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One of my all time favorite directors.

A Clockwork Orange is probably my favorite, but I think that Peter Sellers' performance in Dr. Strangelove is criminally underrated despite the Oscar nomination. Sellers' magnificent acting is often overlooked since he was a comedic actor.

What were we talking about? Oh yeah...

2001 : A Space Odyssey and Full Metal Jacket are also phenomenal. So was that movie that Tarantino ripped off.



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I think A Clockwork Orange aged horribly.

The Shining is awesome even by today's standards.



amp316 said:
2001 : A Space Odyssey and Full Metal Jacket are also phenomenal. So was that movie that Tarantino ripped off.

 what movie are u actually talking about, i honestly cant think of 1 film they did that was similar

Anyway, on the topic of his best film, i would have to say the shining, followed closely by a clockwork orange. He is also one of my favorite directors although i never liked 2001, mainly because the human characters in it were so boring



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Clockwork Orange, FMJ and the Shining

Edit: And 2001 too!



Boutros said:
I think A Clockwork Orange aged horribly.

The Shining is awesome even by today's standards.


Really? I don't think any of his films have aged badly.



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dystopia said:
Boutros said:
I think A Clockwork Orange aged horribly.

The Shining is awesome even by today's standards.


Really? I don't think any of his films have aged badly.

The world in which A Clockwork Orange takes place isn't impressive anymore. I wouldn't even call the movie violent by today's standards. The prison part is still very great but you still have to go through the rather painful and overlong first part of the movie.



dystopia said:
For sure, It was far ahead of it's time, and also the special effects work still holds up, something you can't say about most 40 year old films.

They say Planet of the Apes won the honorary Academy Award for outstanding make-up achievement, only because they believed that Kubrik had used real Apes for 2001



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Boutros said:
dystopia said:
Boutros said:
I think A Clockwork Orange aged horribly.

The Shining is awesome even by today's standards.


Really? I don't think any of his films have aged badly.

The world in which A Clockwork Orange takes place isn't impressive anymore. I wouldn't even call the movie violent by today's standards. The prison part is still very great but you still have to go through the rather painful and overlong first part of the movie.

I have to disagree with you, find it very impressive and atmospheric.



Full Metal Jacket stops me dead in my tracks every time. I even have it saved to my PSP!



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Favourites:
- Spartacus (still one of the best "sandal" films ever made despite all the conflicts before and during production)
- Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- A Clockwork Orange

Like:
- Paths of Glory
- Barry Lyndon (a very underrated movie imo)
- The Shining
- Full Metal Jacket

Dislike:
- Lolita
- Eyes Wide Shut (I not only dislike EWS, I hate it)
Even though both movies are based on famous and acclaimed novel(la)s by Nabokov and Schnitzler, I'd label them as "Altherrenfantasie", as we say in Germany.
Objectively Lolita is a good, probably even a great movie, but I just can't stand the story despite the fact that Kubrick transported the subtlety of the story very well to the screen.
Eyes Wide Shut, on the other hand, is imo by far Kubrick's worst work and not a subtle transition at all.

Kubrick was always in danger of crossing the thin line between absolute devotion and pretentiousness, but in the end he often succeeded and created some masterpieces. It's ironic he wasted all his energy and eventually his life on a (imo) extremely weak and pretentious movie like EWS.

Never seen:
- Fear and Desire
- Killer's Kiss
- The Killing