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  • awardskel
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    I’ve heard many people, pedestrians and film scholars alike, state outright that Alfred Hitchcock is the greatest film director of all time, and that Rear Window and Vertigo are his best films. Assuming this to be true, who is the 2nd best director of all time according to the films I have listed with their name?

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    Carbon Based Lifeform
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    I voted for Stanley Kubrick, although I easily could have voted for David Lean or John Ford. Though I do think there are a lot of great film directors left off that list…

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    Duke Silver
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    Without any doubt in my mind, I vote for Stanley Kubrick. I would even say he surpasses Hitchcock. 

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    awardskel
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    Again, you can only list 10. If I could list all of them, I would…in fact, the only reason why I put Spike Lee into a slot was so I’d have some diversity….

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    Tom O’Neil
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    Kubrick is sooooo overrated.

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    Irishmovielover4ever
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    Kubrick is sooooo overrated.

    Thank God someone agrees with me. I’ve see two of his films

    2001 I didn’t know what the hell that was about

    Clockwork Orange one of the worst films I’ve ever seen.

    I shall never watch another one of his films.

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    Carbon Based Lifeform
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    Apparently, this has turned into some sort of contest where you compete to show how WRONG you can be!

    Sorry, I won’t play. Stanley Kubrick was an artist and a genius. Want proof? Here you go:

    • THE KILLING
    • PATHS OF GLORY
    • SPARTACUS
    • LOLITA
    • DR STRANGELOVE, OR HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB
    • 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
    • A CLOCKWORK ORANGE
    • BARRY LYNDON
    • THE SHINING
    • FULL METAL JACKET

     

    That’s ten count ’em ten motion pictures that are far better than most film directors have ever made in their lifetimes. You’re welcome!

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    Tom O’Neil
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    2001 and Spartacus were a big snore. I guess Lolita was shocking in its day, but this film version doesn’t hold up today. Granted, The Shining was amazing and it’s an enduring classic. I just TIVO’d Dr. Strangelove for a repeat viewing after about 20 years — I’m eager to see what I think of it now.

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    Carbon Based Lifeform
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    2001 and Spartacus were a big snore. I guess Lolita was shocking in its day, but this film version doesn’t hold up today. Granted, The Shining was amazing and it’s an enduring classic. I just TIVO’d Dr. Strangelove for a repeat viewing after about 20 years — I’m eager to see what I think of it now.

    2001 is one of the best sci-fi pictures, nay–one of the best movies every made, period, and far from boring–for who needs drugs when you can just watch that last sequence for a real trip? It should have won Best Picture in 1969 but it wasn’t even nominated-?! One of the Academy’s stupidest snubs ever.

    SPARTACUS is like a heavier, bloody, ancient version of today’s Occupy Movement. Hardly a snoozefest either.

    At least you’re right about THE SHINING! I trust I won’t need to defend DR. STRANGELOVE, one of the funniest movies ever made, to you.

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