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I still have to see some of his movies but from the ones I've seen my favorite is Dr. Strangelove.

Peter Sellers is awesome in his three roles and George C. Scott cracks me up as General Buck Turgidson. The movie features a dark humour like no other and provides great quotes like "Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room. "



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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 fully disagree! The first part of the movie is great!



pezus said:
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 fully disagree! The first part of the movie is great!

It most certainly is great!



Clockwork Orange for me.



Clockwork Orange and The Shining for me, I must admit though I'm one of the few people in this world who really didn't like 2001 A Space Odyssey. I don't know why I just can't seem to enjoy it.



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What about his earlier films, Fear & Desire and The Killing? Any fans of those?



chazy13 said:
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

I love Reservoir Dogs as much as the next guy, but let's just say that it "borrows" a lot from The Killing.



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dystopia said:
What about his earlier films, Fear & Desire and The Killing? Any fans of those?


The Killing is one of my top 5's for me. But its 2001 > Shining > Barry Lyndon, i think, but it changes all the time, due to his complex work.



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never heard of him any recommendations?



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.

That movie wasn't just about showing violent world it was more about a reflection on violence, on its consequences, on punishment and on absolution. It may not be screen-shattering by today standards but it's content is still very relevant today imo. Also you can't expect a film from 70s to be as brutal as modern movie, at the time censorship was still very present, and the movie was so extreme that it had to be withdrawn in the UK. ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Clockwork_Orange_%28film%29#American_censorship ).

At the OP I think 2001, Orange Clockwork and Dr. Strangelove are the best. Also Lolita and Shining are great.