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08.30.2012
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I love the works of Stanley Kubrick. I understand how some could find his films boring, static, or even confusing, but to me each movie operates on a plane completely different than any other director. I would definitely consider him at the top of my list of all-time favorite directors.

There is no confusion when you watch a Kubrick movie; you know exactly who directed it. Along with that, he had the signature shot that is compiled in the video below. The shot is known as one-point perspective and it refers to the vanishing point of the image appearing directly in the middle of the shot, forcing the viewer to face it head on. A very interesting technique and, in film, one instantly associated with Kubrick.

All that goodness is set to "Lux Aeterna" which you may recognize from REQUIEM FOR A DREAM. The result is one of the most jaw-dropping movie compilations that you are likely to see.

Extra Tidbit: Favorite/Least Favorite Stanley Kubrick movies: Favorite - THE SHINING. Least Favorite - KILLER'S KISS.
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11:00PM on 08/30/2012
I'm actually woefully behind on my Kubrick. I've seen The Killing, Dr. Strangelove, parts of 2001, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, and Eyes Wide Shut.
However, of those films, my favorite is probably Dr. Strangelove, though The Killing is really good and one of the more original film noirs. My least favorite would probably have to be A Clockwork Orange. Maybe if he'd included the 21st chapter, then it would've felt alright, but while it's pure cinema and extremely well-done, I can't care a
I'm actually woefully behind on my Kubrick. I've seen The Killing, Dr. Strangelove, parts of 2001, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, and Eyes Wide Shut.
However, of those films, my favorite is probably Dr. Strangelove, though The Killing is really good and one of the more original film noirs. My least favorite would probably have to be A Clockwork Orange. Maybe if he'd included the 21st chapter, then it would've felt alright, but while it's pure cinema and extremely well-done, I can't care a lick for Alex or any of the other characters. And when they do what they do, I need somebody to root for.
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10:51PM on 08/30/2012

Favorite/Least Favorite

When it really comes down to it, I think The Shining is my favorite, followed closely by 2001: A Space Odyssey, Dr. Strangelove and Paths of Glory.

My least favorite is Full Metal Jacket; it just doesn't do anything for me, I don't know why.
When it really comes down to it, I think The Shining is my favorite, followed closely by 2001: A Space Odyssey, Dr. Strangelove and Paths of Glory.

My least favorite is Full Metal Jacket; it just doesn't do anything for me, I don't know why.
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11:19PM on 08/30/2012
You have no idea how glad I am to know I'm not the only one who isn't fond of Full Metal jacket. Phew.
You have no idea how glad I am to know I'm not the only one who isn't fond of Full Metal jacket. Phew.
10:26PM on 08/30/2012

Kubrick-The King

there is no least favourite movie.All his films r Masterpieces by its very definition,a rare feat thats possible to one and only Kubrick
there is no least favourite movie.All his films r Masterpieces by its very definition,a rare feat thats possible to one and only Kubrick
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7:45PM on 08/30/2012
Awesome video. Shining is just too good, probably hafta go Eyes Wide shut as his weakest. Almost forgive you for that Unpopular Opinion column for posting this haha
Awesome video. Shining is just too good, probably hafta go Eyes Wide shut as his weakest. Almost forgive you for that Unpopular Opinion column for posting this haha
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6:42PM on 08/30/2012
Favorite Kubrick movie--2001: A Space Odyssey. Least favorite--Fear and Desire, but if we're not counting that, i'd probably say Killer's Kiss followed by Full Metal Jacket. Not that FMJ is bad--it isn't at all! But it's not on the same level as his other movies.

(Please, please don't assassinate me. I'm sorry.)
Favorite Kubrick movie--2001: A Space Odyssey. Least favorite--Fear and Desire, but if we're not counting that, i'd probably say Killer's Kiss followed by Full Metal Jacket. Not that FMJ is bad--it isn't at all! But it's not on the same level as his other movies.

(Please, please don't assassinate me. I'm sorry.)
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