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Jeremy Blackman

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« Reply #30 on: January 25, 2003, 03:26:21 PM »
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i've actually seen both. now we i say that i find a lot of his movies "un-exceptional," that is not to say that I think they are bad films


Ok, well, umm, have you seen Flying Padre? I didn't think so.
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« Reply #31 on: January 25, 2003, 03:38:51 PM »
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Ok, well, umm, have you seen Flying Padre? I didn't think so.


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« Reply #32 on: January 25, 2003, 07:48:55 PM »
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Well, personally, I don't see any reason for him to see a rare movie like Flying Padre when Kubrick himself put down every film he ever made pre-The Killing. And since Flying Padre was one of his short documentaries and Kubrick tried his best to actually allow the public never to even see it, (that didn't work out as a dvd has come out) I don't see any reason for him to see those works. Just let him has opinion even if it may not be a satisfactory one in being reasonable.

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« Reply #33 on: January 26, 2003, 07:44:31 AM »
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i know i’m gonna get killed, but i think kubrick is a bit overrated. i don’t deny that he was a very skilled director and he made some truly amazing films (strangelove, clockwork), but a good deal of them i find particularly un-exceptional.


There's nothing wrong with not liking Kubrick's work. Pauline Kale's review of 2001 was awful, she hated it. Does that mean she's right or wrong? Nah. (but rarely have I agreed w/ her reviews)
I think what's important is to be able to appeciate a film. You can still appreciate the amount of work, research, time, effort, and craft Kubrick puts into his movies. You can always appeciate certains things and not like the finished project.

Interesting thing Kubrick said during a interview on movie critics. He said first off, that never has he learned anything new from any critic on his movies, and two, he was frustrated with the idea that critics don't make nearly as much effort in writing a review as a director does in making a film.

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« Reply #34 on: January 26, 2003, 11:39:50 AM »
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Well, personally, I don't see any reason for him to see a rare movie like Flying Padre when Kubrick himself put down every film he ever made pre-The Killing. And since Flying Padre was one of his short documentaries and Kubrick tried his best to actually allow the public never to even see it, (that didn't work out as a dvd has come out) I don't see any reason for him to see those works. Just let him has opinion even if it may not be a satisfactory one in being reasonable.

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I was kidding
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« Reply #35 on: January 26, 2003, 04:03:50 PM »
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I was kidding


well, i knew you were kidding.

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There's nothing wrong with not liking Kubrick's work.


it's not that i don't like his work... i've really enjoyed a couple of his films.

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Which is the best? Does it matter?
« Reply #36 on: March 04, 2003, 08:45:36 AM »
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Not haveing seen all the films, I'm going to go out on a lim here, and say that so far it is a tie between The Shinning- a film that showcases how significant it is that a director first be a good photographer, before he moves into directing. And Eyes Wide Shut, that to me just hit at the core of what most relationships (that I consider healthy) are all about, some sort of a constant need .

BTW, ain't it a bloody shame that Spielberg was allowed to direct Kubrick's final screenplay?

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Re: Which is the best? Does it matter?
« Reply #37 on: March 04, 2003, 10:48:55 AM »
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BTW, ain't it a bloody shame that Spielberg was allowed to direct Kubrick's final screenplay?


No, at least it got made....

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« Reply #38 on: March 04, 2003, 04:11:12 PM »
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BTW, ain't it a bloody shame that Spielberg was allowed to direct Kubrick's final screenplay?


No, at least it got made....


yea, but of all the directors in the world. this one... there has to have been a better choice, perhaps one that would have not brought in such hype, but still a better director.

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« Reply #39 on: March 04, 2003, 06:48:28 PM »
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BTW, ain't it a bloody shame that Spielberg was allowed to direct Kubrick's final screenplay?


Grrr. Welcome to the boards and all, but don't go running your mouth with Spiely-hating! Spielberg was always supposed to direct, it's been said before and it will be said again. Kubrick, since he developed the story in the 80's, asked Spielberg if he would direct it, and Spiely said yes. Plus, AI rocked, with or without Kubrick.

And no, I'm not snapping at you, I just get defensive when people knock AI. Welcome to the boards Maya.
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« Reply #40 on: March 04, 2003, 06:49:09 PM »
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By the way, I think that 2001 and Shining are tied now. 2001 rocks.
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« Reply #41 on: March 04, 2003, 07:37:37 PM »
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I'd say Clockwork Orange, Dr. Strangelove, or Barry Lyndon.

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« Reply #42 on: March 09, 2003, 12:39:48 AM »
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FMJ has always been the most entertaining (there was a time I had every line GySgt Hartman uttered memorized) but I think The Shining is the best.
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« Reply #43 on: March 09, 2003, 03:03:56 AM »
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even though most people hate it, i love The Shining. my parents finally got a DVD player with 5.1 sound and its great to hear The Shining on it. STanley was great with sound. i, for one, think that The Shining is one of the most beautifully photographed films of all time.


Isn't the DVD 2 channel sound?

Also, I enjoy Kubrick films, but I also find him to be over-rated.  I'm not saying I dislike him, I just find him over-rated.
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« Reply #44 on: March 09, 2003, 08:58:27 AM »
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Isn't the DVD 2 channel sound?


Warner Bros. caught some flack for releasing poor quality DVD for Kubrick's films and the first box set. They've since remastered the picture and soundtracks for his films and The Shining is now in 5.1 Dolby Digital.
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