Monday, February 04, 2008


Dano asked me about doing a Kubrick Poll a while back, so here it is. I've not included in this list 3 early short Documentary's that Kubrick directed, just his features.

Favourite Stanley Kubrick Film
Fear and Desire (1953)
Killer's Kiss (1955)
The Killing (1956)
Paths of Glory (1957)
Spartacus (1960)
Lolita (1962)
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Barry Lyndon (1975)
The Shining (1980)
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Eyes Wide Shut (1999) free polls


TimeWarden said...

Predictably, being predominantly an sf fan, I voted for "2001" but I also rate "Lolita", "Dr. Strangelove" and "The Shining" very highly, too.

Michael G Clark said...

I went for Dr Strangelove as I got spoiled for choice. Can it be top 5 fave films?

Fraser Lovatt said...

I like all his films to lesser or greater degrees, but I love 2001 beyond all reason, and it never fails to have a huge emotional effect on me when I watch it. Which is often.

I would say the top five is something like:

1. 2001
2. Dr. Strangelove
3. The Shining
4. Clockwork Orange
5. Full Metal Jacket

I like Barry Lyndon, but it seldom gets gets shown the DVD player.


Dylan said...

Tough one. I went for a Clockwork Orange mainly cos it has one of my favourite opening shots ever, along woth Blade Runner. The slow pull out form Malcolm Mcdowell's face with that amazing synth music, very cool. 2001 is a very close second.

DanO said...

I love these polls!

Thanks for the nod Andrew. I thought long and hard because i'm such a Kubrick superfan. I decided i can only live in the present and right now my favorite is Barry Lyndon. Its switched back and forth from The Shining to Clockwork to Lyndon. Lyndon it is.

Moonwatcher said...

I voted for Paths of Glory. Even though I'm a H U G E 2001 nut, I love Paths, it's a superb film, but this is also very hard to vote on because he did so many great films.

paulhd said...

I guess I'm the only one who went with The Killing? It is hard to pick a favourite really, but I love crime, and having Jim Thompson on the writing team makes it a must for me. Some fantastic performances too.