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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

ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #40 on: 07-03-2010 15:21 »

Never read the book but the film is a bolshy pile of overrated chepooka. (I hate Kubrick, he's wasted far too many hours of my life - except Dr Strangelove, that's awesome).
DrThunder88

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« Reply #41 on: 07-03-2010 16:01 »

Dr. Strangelove was good, 2001 was also good if a bit long, and the first half of Full Metal Jacket is hilarious.  I don't know why the Marines ever let R. Lee Ermy retire.

That being said, I've not seen A Clockwork Orange.
Books

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« Reply #42 on: 07-03-2010 16:06 »

Never read the book but the film is a bolshy pile of overrated chepooka. (I hate Kubrick, he's wasted far too many hours of my life - except Dr Strangelove, that's awesome).

ugh, you are a terrible person
Tweek

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« Reply #43 on: 07-03-2010 16:53 »

This can be discussed in the Stanley Kubrick thread.
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #44 on: 07-03-2010 21:40 »
« Last Edit on: 07-07-2010 17:26 »

Quote from: DrThunder88
Dr. Strangelove was good,


Agreed.

Quote from: DrThunder88
2001 was also good if a bit long,

Here's where we break apart. I found it a tawdry experience to watch, it's a pointless film. I have been told I need to read the book by some idiots devotees, but how can that be any case for a film being good? (rhetorical question).

Quote from: DrThunder88
and the first half of Full Metal Jacket is hilarious.  I don't know why the Marines ever let R. Lee Ermy retire.

Half a good film does not equal a good film. But it is a damn funny half.

Quote from: Books
ugh, you are a terrible person

No, Kubrick is terrible. Literally for me; I will run in terror if someone suggests putting one of his films on (except the aforementioned Dr Strangelove - but even a crap director cant go wrong with Peter Sellers, Slim Pickens and George C. Scott).


Books

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« Reply #45 on: 07-03-2010 21:41 »

Do you know how stupid you sound raggin' on Kubrick
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #46 on: 07-03-2010 21:43 »

3 words:

Eyes

Wide

Shut
Books

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« Reply #47 on: 07-03-2010 21:44 »

Well, yeah, that sucked :P
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #48 on: 07-03-2010 22:06 »

Dr. Strangelove is his best formed satiric work.  There hasn't been a film like it since.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #49 on: 07-03-2010 22:10 »
« Last Edit on: 07-03-2010 22:11 »

Kubrick's movies are wonderful watches, I find them endlessly entertaining. The Shining is definitely my favorite of his movies, with A Clockwork Orange in second.

His only big films I haven't seen yet are Dr. Stangelove, Full Metal Jacket, and Eyes Wide Shut.
Gopher

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« Reply #50 on: 07-03-2010 22:22 »

never been a fan of kubrick's movies on the whole, but that's the worst thing I can say about him - that I don't find his movies entertaining. (As opposed to, say, Michael Bay, about whom I will go further and say his movies are bad and he should feel bad.)

Great artist, perhaps, but lousy entertainer, and I doubt he would've minded me saying so.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #51 on: 07-03-2010 22:54 »

No, he just didn't entertain YOU. He's entertained thousands, possibly millions of other people, so I don't see how you can flat out call him a lousy entertainer.
Books

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« Reply #52 on: 07-03-2010 22:57 »

Are you kidding, FMJ is ridiculously entertaining
Gopher

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« Reply #53 on: 07-03-2010 23:06 »

Josh, frankly I don't think with most of his films that he made much effort to be entertaining. He tried to make people think, to examine the world around them in new ways; he tried to shock people, not purely for shock value but to open them to new ideas; he tried to be artistic, pushing his medium to it's limits to find new ways to enhance his films. Entertainment was at best an afterthought on at least half of his films. To me this is proven by the decades he spent trying to actually make a movie that would just entertain - AI. He just couldn't pull it off, and died with the project never going anywhere.
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #54 on: 07-04-2010 01:56 »

Definitely Strangelove!
JoshTheater

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« Reply #55 on: 07-04-2010 02:10 »

Man, imagine how good AI would have been if Kubrick hadn't died and had remained in control...I imagine it would be slightly better than shit!
Jezzem

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« Reply #56 on: 07-04-2010 04:34 »
« Last Edit on: 07-04-2010 07:01 »

The only Kubrick film I've seen in it's entirety is The Shining. When compared to the book it's a pretty lame adaptation but as its own movie it has its moments, I guess...

Edited for unnecessary apostrophe.
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #57 on: 07-04-2010 05:54 »

You know a movie is iconic when it's lampooned on "The Simpsons".

Bart:  Hey!  I found a shortcut through your hedge maze.
Willy:  Why you little --  [thinking] *No, no, go easy on the wee one.  His father's going to go crazy and chop 'em all into haggis!*
Bart:  What's haggis?
Willy:  [gasps] Boy...you read my thoughts!  You've got the Shinning.
Bart:  You mean "Shining".
Willy:  Shh!  You want to get sued?  Now look, boy: if your Dad goes gaga, you just use that... "Shin" of yours to call me and I'll come a running.  But don't be reading my mind between four and five.  That's Willy's time!
JoshTheater

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« Reply #58 on: 07-04-2010 06:32 »

I like the book and the movie equally.
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