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PEE Poll: Best Stanley Kubrick Film?
Spartacus   -0 (0%)
Lolita   -0 (0%)
Dr. Strangelove   -6 (20.7%)
2001: A Space Odyssey   -2 (6.9%)
A Clockwork Orange   -10 (34.5%)
Barry Lyndon   -0 (0%)
The Shining   -2 (6.9%)
Full Metal Jacket   -8 (27.6%)
Eyes Wide Shut   -0 (0%)
Other (Paths of Glory, The Killing, etc)   -1 (3.4%)
Total Voters: 28

DotheBartman

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« on: 07-20-2005 06:01 »

Apoligies if this has been done before.  I couldn't find one.

Anyways, as the poll asks, what is your favorite Stanley Kubrick film?
Jamesbondcja

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« Reply #1 on: 07-20-2005 07:32 »

Thats a very hard choice but I would have to say Dr Strangelovejust wins it for me though Paths of Glory, 2001, Clockwork Orange and Full metal Jacket are very close runners up.
Kloudes

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #2 on: 07-20-2005 08:05 »

*sigh* Couldn't choose between Clockwork Orange, The Shining, and Full Metal Jacket, but Clockwork won in the end.
Gorky

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« Reply #3 on: 07-20-2005 08:17 »

Either Dr. Strangelove, Clockwork Orange, or Full Metal Jacket...

Eh, I'll give it to Full Metal Jacket (mostly because no one else has voted for it yet ( tongue) but also because it's a three-way tie between those movies I listed above, anyway).
Zogonif

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #4 on: 07-20-2005 08:58 »

Full Metal Jacket 

Never really liked 2001 no matter what the movie critics say its one of his best films i just found it slow and boring
Ben

Space Pope
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« Reply #5 on: 07-20-2005 09:25 »

A Clockwork Orange.

As hilarious, beautifully freaky and awesomely cinematographed Dr. Strangelove, The Shining and Full Metal Jacket are respectively, it's the best.

I do love Lloyd, however.
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #6 on: 07-20-2005 09:56 »

You can't beat the last three scenes of Strangelove.  Oh, how I love to see Slim Pickens riding a hydrogen bomb all the way down to the Russian landscape.
ZombieJesus

Lost Belgian
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« Reply #7 on: 07-20-2005 10:11 »

A Clockwork Orange, then Full Metal Jacket.
Tweek

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« Reply #8 on: 07-20-2005 10:57 »

Some great films there I voted for Dr Strangelove though  smile
Bushmeister

Professor
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« Reply #9 on: 07-20-2005 11:20 »

I'd have to go with Dr. Strangelove.
smision

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« Reply #10 on: 07-20-2005 12:19 »

Ah... i've only seen Space Odyssey, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket. They were all  cool movies. I wish I had seen the other ones on there. I hate my underexposure to movies. I need pay TV.
Jeremy

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« Reply #11 on: 07-20-2005 20:02 »

I'm watching A Clockwork Orange right now for the first time. I'll have to go with Full Metal Jacket. It was one of my favorite movies as a child.
DogDoo8

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« Reply #12 on: 07-20-2005 23:16 »

This a real hard one.

But I chose A Clockwork Orange. I t was a close thing with The Shining just following after clockwork.
newhook_1

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« Reply #13 on: 07-21-2005 00:45 »

Ohhhhh. Tough one. I'd say it's a toss up between the Shining and A Clock Work Orange. I'll say A Clock Work Orange because I'm always up for a bit of the old ultra violence.
cosmic J

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« Reply #14 on: 07-21-2005 07:37 »

The first half of Full Metal Jacket.
airbagfailure

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« Reply #15 on: 07-22-2005 05:49 »

if there has to be a choice, i'll say full metal jacket..
EVEN THOUGH- A clockwork orange WAS revolutionary....
Mr. Potter

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« Reply #16 on: 07-22-2005 13:10 »

I just saw A Clockwork Orange for the first time and I'm still hypnotized by it.

Though I sure love The Shining and Dr. Strangelove. I haven't seen 2001 and Full Metal Jacket.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #17 on: 07-22-2005 13:39 »

AI, it's the only one I've seen, although I wasn't keen on that anyway...
Tweek

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« Reply #18 on: 07-22-2005 15:28 »

AI doesn't count as it wasn't directed by Kubrick  tongue
mw

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« Reply #19 on: 07-22-2005 17:19 »

Clockwork Orange, then Dr. Strangelove, then Full Metal Jacket. I always thought 2001 was an overrated and overlong piece of garbage, but then again that's just me.  tongue
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #20 on: 07-22-2005 17:39 »

 
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Originally posted by Tweek:
AI doesn't count as it wasn't directed by Kubrick   tongue

It's a Kubric film though, and this poll is about the films, not who directed it   tongue ...
mw

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« Reply #21 on: 07-22-2005 18:05 »

 
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Originally posted by Otis P Jivefunk:
 It's a Kubric film though, and this poll is about the films, not who directed it    tongue ...

Strictly speaking you can't count Spartacus either because Kubrick was only hired to direct it after the original director was fired. He didn't have control over the script either, so it's not a Kubrick picture in the "autheur" sense.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #22 on: 07-22-2005 18:33 »

^Yeah, I did know that.  Just included it for completionist reasons, though I suppose I could have swapped it with another film

And A.I., though Kubrick's idea, isn't very well representative of his work at all.  It carries none of his directing style and is basically a Spielberg film all around. 

And Otis, if you like movies at all....go and rent some of these, pronto.  You're missing out on some of the greatest films of all time.
becky

Bending Unit
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« Reply #23 on: 07-24-2005 19:41 »

I can't believe I was the first to vote for 2001: A Space Odyssey. That movie is just brilliant. Kubrick is one of my favorite directors, his films are visually perfect and has a great script/story. 2001 is no exception, it looks beautiful and certainly gives you something to think about. It wasn't meant to be completely understood.
SuperKangaroo

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« Reply #24 on: 07-24-2005 20:05 »

Well...I tought 2001 was a bit dull (sorry, becky  smile ) but maybe i have to watch it again...been a couple of years now..

Didn`t like Eyes wide either...

But Full metal jacket is one of my favorites movies
Zogonif

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #25 on: 07-24-2005 22:42 »

 
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Originally posted by becky:
I can't believe I was the first to vote for 2001: A Space Odyssey. That movie is just brilliant

I'll say it again.........

Never really liked 2001 no matter what the movie critics say it being one of his best films i just found it slow and boring

becky

Bending Unit
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« Reply #26 on: 07-25-2005 08:17 »

I understand that. It's all a matter of taste, but what I think Kubrick tried to accomplish with the slow pacing was to make people notice the details in the movie, as if they were looking at a painting. I believe he also wanted the slow pace to involve you more, almost as if you experience the movie, not just watch it.

It doesnít have a clear message, but I think thatís one of those things which are so great about the movie. It encourages you to philosophy if youíre in the right mood when you watch it. Itís probably best to be prepared, so I donít blame you if you didnít like it.
Zmithy

Professor
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« Reply #27 on: 07-25-2005 08:35 »

2001 was just an intense film. The slow pace kept me interested rather than being boring.

But I thought the ending was disappointing, so The Shining gets my vote.
DotheBartman

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #28 on: 07-25-2005 22:30 »

The thing I always say about 2001 is that I think you really need to watch it three times to appreciate it...I didn't like it until I'd seen it twice, and I didn't love it until I'd seen it a third time.  It's a difficult movie to get into for that reason, but it's worth the effort.
Shaucker

Professor
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« Reply #29 on: 07-25-2005 22:47 »

Bad, BAD science nerds, not voting for 2001.

NERDS: But Shaucker, what did you vote for?
SHAUCKER: (mumbles) A Clockwork Orange.

Actually, I read the book before I saw the movie, so I found it a very unbefuddling film. You need a glossery to read the book for the first time.
Sick movie, though.
parasite?

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« Reply #30 on: 07-25-2005 23:06 »

I've never been stoned enough to make sense of 2001...
PumaGirl

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« Reply #31 on: 07-26-2005 05:46 »

First Full Metal Jacket. Then Clockwork Orange, close second.
mw

Starship Captain
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« Reply #32 on: 07-26-2005 14:15 »

 
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Originally posted by Shaucker:

Actually, I read the book before I saw the movie, so I found it a very unbefuddling film. You need a glossery to read the book for the first time.

Actually I thought part of the fun when reading the book for the first time was figuring out what everything means all by yourself. Of course I was completely in awe of Burgess for inventing all that cool slang, too. Then  a coupla years later I started learning Russian and I thought, hey, wait a minute...   eek  wink
Speli

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« Reply #33 on: 07-28-2005 13:55 »

I think for me it's Full Metal Jacket, because no other movie is as quotable or has so many subtle and interesting undertones. You can look at characters like Animal Mother and say "Hey, maybe that's what Pvt. Pyle would have become had he not killed Hartman and himself" or look at helmet graffiti like "Born to Kill" and "I AM BECOME DEATH" which discusses Joker's relationship to the "Jungian thing". The dialogue is almost Shakespearean, even though it is a little harsh. Harsh but colorful and extremely creative. The acting is superb also, ranging from Pyle's demented grins to Joker's looks of disbelief to the pangs of pain from the "Nigger behind the trigger". It really delves deep into war and human psychology.

But then again, you still have classics like Dr. Strangelove and A Clockwork Orange. It was really tough to compare but I think for me is best movie was Eyes Wi- I mean Full Metal Jacket.
bankrupt

Urban Legend
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« Reply #34 on: 07-28-2005 20:46 »

I'm not much of a Kubrick fan myself, but The Shining is my favorite on that list.
Shaucker

Professor
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« Reply #35 on: 07-29-2005 10:45 »

 
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Originally posted by mw:
 Actually I thought part of the fun when reading the book for the first time was figuring out what everything means all by yourself.

Oh, it was fun. But you know what I mean. Compared to the book, the slang in the movie is really very simple to understand.
boingo2000

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #36 on: 07-30-2005 00:26 »

Dr. Strangelove used to be my favourite film of all time, but I've seen it so much now that I'm kinda sick of it.  But I still voted for it, for old times sake.
fromage

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« Reply #37 on: 07-30-2005 06:51 »

I would have to go with Dr. Strangelove.

Since Kubrick is one of my favorite directors, it's always hard to make a choise. But Dr Strangelove is filled with twister humor and references to the political world... I LOVE IT!

That movie made me want to ride a nuclear bomb... what a classy way to die!  wink
tyraniak

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« Reply #38 on: 08-05-2005 23:35 »

It's like chosing between children, Kubrick is by far one of the best filmmakers of all time, especially since there are countless references to Kubrick films in the Simpsons, Futurama, and South Park
GrimLock

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« Reply #39 on: 07-03-2010 08:38 »

The first time I've ever saw this movie I was confused in the following ways:
I could not understand the english accent they used
Their vocabulary was non understandable
and the book was even more difficult to understand.

What do you think?
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