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    #547108

    What is this master director’s best film?

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    DamianWayne
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    Aw man. I picked 2001 because I think it’s the best film ever made. But this guy is a king and never made a bad film (Fear & Desire doesn’t count!).

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    Denis
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    Full Metal Jacket is my favorite, voted for it. But Odyssey was a remarkable movie ahead of its time.

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    ETPhoneHome
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    I picked Strangelove, because it’s my favourite, but then I realized it said best. If I was going by Best, I might have picked Paths of Glory. It was brilliant filmmaking, and while it’s his least recognizable title, it may be his best. He really was a master though.

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    babypook
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    Full Metal Jacket is my favorite, voted for it. But Odyssey was a remarkable movie ahead of its time.

    This film left me breathless, for a couple of hours afterwards. It’s an impactful look at warfare. But, I voted for this, the film which launched my love of movies.

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    Icky
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    2001

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    rrekydoc
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    “A Clockwork Orange” and “Barry Lyndon” are practically tied for 2nd/3rd place, “Paths of Glory” and “The Shining” for 4th/5th, but number one is the epitome of both fiction and moving pictures.

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    What a spectacular (if short) filmography. He’s definitely one of my all time favorites (number 3 or 4 maybe).

    1. 2001
    2. Dr. Strangelove
    3. Full Metal Jacket
    4, A Clockwork Orange

    5. Paths of Glory
    6. The Shining 
    7. Barry Lyndon
    8. The Killing

    9. Spartacus
    10. Lolita
    11. Eyes Wide Shut

    12. Killer’s Kiss

    13. Fear and Desire 

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    The popularity of 2001 feels odd. But I suppose these voters are Gravity fans.

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    This is reallly a hard decision because I do love Kubrick but most of his work sits at a level of “respect, admire” as opposed to “rewatchability”. For instance, I’d say The Shining is his most rewatchable film but it wasn’t his best work.

    Paths of Glory: I have to shamefully admit that I haven’t seen it.

    Spartacus: Good classic film but not his best work.

    Lolita is a really good film but you could tell that Kubrick wanted to do so much more but couldn’t do it. The result is a very slickly made stylized film with some great performances but it is also extremely lightweight due to all of the “suggested” innuendo.

    Barry Lyndon was quite possibly his most beautiful film to look at and was a masterful effort in its own right.

    Eyes Wide Shut was just odd, but I need to rewatch it.

    For me, it comes down to Dr. Strangelove, 2001, A Clockwork Orange, and Full Metal Jacket.

    Dr. Strangelove is the epitome of the satire film and A Clockwork Orange was one of the movies that really started my love of the art form.

    Full Metal Jacket was a rare film for me because I usually don’t care for war movies but this one really intrigued me and stayed with me.

    2001 was definitely ahead of its time as many of his films were. It was just such an extrodinary achievement.

    I honestly don’t know what to go for….while I’d say A Clockwork Orange is the one I go back to more, in terms of BEST film….and this could change in an hour:

    2001 A Space Odyssey

     

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    DominicCobb
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    The popularity of 2001 feels odd. But I suppose these voters are Gravity fans.

    2001 =/= Gravity

    2001 is my favorite Kubrick, while Gravity isn’t even my favorite Cuaron. Yeah, I’m a Gravity fan, but it wasn’t even in my top 5 last year. 2001 is probably in my top 30 or 20 of all time.

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    Just because they’re visually driven movies set in space doesn’t mean they have the same fan bases. Gravity was my fifth out of the BP nominees and despite liking it well enough it didn’t quite crack my top ten. 

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    JayDF
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    Dr. Starngelove, no question about it.  All fav films of mine with the exception of Eyes Wide Shut.  He lost the magic by then for sure.

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    The first horror movies I ever watched were “Stephen King’s It” and “The Shining” so I had to go with “The Shining”. I don’t really know what other parents would make a 7 year old watch those but luckily my parents said yes lol.

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    ETPhoneHome
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    ^Stephen King’s It was the first horror movie I watched too! It freaked me out when I was 8, but 10 years later the Shining had the same effect on me. I’m probably never going to watch “It” again, because I’m 99% sure that it won’t hold up.

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