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It is time for a confession; I do not like Kubrick.
Burn the heretic. :mob:

Full Metal Jacket and Clockwork Orange are sensational. The Shining is average, massively overrated imo.
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(Original post by Phalanges)
It is time for a confession; I do not like Kubrick.
:nooo:. Blasphemy tbh.
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(Original post by Phalanges)
It is time for a confession; I do not like Kubrick.
Never heard of him. :awesome:

I kid. :ninja:
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(Original post by thejonsmith)
Burn the heretic. :mob:

Full Metal Jacket and Clockwork Orange are sensational. The Shining is average, massively overrated imo.
(Original post by rofflewaffle)
:nooo:. Blasphemy tbh.
Meh, everyone has one person they inexorably dislike. I appreciate he has tremendous skill in his craft, and he is definitely a genius, but I just dislike him. I'll never forget the first time I watched The Shining, I've never been more underwhelmed by a film in my life.

I much prefer someone like Hitchcock or the new breed of directors.
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Seen all three Matrix movies, but didn't really care for them. I can't enjoy a film unless I love the characters. Ripley in Alien, Sarah in Terminator, everyone in Star Wars. :p:
Watch District 9. :yep:
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I used to like M. Night Shyamalan, but recently... :nope:

Although, Devil looks like it could be surprisingly good...
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(Original post by Phalanges)
Meh, everyone has one person they inexorably dislike. I appreciate he has tremendous skill in his craft, and he is definitely a genius, but I just dislike him. I'll never forget the first time I watched The Shining, I've never been more underwhelmed by a film in my life.

I much prefer someone like Hitchcock or the new breed of directors.
Mmm, The Shining didin't live up to expectations for me either, I'll give you that.
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(Original post by Phalanges)
Meh, everyone has one person they inexorably dislike. I appreciate he has tremendous skill in his craft, and he is definitely a genius, but I just dislike him. I'll never forget the first time I watched The Shining, I've never been more underwhelmed by a film in my life.

I much prefer someone like Hitchcock or the new breed of directors.
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Shining doesn't live up to expectations for me either
We're all in agreement on the point about The Shining then, but have you seen Clockwork Orange or Full Metal Jacket? (Phal) Those films exemplify both his skill and an edgy, different, well-made film. Immensely strange, enjoyable and powerful.
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We're all in agreement on the point about The Shining then, but have you seen Clockwork Orange or Full Metal Jacket? (Phal) Those films exemplify both his skill and an edgy, different, well-made film. Immensely strange, enjoyable and powerful.
I've seen both (although not for quite some time), but I can't remember feeling that enthusiastic about them. Kubrick always seems to get such respect, and I'm not always sure he deserves that much.

Hmmm. Maybe I should give him another chance and go and revisit his films.
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I've seen both (although not for quite some time), but I can't remember feeling that enthusiastic about them. Kubrick always seems to get such respect, and I'm not always sure he deserves that much.

Hmmm. Maybe I should give him another chance and go and revisit his films.
I don't think they're the sort of films you'd appreciate when you were younger, tbh. Especially Full Metal Jacket. Definitely worth re-watching.
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The scene in A Clockwork Orange when Mr. Alexander realizes that Alex is the man who raped his wife really affected me. Couldn't get it out of my head for days!
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In case anyone missed this in the Piranha thread:



Genius. Sadly, this 2 minute clip is probably a lot better than the film.

(Original post by thejonsmith)
I don't think they're the sort of films you'd appreciate when you were younger, tbh. Especially Full Metal Jacket. Definitely worth re-watching.
Yeah, I realise that. I might have to dedicate a weekend to him to see if he can impress me, what would you recommend I see? (I want to catch Mr. Strangeglove, as I have never seen that but it sounds pretty good).
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I haven't watched A Clockwork Orange for ages. Should watch again sometime, good film :yy:.
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Yeah, I realise that. I might have to dedicate a weekend to him to see if he can impress me, what would you recommend I see? (I want to catch Mr. Strangeglove, as I have never seen that but it sounds pretty good).
I'd start with Full Metal Jacket and A Clockwork Orange, then also try and take in Barry Lyndon. Spartacus is another 'classic' of his, although it's not really a film with the Kubrick stamp on it.
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I have no idea what accent Ray Winstone's trying to do in The Departed, but it's ******* awful. :facepalm2:
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Mr. Strangeglove
I giggled at this then felt ashamed for being so simple.


I hated Barry Lyndon. It might've been alright if it were condensed, but it seemed like six or so hours of torturingly long silences, depressing-but-not-in-a-good-way "events", and Handel's ******* Sarabande making me want to end it all just for the sake of not having to watch the film anymore. Dull. 2001 just about gets away with the self-indulgence because it's a cool concept, but Barry Lyndon falls on his arse.


Oh, but Dr Strangelove is good. Peter Sellers is wonderful.


"Gentlemen. You can't fight in here. This is the War Room." Immortal.
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I don't think it's one of his better films, but it's definitely a good example of Kubrick's filmmaking. It may not be the best example to make you enjoy his films, but I thought it was interesting enough, in a different manner to anything else I've seen.
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I giggled at this then felt ashamed for being so simple.
Oh god, I couldn't have butchered that title more if I had tried. I blame it on the gym, I've felt very light-headed since I came back.
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Galaxy Quest Alan Rickman
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I joined this society a few days ago, but didn't comment. But now I see heretics, so
<3 Kubrick.

Although, to be fair, as time passes, my love wanes slowly.
Also, tradition dictates this next part.

Favourite Ten Movies:

1. American Beauty (Sam Mendes) - though as with Kubrick, I feel it weakening with every viewing. Though it will always hold a somewhat sentimental value for me)
2. Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky) - Two hours and a half of cinematographic masturbation.
3. Dogville (Lars Von Trier) - The more I think about it, the more lists such as this it makes. One of the best scripts to grace film-making.
4. Persona (Ingmar Bergman) - A stunning classic. Innovative at the time. Also, a heretic is here too. It's the only Bergman movie that I truly enjoy. Yes, that includes Seventh Seal
5. Seul Contre Tous (Gaspar Noe) - I seriously have to see Enter the Void. Have to.
6. Joint Security Area (Park-Chan Wook) - The Park film that is not a Park film. I love his other films too, but JSA is amazing.
7. El Espinazo del Diablo (Guillermo del Toro) - This film is poetry. Not much else to add.
8. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock) - Mostly for inventing one of my favourite film shots, appropriately named, the Vertigo shot. Also, unlike some other Hitchcock films *cough*Psycho*cough*, this is not in your face and does not think the viewer is stupid.
9. Lolita (Stanley Kubrick) - And you think I forgot this guy? Hah, no. And yes, I like one of his "worse films"
10. Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino) - I dare you, I double dare you to not like this list. I mean, it's ok. I love them though.

PS: Shining is still terrible. I won't try and redeem that one. A Clockwork Orange is amazing, though.
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