Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)ParticipantFebruary 7, 2013 at 5:41 pm #541902
What is, IYO, Stanley Kubrick’s best film?February 7, 2013 at 6:16 pm #541904
This is a tough question to answer primarily because while I have huge admiration and respect for his films and consider him a genius, each film I would consider has something about it that doesn’t make me want to vote for it. His films don’t have a high rewatchable rate for me. My vote comes down to:
2001: A Space Odyssey
A Clockwork Orange
Full Metal Jacket
While I do think The Shining is his most accessible and most rewatchable film of his career, I do think he has made better films overall….and Full Metal Jacket comes close to this category as well.
Dr. Strangelove, 2001, and Orange are all very different but still all very classic Kubrick…..of the three, the film I always seem to watch the most is A Clockwork Orange…but my vote for now and by a hair goes to Dr. Strangelove.February 7, 2013 at 6:43 pm #541905
A CLOCKWORK ORANGE
lolitaFebruary 7, 2013 at 11:43 pm #541906
“I’m singin’, in the rain, just singin’ in the rain…..”
“Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do….”
“Who’s the leader of the pack that’s made for you and me, M-I-C, K-E-Y, M-O-U-S-E”
“Gentlemen, Gentlemen! You cant fight in here…this is the war room!”
Cant truly choose one. Love them all, and love KubrickFebruary 8, 2013 at 1:34 am #541907
My favorite director of all time.
Dr. Strangelove. Full Metal Jacket is a close, but firm second. That being said, I’m pretty sure I am in the minority that thinks that the second half is just as good as the first.February 8, 2013 at 5:44 am #541908
The best film is Dr. Strangelove, but my personal favorite is The Shining. Lolita is a great adaptation, but it’s a bit overlong. I appreciate A Clockwork Orange for what it is, but I don’t really enjoy it very much. It’s too creepy. Full Metal Jacket is great for the first forty-five minutes. But when the action shifts to Vietnam, it starts to bore me. 2001 was way ahead of its time, but I think it too is overlong and lulls at times.February 8, 2013 at 8:36 am #541909
Full Metal Jacket features scenes both in the first and latter half that, left me breathless. Meaning, I couldnt breathe. I’ll never, ever forget, that young girl. Such a statement, about war, invasion, life, and death.February 8, 2013 at 10:09 am #541910
Oh, I completely agree. In fact, the last twenty minutes or so of that film is probably my favorite conclusion to any film ever. First of all, it’s gorgeously done. The photography and editing are perfect. And then, of course, Kubrick’s overall message that he has spent the whole film setting up is perfectly executed, for lack of better phrasing, and it’s really one of the most raw and poetic things ever captured.February 8, 2013 at 12:05 pm #541911
All of them!!
I’m not just saying that as a Kubrick stan either. They are all amazing films.February 8, 2013 at 4:57 pm #541912
My favorite director of all time!
A Clockwork Orange is genius. GENIUS! Not only my favorite Kubrick film, but also my second favorite film overall of all time. I see something new each and every time I watch it. Malcolm McDowell was robbed of an Academy Award nomination that year.February 8, 2013 at 5:40 pm #541913
It’s too hard to choose. Clockwork Orange and 2001 are probably tied at #1 for me, with The Shining behind it. Eyes Wide Shut is underrated also, a few flaws mostly with Kidman’s character. Haven’t seen Spartacus.
1. Clockwork Orange
2. 2001: Space Odyssey
3. The Shining
4. Full Metal Jacket
5. Paths of Glory
6. Eyes Wide Shut
7. Barry Lyndon
8. Dr. Strangelove
9. The Killing
11. Killer’s Kiss
February 8, 2013 at 6:41 pm #541914
Kubrick’s 2001 is the film that ‘turned’ me into a movie lover. I try to purchase all of his films. And I was mesmerized by Barry Lyndon. Sometimes, I hum that score to myself. Lol. And I agree re Eyes Wide Shut. They should have just let Kubrick release his version without the edits that all but derailed the film. Yet, not for me.
Then there’s A.I, Spielberg’s hommage to Kubrick, who I wish had been able to finish it. So depressing, but also abolutely gorgeous to look at. His exploration of what life actually is, is a fabulous effort.
@professorbigsock; Imo, Spartacus is extremely sad. But it’s a glorious snapshot of that decade, and the way they made films. Highly recommended, but, excrutiatingly sad.February 8, 2013 at 10:13 pm #541915
So many good choices here. And i know i stand alone but ah well. Barry Lyndon was my choice for the poll. I think the film is a masterpiece. It also possesses some of the best costume and production design ive ever seen. It ranks close to if in my top 10 of all time.