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Stanley Kubrick

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posted on Apr, 29 2004 @ 09:03 PM
Just wondering who likes this guys films? I have been watching some of his recently, and they are always entertaining, thought provoking, and leave you wondering about something. I have seen:

A Clockwork Orange- Just saw this, seems to be a great social satire, as well as funny at times, violent, disturbing, but a great film...have to see it again

Dr. Strangelove- Great movie about the cold war era, and very funny, peter sellers is hilarious as mandrake, the president, and dr. strangelove

2001: A Space Odyssey- Very interesting, and beautifully done, leaves you thinking a lot, and right now I'm not quite sure about everything that happened, especially the end...but very good

Full Metal jacket- Good movie about vietnam, really shows the conditioning they put you through in the marines, and how some people couldn't handle it...I like how the first half of the movie is boot camp, the second half is war...

Eyes Wide Shut- Most people don't think this is one of his better films, and it is very new, but I saw it because of ATS people saying it was about the illuminati or was still quite interesting and made you wonder about certain things.

I am quite new to these movies, but I have enjoyed watching them all...what does everyone else think, and which other kubrick films would be recommended?

posted on Apr, 30 2004 @ 02:09 PM
He's a great director.

Clockwork Orange was a classic, funny and disturbing movie. I don't know why people think its so violent, the violence seems to be almost PG, the pervasive nudity got it the X.

Full Metal Jacket, was hillarious and was a satire of our millitary. It was great for the bootcamp segment, and it still did hold up when they were in 'Nam.

The Shining, was fantastic. Scary, and disturbing. It left the images in your head for a long time, those two little girls, scary. Jack was great, and the whole movie was just great, nothing bad about it.

Dr.Stranglove was good, funny, satircle but a little bit overhyped.

I never saw 2001, or Eyes Wide Shut. I heard Eyes was supposed to be his worst film.

posted on May, 1 2004 @ 02:17 AM
Yes. He was an excellent, off-the-beaten-path of the best, along with Scorcese.

Clockwork Orange - totally bizarre movie. I can deal with that. I can also deal with Malcom MacDowell. Yummmmm

The Shining: Far better direction than that STUPID #ed up remake a year or so ago.

posted on May, 1 2004 @ 10:20 AM
He was a fantastic director but he sometimes made my blood boil with his book adaptions.

The Shining film doesn't touch the book, Kubrick could never get used to the fact that the evil was the house, not the person.

I love Clockwork Orange, beautifully made but again it doesn't touch the book (mind you, does any film?)

Dr Strangelove, enough said really, a #ing classic.

Spartacus, again an absolute classic.

Lolita is probably my favourite of his, I never get bored of that film and as good as James Mason is Seller's as always steals the show.

2001 is also a classic, but I think it is essential to read the book before or after the movie to fully understand it.

The list goes on really, he is indeed one of the greats.

posted on May, 1 2004 @ 06:02 PM
Paths Of Glory is a true classic, not already mentioned, and timely when people's definitions of 'valour' and 'cowardice' are getting tested.

John Nada reveals his penchant a la Humbert Humbert! James Mason was infintely better than Jeremy Irons in the remake.

I have been after the (unpublished) Fear And Desire, his first near-feature length, for some time. Anyone seen it?

[Edited on 1-5-2004 by MaskedAvatar]

posted on May, 1 2004 @ 06:15 PM

Originally posted by MaskedAvatar
I have been after the (unpublished) Fear And Desire, his first near-feature length, for some time. Anyone seen it?

[Edited on 1-5-2004 by MaskedAvatar]

Is this what you are talking about?

"Legendary director Stanley Kubrick made his feature debut with this allegorical drama about war. Four soldiers whose plane has crashed discover they're behind enemy lines in an unnamed country. Desperate to escape, they decide to build a raft and travel up the nearby river into allied country. However, their presence is discovered by a local woman who stumbles across them in the woods, and they learn that an enemy general is nearby, determined to flush them out."

posted on May, 1 2004 @ 06:24 PM
Yes. You can see bits of it in A Life In Pictures.

Kubrick also did some early documentary work on boxing and stuff before Fear And Desire and The Killing and Killer's Kiss, the rest is modern history.

posted on Nov, 7 2005 @ 05:32 AM
I just saw Clockwork Orange finally and remembered seeing just a bit of it as a youngster, the part where they had his eyes pryed open while doing therapy to restore him. Its scary to think there might actually be lunatics running around like these people in the free world, raping and beating people.

posted on Nov, 7 2005 @ 06:09 AM

Originally posted by JediMaster

Dr.Stranglove was good, funny, satircle but a little bit overhyped.

A little overhyped?!?

I will simply forget that you said that. I will keep a better mental image of you that way.

posted on Nov, 8 2005 @ 04:21 PM
I've only seen Shining, 2001, Clockwork Orange, & Eyes Wide Shut off the top of my head. What are some other defining kubrik films?

posted on Nov, 9 2005 @ 11:05 AM

Originally posted by Dersu
I've only seen Shining, 2001, Clockwork Orange, & Eyes Wide Shut off the top of my head. What are some other defining kubrik films?

I think all of his films are defining....

I'm a Kubrick nut myself...

His best known films are:

Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
2001: A Space Odyssey
A Clockwork Orange
The Shining
Full Metal Jacket
Eyes Wide Shut

I would have added Barry Lyndon in there, but most people haven't even heard of the film
....Incredible movie....Kubrick actually developed a new lens for the camera just for that film so he could shoot in only candle light during all his indoor night scenes....The clarity he captured with that lens exceeds some of the best studio-lighting I've seen on standard film cameras...

I'd suggest watching each of those a few times over...Get the feel for Kubrick...Then watch his other "less-known" masterpieces...

Fear and Desire
Killer's Kiss
The Killing
Paths of Glory

You can add the movie A.I.: Artificial Intelligence to that list as well...It was his brainchild, but Kubrick left it to his friend Spielberg to complete - Kubrick confessed the one element he had no ability to control like Spielberg was children actors.....Spielberg has a proven track record with using successfully children in his movies...

[edit on 11/9/2005 by EnronOutrunHomerun]

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