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Title: Favorite Kubrick Film
Post by: clockworkcanary on January 26, 2007, 11:44:08 AM
Which Kubrick Film do you like the most?  I personally like FMJ, The Shining, 2001, Dr. Strangelove a whole hell of a lot but I must say that Eyes Wide Shut is my favorite, although I'm positive I'm in the minority on that.

Note: I didn't include any of Kubrick's work before Paths of Glory but if you like one of those the best, please feel free to elaborate.


Title: Re: Favorite Kubrick Film
Post by: Him on January 26, 2007, 11:46:41 AM
As a space movie buff I like 2001: A Space Odyssey.


Title: Re: Favorite Kubrick Film
Post by: Mr_Vindictive on January 26, 2007, 12:22:31 PM
I like all of Kubrick's films, actually.  I had to vote for The Shining though, as it was my first foray into Kubrick's work and it still remains my favorite.


Title: Re: Favorite Kubrick Film
Post by: raj on January 26, 2007, 12:33:00 PM
Top three are Clockwork Orange, Strangelove and 2001.
To pick just one, it's 2001.
I got to see this in the theater circa 1991ish, when they refurbished it.  Beautiful cinematography, I don't own this on DVD, my tv wouldn't do it justice.


Title: Re: Favorite Kubrick Film
Post by: JaseSF on January 26, 2007, 01:00:48 PM
2001 is my favourite but DR. STRANGELOVE, PATHS OF GLORY and THE KILLING aren't too far behind.


Title: Re: Favorite Kubrick Film
Post by: ulthar on January 26, 2007, 01:04:55 PM
Oh man, tough call.  I had to go with 2001, though.

When I was 18, I was in the hospital with SOMETHING wrong with my heart.  The first night I was alone (long story, but my family was not there). It was very scarey.  A really kind nurse came and sat with me; she did her paperwork in my room so I would not be alone.

Anyway, that night I watched 2001.  I'd seen it before (this was early 1984), but there was just something beautifully nilihistic about being literally scared to death about my condition and HAL talking trash.  I love that movie.

The next morning, my heart actually DID stop; I kept up the stellar heartbeat of 5 per minute for over five minutes.  Dunno if I was revived, but when I woke up, the room was full of people in white coats.  It was truly one of the wierdest things I've ever lived through.  It's all okay now, I guess, but 2001 remains a gentle reminder of the path taken to get here now.

Wild, how a movie can have such an impact.


Title: Re: Favorite Kubrick Film
Post by: BeyondTheGrave on January 26, 2007, 03:15:45 PM
This is a tough call but I went with Clockwork Orange. Out off all the ones up there I have seen, ClockworK hits me on a more personal level.


Title: Re: Favorite Kubrick Film
Post by: clockworkcanary on January 26, 2007, 03:31:27 PM
Oh man, tough call.  I had to go with 2001, though.

When I was 18, I was in the hospital with SOMETHING wrong with my heart.  The first night I was alone (long story, but my family was not there). It was very scarey.  A really kind nurse came and sat with me; she did her paperwork in my room so I would not be alone.

Anyway, that night I watched 2001.  I'd seen it before (this was early 1984), but there was just something beautifully nilihistic about being literally scared to death about my condition and HAL talking trash.  I love that movie.

The next morning, my heart actually DID stop; I kept up the stellar heartbeat of 5 per minute for over five minutes.  Dunno if I was revived, but when I woke up, the room was full of people in white coats.  It was truly one of the wierdest things I've ever lived through.  It's all okay now, I guess, but 2001 remains a gentle reminder of the path taken to get here now.

Wild, how a movie can have such an impact.

Wow Ulthar, that is some story.  I guess it would have a hell of an impact.   Glad you're still around btw.   Talk about watching an epic story while having an epic monumental event huh?


Title: Re: Favorite Kubrick Film
Post by: clockworkcanary on January 26, 2007, 03:40:03 PM
I'll try to leave my comments for EWS in my thread/review for that film but I want to say that I love Dr. Strangelove - absolutely hilarious.  My previous roommate hated it just because it was in black n white (haha but then he thought the Day After Tomorrow was a great film so there ya go). 

The Shining was a kick ass flick too, but I like it in different ways, of course.  Watching Jack convert back to the savage ape was pretty twisted.  And then there's FMJ, a pretty kick ass Nam flick.  And of course, gotta love 2001.  I've yet to watch Barry Lyndon and some of Kubrick's older stuff though, I admit.  I did recently find Barry Lyndon on VHS so whenever I get the extra 3 hours I plan to watch it. 

What's cool is all the common themes across his movies - especially the symbolism.  I plan to go into this in much more detail once I get done with the EWS recap and actually start the essay part of my review, mainly because it makes references to most, if not all of his other work.  One thing I've noticed is that Kubrick loved having scenes in the bathroom.  I know, strange symbolism there but it's true.  EWS starts in the bathroom, the Shining has Jack conversing with a ghost in the bathroom, and who could forget the bathroom scene in FMJ? 

My least favorite so far is ACO mainly because I detest certain types of scenes, however I do like the whole Operant and Classical Conditioning experiments and attempts at social engineering the film comments on.  I was cured alright :)


Title: Re: Favorite Kubrick Film
Post by: Doc Daneeka on January 26, 2007, 03:52:58 PM
Stanley Kubrick is one of my favorite directors, it's like everything he does is a masterpiece! He's covered just about every genre with that level of skill. Full Metal Jacket is the best I can think of right now. Action, drama, a morbid comedy, all with a certain message. A true classic and one of the best films overall!

I might have liked Dr. Strangelove the best, but they shoulda' kept the first ending! "Mein fuhrer, I can walk!" was a copout, especially when the original would have had the line anyway.


Title: Re: Favorite Kubrick Film
Post by: CheezeFlixz on January 26, 2007, 07:41:55 PM
Kubrick is proof of QUALITY not QUANITY ... with only having Directed 16 films I don't think a single one was a loser.

My choice FMJ ... but they are all great.


Title: Re: Favorite Kubrick Film
Post by: peter johnson on January 27, 2007, 01:31:05 AM
I voted for "Paths of Glory", even though "2001" is such an epic Epic . . .
"Paths of Glory" just has that feeling of being from another era/like it could have been shot during the First World War.
Plus, few directors have gotten such a great performance out of Kirk Douglas.
In my youth, we watched "Clockwork Orange" over and over again.  We got the Wendy Carlos(Walter Carlos?!?!) soundtrack recordings (There were 2 completely different ones) and would listen to them in our dorm rooms.
However, in time, I came to see that "Paths . .." was the more difficult film to make and therefore a better movie.
peter kubrick/denny mcdowell


Title: Re: Favorite Kubrick Film
Post by: RCMerchant on January 27, 2007, 09:22:11 AM
the SHINING,followed by DR.STRANGELOVE,then CLOCKWORK ORANGE....but all are great.Did he make a movie that wasn't great?


Title: Re: Favorite Kubrick Film
Post by: Him on January 27, 2007, 04:32:49 PM
.Did he make a movie that wasn't great?

Spartacus


Title: Re: Favorite Kubrick Film
Post by: Fausto on January 27, 2007, 08:03:12 PM
A Clockwork Orange, then 2001 A Space Oddysey, then Eyes Wide Shut. My movies have to take me somewhere I've never been before, and Kubrick's movies do that. I even named a pet cockatiel Stanley after him.


Title: Re: Favorite Kubrick Film
Post by: Scott on January 27, 2007, 08:55:33 PM
Favorite would be DR. STRANGELOVE. The others that I like are:

PATHS OF GLORY
THE SHINING
CLOCKWORK ORANGE
BARRY LYNDON
2001 SPACE ODDYSEY
FULL METAL JACKET

Haven't seen

EYES WIDE SHUT
THE KILLING

Amazing the range of films he has done from Space, War, Nepoleonic, Vietnam, Horror, and WWI



Title: Re: Favorite Kubrick Film
Post by: Bill C. on January 27, 2007, 09:42:02 PM
.Did he make a movie that wasn't great?

Spartacus
Now, I actually adore Spartacus.  It's not a Kubrick movie in the strict sense, sure, but it by no means is a bad movie IMHO.  A little cheesy, but what epics from that timeframe weren't?

Barring that?  Yup, wait for it--2001.


Title: Re: Favorite Kubrick Film
Post by: Doc Daneeka on January 27, 2007, 10:41:52 PM
Floating Cadre (or whatever), I haven't seen it, or even heard of it, but that points towards the idea that it is not, indeed, great, eh?


Title: Re: Favorite Kubrick Film
Post by: peter johnson on January 28, 2007, 02:43:25 AM
 :hot: :hot: :hot: :hot: :hot: :hot: :hot:I   AM   SPARTACUS!!! :hot: :hot: :hot:


Title: Re: Favorite Kubrick Film
Post by: Yaddo 42 on January 28, 2007, 05:25:44 AM
Not sure I have A favorite. I admire his work I've seen and recommend films to people all the time, but I don't have one I love above all the others, but he does have film's I don't like as much: Spartacus and Killer's Kiss.

After I saw The Killing I lost a lot of respect for Pulp Fiction and some more of the respect I had been losing for Reservoir Dogs over the years. Sorry QT, it was done much better by someone else decades earlier.

Paths of Glory, Dr. Strangelove, The Killing, 2001, and Full Metal Jacket all rank higher on my personal list of the ones I've seen, the favorite would have to come from that group. I like ACO but recommend it, or loan it out, to others more than I actually watch all of it. As much as I admire it, it can still be difficult viewing, a sign of it's power still.


Title: Re: Favorite Kubrick Film
Post by: RCMerchant on January 28, 2007, 11:20:45 AM
I think SPARTACUS is pretty great! And I generally don't like movies set in ancient Rome.


Title: Re: Favorite Kubrick Film
Post by: Dennis on January 28, 2007, 12:53:28 PM
:hot: :hot: :hot: :hot: :hot: :hot: :hot:I   AM   SPARTACUS!!! :hot: :hot: :hot:

       :hot: NO HE'S NOT, I AM SPARTACUS!!! :hot:

This is one of my favorite Kirk Douglas films, I like movies set in ancient times that deal with actual people, even if they do sort of bend the truth to sell the movie, or in some cases distort it beyond recognition, but that's Hollywood for you.


Title: Re: Favorite Kubrick Film
Post by: raj on January 29, 2007, 12:50:05 PM
I am Sparatcus

 :cheers:


(now this will degenerate into an "I am Spartacus" thread.


Title: Re: Favorite Kubrick Film
Post by: BeyondTheGrave on January 29, 2007, 05:38:11 PM
I am Sparatcus

 :cheers:


(now this will degenerate into an "I am Spartacus" thread.

I don''t think it will degenerate into "I am Spartacus" thread because everyone here fully knows that I am Spartacus.

End of story. :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: Favorite Kubrick Film
Post by: Dennis on January 30, 2007, 12:36:49 AM
I am Sparatcus

 :cheers:


(now this will degenerate into an "I am Spartacus" thread.

I don''t think it will degenerate into "I am Spartacus" thread because everyone here fully knows that I am Spartacus.

End of story. :bouncegiggle:

Good answer, now back to the Kubrick movies. :thumbup:
Spartacus is one of my favorite movies, but I think that Paths of Glory is one of the most thought provoking films ever made.


Title: Re: Favorite Kubrick Film
Post by: Scott on January 30, 2007, 11:26:57 AM
SPARTACUS is definately a great one. Love all ancient Roman films. (not a big fan of Kirk Douglas, but SPARTACUS is his best).

(http://www.the7thfire.com/9-11/Pastore_Investigation_of_%209-11/spartacus.jpg)


Title: Re: Favorite Kubrick Film
Post by: Him on January 30, 2007, 12:06:15 PM
^It's nice to know Spartacus had his own personal barber and a ample supply of razors and shaving cream. Can't face the roman army ungroomed.


Title: Re: Favorite Kubrick Film
Post by: Scott on January 30, 2007, 12:39:47 PM
They actually comment of that in THE VIKINGS when I believe his characters father talks about his clean shaven face while everyone else had beards.

(http://www.fantasfilm.com/image/x-vikings-1958-22.jpg)


Title: Re: Favorite Kubrick Film
Post by: clockworkcanary on January 31, 2007, 08:39:56 AM
I love ma and pa shops who decide to sell all their VHS.  Just yesterday I picked up The Killing and 2001 both for about 5$ (same place I had bought Barry Lyndon before).  I'm going back soon to get Spartacus.  I couldn't find any copies of any other Kubrick films though.


Title: Re: Favorite Kubrick Film
Post by: Torgo on January 31, 2007, 11:37:28 PM
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Title: Re: Favorite Kubrick Film
Post by: clockworkcanary on February 05, 2007, 09:29:06 AM
I finally got around to watching Barry Lyndon this past weekend.  It was pretty good and it definitely sticks with you for awhile (I'm still reviewing scenes in my head as I do daily chores, for example).  I knew I was in for a long movie but as I watched it, I didn't seem to notice the time going by, which is a good sign.  I love the opening especially.

Next I will have to watch The Killing, one of Stanley's older flicks.  I Hope it is as good.


Title: Re: Favorite Kubrick Film
Post by: trekgeezer on February 07, 2007, 01:01:19 PM
Has to be 2001 followed by Dr. Strangelove , Spartacus, and Full Metal Jacket.


Title: Re: Favorite Kubrick Film
Post by: Poogie on February 07, 2007, 03:14:30 PM
The Shinning,Fullmetal Jacket, and 2001. uummmm....well that didn't hurt.


Title: Re: Favorite Kubrick Film
Post by: Just Plain Horse on February 09, 2007, 12:48:00 PM
That's a tough question for me... I like all of the films I've seen- which is everything but Eyes Wide Shut- and they all seem very good. I'd have to go with Clockwork Orange simply for how amazed I was after seeing it... I've never seen a film like it- before or since.


Title: Re: Favorite Kubrick Film
Post by: Doc Daneeka on February 12, 2007, 07:15:19 AM
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