gibsonfan159 Posted May 7, 2018 Share Posted May 7, 2018 My personal favorite is A Clockwork Orange. Where most of his films are slow moving and long, this tends to hold one's attention a little better. His distinctive imagery is pretty legendary, with even Zep copying it. The underlying theme of morals vs desire is displayed coherently. The Shining is a close second, again with legendary imagery and cinematography. I think the film is a little dated even for it's time, which is opposite of what Kubrick usually achieves. 2001 is a film I always watch when it's on. It truly is a masterpiece and unrivaled for it's time. The Killing and Paths Of Glory are a good representation of what he was capable of early on, creating interesting characters crossed with intriguing plots. Barry Lyndon- Even though I respect this one, holy crap is it slow. Heavily stylized and mundane, this one drags way too much. Dr. Strangelove- I've watched this so many times trying to get into it, but I have a hard time. Yes, I get it- it's political satire. I understand Sellers gives a great performance. But there's just something lacking about it. Same with Lolita. Full Metal Jacket- Obviously a classic, but a bit overdone in my opinion. Apocalypse Now has a better tone about it regarding the subject matter. Eyes Wide Shut- Cruise is a good actor, but I just don't get this one. The plot is very vague and no true interpretation is ever given about the film. It's just a dream sequence that's left to puzzle the viewers. Spartacus- Doesn't count as a true Kubrick film in my opinion. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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