelves... which at first seems random, but which was done for a reason; or zooming in on the title on the spine of books sitting on the shelves, and actually realizing that the books Kubrick had placed in the shot explained the scene; and so on...), if you ever chance upon one of these analysis, you'll be amazed to realize everything is not what is seems in Kubrick's films.

For those of you who wonder why the book 2001:A Space Odyssey didn't transcribe accurately on the screen, it is because, as for A Clockwork Orange, Kubrick had a different vision of where he wanted to take the story, and had a strong disagreement with both Arthur C. Clarke and Anthony Burgess.

My interpretation of 2001's ending is that it represents man's cycle described in Zarathustra by Nietzsche (which is also the music played at the end, Zarathustra by Richard Strauss), although I've only read it partially; if memory serves me well, man gets old and becomes a child again (I mean in the book), but of an advanced human species. I'm sure someone will correct me on this because I may be wrong...


Posted By: Equality 7-2521
Date Posted: May 17 2011 at 17:48
It's very close between 2001 and Eyes Wide Shut, but I'll go with 2001.

I guess the top 5 would be:
1) 2001
2) Eyes Wide Shut
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3) The Shinning
4) Full Metal Jacket
5) A Clockwork Orange


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Posted By: The T
Date Posted: May 17 2011 at 18:43
Dr. Strangelove and Clockwork Orange by far, followed by 2001 and Full Metal Jacket. Eyes WidenShut disappointed me.

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Posted By: martinprog77
Date Posted: May 18 2011 at 02:38
A Clockwork Orange from the list,but where is ''Killers Kiss ''

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Posted By: Vibrationbaby
Date Posted: May 18 2011 at 15:30
I can never get sick of 2001. There's always something new that  I learn from it because there are so many ways of interpreting it. A timeless masterpiece. I think People will be watching this film an wondering about it forthe next hundred years. It's not going to fade away and become 

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Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: May 31 2011 at 06:38
 
This is a classic trailer parody - so misleading and hilarious!
 


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Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: June 03 2011 at 10:05
Wow - try this VIRTUAL TOUR of the Stanley Kubrick Museum Archives! It takes you on a 3d panorama tour of the entire Kubrick museum display
 
just found this tonight - superb look at the archives!
 
 
http://www.stanleykubrick.de/res/media/mgb-berlin/englisch.htm" rel="nofollow - http://www.stanleykubrick.de/res/media/mgb-berlin/englisch.htm
 
 


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Posted By: Vibrationbaby
Date Posted: June 03 2011 at 13:47
Oh no I have just changed my my mind. My favourite Stanley Kubrik movie is Titanic. Only because it has really good prog song by Céline. 

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Posted By: The Wrinkler
Date Posted: June 03 2011 at 17:14
Full Metal Jacket. I haven't seen 2001, but I've seen it synced with Pink Floyd's Echoes.


Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: June 04 2011 at 05:20
^^^ yes its great with Echoes - I saw Shining on youtube with Meddle as well and it was very weird, but worked somehow.

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Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: June 05 2011 at 08:37
Favourite KUBRICK LINES
 
mine:
 
Chronological lines per films

Strangelove: Mein Fuhrer, I can valk!

Hal: I'm afraid.... My mind is going.... There is no question about it... My mind is going.... I can feel it... I can feel it..... I can.... feel it

Alex: There's been some very large talk behind my back, and no error!... What's all this about the big, big money... If we want pretty polly we take it...

Bullington: The pistol must have been faulty... can I have another?

Jack: I did hurt him once okay? It was an accident... could have happened to anybody... a momentary loss of muscular coordination... a few extra foot pounds of energy.... per second... per second...

Alice: And I could hardly... move...

Bill: Fidelio.
Masked Leader: That is right.. that is the password for admittance... but what is the password for the house?
Bill: I seem to have forgotten it.
Masked Leader: It doesn't matter whether you have forgotten it or whether you ever had it... remove your clothes...

(some of these quotes arent exact but that is according to my memory anyway)

KUBRICK=GENIUS


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Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: June 05 2011 at 09:39
Some thoughts about THE SHINING:
 
I like the idea of the film really being a representation of Jacks novel which is likely to be a horror ghost story cos he had writers block. When Ullman mentions the Grady tragedy, notice the look on Jacks face as if a light has gone on he has been enlightened! - he at last has the idea for his novel! Rob Ager (Collaborative Learning website) looks at some of this in his analysis. But I would like to think the whole movie is relatively Jacks novel unravelling pience by piece. the black titles in the film are chapters. Each chapter features a new plot line with Danny becoming more and more awakened.

It makes sense then that Kubrick chose the most eccentric takes of the acting of his players. Jack really overacts in the -'gimme the bat' scenes. (Simpsons made fun of this beautifully) - Wendy overacts terribly in the scene where she is roaming the hotel at the end, looking catatonic - like characters in a badly written novel. Lets assume that Jack is a failed author therefore his novels are badly writtenand we are seieng this in some of the banal dialogue and 'acting'. There are times when the acting is realistic and the scenes are straight forward and these could be the 'reality' in between the novels scenes.
 
 
 
 

Could I also put forward some ideas of Danny and the Maze.

Rob Ager again has touched on this but I had thought that Danny had inside info on the maze. He knew the maze and therefore had been there before.

Evidence?
1. He led his mother straight to the centre. it took no time for Danny to find the centre and his mother simply had to chase him ('to keep America clean'). She says its so beautiful and she didnt know it was so big. But Danny doesnt have any dialogue to indicate he is surprised by this, though he does agree with his mother.

2. Danny knew the maze to such an extent that even late at night in the freezing snow he easily was able to trap his father. He led Jack to a dead end and then backtracked his footsteps and once again easily found his way out of the maze to his mothers arms. How could he so easily find his way out? He must have memorised it. But ow could he memorise it unless he had been there before?

There are some explanations as to Dannys knowledge of the maze:

1. Tony supernaturally led him there to the centre and out again. This would only work if Tony really was a force talking to Tony with foreknowledge of events and would indicate preternatural intervention.

2. Danny simply fluked it. He got to the centre after some trial and error dead ends and therefore eventually found the centre simply by logical process of elimination. This of course would mean he flukes it again at the end when he finds his way out of the maze so easily yet his father is trapped.

3. He is led through the maze by his mother - she follows him but is kind of chasing him to the centre. This means that she knew somehow where the centre is. And it does not explain how danny at the end was able to navigate the maze so easily.

One may assume that the maze was easy anyway and not a challenge. However when looking at the maze carefully in the aerial shot, it is not an easy maze rather is quite a challenge, so how does Danny navigate it so easily? Is there another explanation? At this point you may hypothesize that the maze is not real and does not exist. Rob suggests the Overlook and the maze are one and the same by design and this may be true in light of the logic of the situation.

Fascinating film!


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Posted By: EchidnasArf
Date Posted: July 10 2011 at 04:52
Big Kubrick fan here. Wrote a lengthy essay about him senior year in high school.

2001>A Clockwork Orange>Dr. Strangelove>The Shining>Full Metal Jacket>Eyes Wide Shut

How can people say that the second half of Full Metal Jacket is disjointed or wasn't interesting? If there were no recurring characters to follow into war then I could understand, but we see Joker and his buddy Cowboy go from recruit training into Vietnam.Confused

Never finished Lolita or Barry Lyndon due to watching at a friend's house (I usually make it a point to finish a movie even if I don't like it). Never started Paths of Glory.


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Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: July 10 2011 at 13:55
My favorite movie director everHeart
This is really tough, but I think A Clockwork Orange just about takes the cake, although I´ll probably regret that decision, the next time I watch The Shining, Strangelove or 2001...
I love the fact, that the movie doesn´t contain any sympathetic characters. They are all somebody, you don´t really care for. You feel pity for the old man getting a beat down in that tunnel, but he is an unknown, only there to crystallize the overall emotionless vacuum of the movie. I don´t have to watch the movie ever again, not because I don´t want to, but because it sliced its way into my brain - leaving one of my most treasured scars. It stays vivid and fresh and memorable - never losing its initial bite, and that is the true mark of a masterpiece in films.    


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Posted By: EchidnasArf
Date Posted: July 10 2011 at 14:26
^^ I actually really liked the character of Alex in A Clockwork Orange. Despite his lack of loyalty to his "droogs" and his passion for "power violence", he's portrayed as a relatively lovable character. There may be no empathy felt for him at the start of the film, but by the end you should have been rooting for him.

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Posted By: fusionfreak
Date Posted: July 20 2011 at 10:23
Clockwork Orange!Tonight I will be drinking Moloko Plus.

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Posted By: Vompatti
Date Posted: July 20 2011 at 10:43
I have "already voted in this poll". Probably for Eyes Wide Shut.

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Posted By: Formentera Lady
Date Posted: July 22 2011 at 07:32
I also "have voted already". I am sure it was for 2001, my all time favourite movie Approve. But Dr. Stranglove, A Clockwork Orange and Paths of Glory are great, too.

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Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: July 22 2011 at 07:40
I love all his films in some way but the standouts are 2001, ACO, then Shining and FMJ, but EWS grew on me...

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Posted By: Noak
Date Posted: July 28 2011 at 17:22
2001: A Space Odyssey. No contest. Best film of all time (kinda).


Posted By: Sheavy
Date Posted: July 31 2011 at 19:44
Oh man . I am not sure I can pick between Full Metal Jacket, Clockwork, 2001, Strangelove and The Shining.
 
Went for The Shining.


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Posted By: Atavachron
Date Posted: July 31 2011 at 20:04
Originally posted by AtomicCrimsonRush AtomicCrimsonRush wrote:

Some thoughts about THE SHINING:I like the idea of the film really being a representation of Jacks novel which is likely to be a horror ghost story cos he had writers block. When Ullman mentions the Grady tragedy, notice the look on Jacks face as if a light has gone on he has been enlightened! - he at last has the idea for his novel! Rob Ager (Collaborative Learning website) looks at some of this in his analysis. But I would like to think the whole movie is relatively Jacks novel unravelling pience by piece. the black titles in the film are chapters. Each chapter features a new plot line with Danny becoming more and more awakened.
Good analogy, I'm generally against interpretation but since Stephen King seems to frequently find ways to write about being a writer, this could be accurate

Originally posted by AtomicCrimsonRush AtomicCrimsonRush wrote:

Could I also put forward some ideas of Danny and the Maze.
Rob Ager again has touched on this but I had thought that Danny had inside info on the maze. He knew the maze and therefore had been there before.

One may assume that the maze was easy anyway and not a challenge. However when looking at the maze carefully in the aerial shot, it is not an easy maze rather is quite a challenge, so how does Danny navigate it so easily? Is there another explanation? At this point you may hypothesize that the maze is not real and does not exist. Rob suggests the Overlook and the maze are one and the same by design and this may be true in light of the logic of the situation.

Fascinating film!
My feeling on this - having never read the book - is that Danny is able to see the same aerial shot we see through a kind of self-projection, piece of cake for a gifted one like him  Approve





Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date 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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Posted By: EatThatPhonebook
Date Posted: September 05 2011 at 16:51
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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Posted By: Conor Fynes
Date Posted: September 13 2011 at 17:23
2001 is the greatest


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Date Posted: November 24 2011 at 16:24
Wendy? Darling? Light, of my life. I'm not gonna hurt ya. You didn't let me finish my sentence. I said, I'm not gonna hurt ya. I'm just going to bash your brains in. Gonna bash 'em right the f**k in! ha ha ha
 
The Shining. Beer
 
 


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Posted By: Fox On The Rocks
Date Posted: February 27 2013 at 21:54
It was 2001 for a while, but yeah Clockwork probably.


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Posted By: ole-the-first
Date Posted: February 28 2013 at 11:17
A Clockwork Orange is my favourite, followed by the Shining and Dr Strangelove.


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Posted By: Earthmover
Date 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.


Posted By: Eria Tarka
Date Posted: March 03 2013 at 17:37
Clockwork takes it for me.

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Posted By: ole-the-first
Date Posted: March 03 2013 at 17:42
Originally posted by mister nobody mister nobody wrote:

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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Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date 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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Posted By: akamaisondufromage
Date 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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Posted By: KingCrInuYasha
Date 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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Posted By: Morning of Ashes
Date 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. 


Posted By: otto pankrock
Date 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.


Posted By: Dayvenkirq
Date 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.

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Posted By: Larree
Date 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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Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: March 16 2013 at 04:03
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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Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date 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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Posted By: dr wu23
Date Posted: March 26 2013 at 22:48
Originally posted by AtomicCrimsonRush AtomicCrimsonRush wrote:

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.


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Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: April 02 2013 at 18:22
New Kubrick book just out too. In the artists maze. fascinating.




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Posted By: 3almost46yea
Date Posted: April 30 2013 at 15:54
Barry Lyndon Heart


Posted By: Blacksword
Date Posted: May 02 2013 at 12:26
The Shining. I don't really like horror films, but Kubrick brought something very special to that story. King didn't like it at all apparently, and thought his mini series re-make was awful in comparison even if it did stick much closer to the plot of the book.

Kubricks film is a masterpiece of atmospheric tension, without all the predictable shocks and splatter you get in your average horror film.

Clockwork Orange and 2001 are also fantastic.

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