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JumpCutz 08-02-10 03:35 AM

Coppola or Kubrick?
 
Yet another match-up.

Just trying to keep things interesting...



Please keep it civil. -wink-

Eva Kaine 08-02-10 03:52 AM

Re: Coppola or Kubrick?
 
Kinda a close call but yeah, Stanley Kubrick.



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NORML54601 08-02-10 05:44 AM

Re: Coppola or Kubrick?
 
Kubrick. Not even close

DeputyDave 08-02-10 06:07 AM

Re: Coppola or Kubrick?
 
I gotta go with Coppola. As much as I think Kubrick is a fine director I have always considered him (expecting some flame here) overrated.

Geofferson 08-02-10 07:19 AM

Re: Coppola or Kubrick?
 
Kubrick - who directed one of my favorite movies:

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RocShemp 08-02-10 07:42 AM

Re: Coppola or Kubrick?
 
I had no idea how to vote. However, turning to my movie collection, I see 5 Coppola films and not a single Kubrick film (odd since I really like quite a few of his films). So I guess my vote by default goes to Coppola.

inri222 08-02-10 07:53 AM

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Jaymole 08-02-10 09:02 AM

Re: Coppola or Kubrick?
 
If Coppola would have retired after Apocalypse it would be a lot closer in my mind, but since he didn't this is an easy one...Kubrick

kd5 08-02-10 09:48 AM

Re: Coppola or Kubrick?
 
Coppola has some damn fine films out but with the exception of Eyes Wide Shut, Kubrick's films appeal to me considerably moreso than Coppola's. -kd5-

Hokeyboy 08-02-10 10:15 AM

Re: Coppola or Kubrick?
 
Kubrick by a wide country mile. However, if you took Coppola's Top 4 (Godfather, Godfather II, The Conversation, Apocalypse Now) and compared it to Kubrick's Top 4 (2001, Dr. Strangelove, A Clockwork Orange, Paths of Glory), it'd be a *LOT* closer. Kubrick would still win, though, but by a hair.

Blu Man 08-02-10 11:10 AM

Re: Coppola or Kubrick?
 
Kubrick. I'm not a big fan of The Godfather, it's good but highly overrated in my opinion. It's been awhile since I've seen Apocalypse Now, but I don't remember being initially impressed, but I'd have to see it again to form a valid opinion, as my memory of it is a little hazy. I need to see The Godfather again also, it's been awhile. Kubrick's films on the other hand stick with me. 2001 is a masterpiece, but The Shining is by far my favorite Kubrick film and one of my favorite films of all time.

starseed1981 08-02-10 11:16 AM

Re: Coppola or Kubrick?
 
Kubrick. The gap between these two is as wide as the grand canyon. Every Kubrick has ever made can arguably be classified as the finest in its genre.

Solid Snake 08-02-10 11:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Jaymole (Post 10299484)
If Coppola would have retired after Apocalypse it would be a lot closer in my mind, but since he didn't this is an easy one...Kubrick

This is how I feel. Coppola never lived up to his greatness ever again. Kubrick on the other hand (still iffy on EWS) was great consistently.

Supermallet 08-02-10 12:40 PM

Re: Coppola or Kubrick?
 
Even if Coppola's work only consisted of his 70's output, this still wouldn't be a contest. Kubrick is film. Put any director in place of Coppola and Kubrick will still win every single time.

jmu878 08-02-10 12:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Suprmallet (Post 10299896)
Even if Coppola's work only consisted of his 70's output, this still wouldn't be a contest. Kubrick is film. Put any director in place of Coppola and Kubrick will still win every single time.

eh...I think Scorsese takes him. Maybe this should be a tourney type deal?

Supermallet 08-02-10 01:07 PM

Re: Coppola or Kubrick?
 
Scorsese is great, but he's said in interviews that he (and every filmmaker he knows, which is quite a few) looked up to Kubrick, and would rush to the theater every time a new Kubrick film came out.

Blu Man 08-02-10 01:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Suprmallet (Post 10299959)
Scorsese is great, but he's said in interviews that he (and every filmmaker he knows, which is quite a few) looked up to Kubrick, and would rush to the theater every time a new Kubrick film came out.

And I'm sure thousands of young filmmakers rush out to see the latest Scorsese picture today. In the 90's and early 2000's the same could be said about Spielberg.

nando820 08-02-10 01:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Jaymole (Post 10299484)
If Coppola would have retired after Apocalypse it would be a lot closer in my mind, but since he didn't this is an easy one...Kubrick

:thumbsup:


Originally Posted by Hokeyboy (Post 10299620)
Kubrick by a wide country mile. However, if you took Coppola's Top 4 (Godfather, Godfather II, The Conversation, Apocalypse Now) and compared it to Kubrick's Top 4 (2001, Dr. Strangelove, A Clockwork Orange, Paths of Glory), it'd be a *LOT* closer. Kubrick would still win, though, but by a hair.

very true. So is Kubrick fro me too :D

jmu878 08-02-10 01:18 PM

Re: Coppola or Kubrick?
 

Originally Posted by Suprmallet (Post 10299959)
Scorsese is great, but he's said in interviews that he (and every filmmaker he knows, which is quite a few) looked up to Kubrick, and would rush to the theater every time a new Kubrick film came out.

So just because he came before he's better? I think this is a case of the student becoming the master.

Supermallet 08-02-10 01:21 PM

Re: Coppola or Kubrick?
 
No, it's not because he came before. Scorsese was not referring to when he was a kid, but now, as a master filmmaker, and he still looks up to Kubrick.

If you changed the question to, "Whose films would you want to wipe off the face of the planet?" and the choices are Kubrick or any other filmmaker, I would always choose the other filmmaker.

Quake1028 08-02-10 03:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Suprmallet (Post 10299896)
Even if Coppola's work only consisted of his 70's output, this still wouldn't be a contest. Kubrick is film. Put any director in place of Coppola and Kubrick will still win every single time.

I don't think he would win over Kurosawa or Hitchcock here. But it would be interesting to see.

gmanca 08-02-10 04:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Suprmallet (Post 10299990)
If you changed the question to, "Whose films would you want to wipe off the face of the planet?" and the choices are Kubrick or any other filmmaker, I would always choose the other filmmaker.

As Quake1028 alluded to, even against Hitchcock?

Supermallet 08-02-10 04:20 PM

Re: Coppola or Kubrick?
 
Yes. If someone asked me to keep only one filmmaker's work while everything else was destroyed, I'd keep Kubrick's. And I wouldn't hesitate in that decision, either.

Travis McClain 08-02-10 04:24 PM

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I am again reminded just how many of the "greats" I've yet to get around to seeing. For me, it comes down to The Godfather vs. Eyes Wide Shut. I enjoyed the former, but aside from the quotable dialog and a few iconic scenes, it didn't really stand out to me the way it has to others. Eyes Wide Shut I thought was an over-hyped excuse to dabble in soft porn when I saw it during its theatrical release. What I discovered, though, is that it got under my skin and each time I've revisited it, it's revealed new things to me about itself, as well as myself. That, for my money, is the most any kind of art can ever offer. Kubrick gets the nod, and has my eternal gratitude for that film.

Truffaut Fan 08-02-10 04:43 PM

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Originally Posted by gmanca (Post 10300321)
As Quake1028 alluded to, even against Hitchcock?

I would certainly take Kubrick over Hitchcock. Hitchcock pretty much stuck to the same genre, while Kubrick tried something new with each outing. Not to take anything away from Hitch, but he's not even in Kubrick's league IMHO.


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