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Coppola or Kubrick?

 
Old 08-02-10, 03:35 AM
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Coppola or Kubrick?

Yet another match-up.

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Old 08-02-10, 03:52 AM
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Re: Coppola or Kubrick?

Kinda a close call but yeah, Stanley Kubrick.



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Old 08-02-10, 05:44 AM
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Re: Coppola or Kubrick?

Kubrick. Not even close
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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.
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Re: Coppola or Kubrick?

Kubrick - who directed one of my favorite movies:

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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.
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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
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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-
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Re: Coppola or Kubrick?

Originally Posted by Jaymole View Post
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.
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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.
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Originally Posted by Suprmallet View Post
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?
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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.
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Originally Posted by Suprmallet View Post
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.
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Re: Coppola or Kubrick?

Originally Posted by Jaymole View Post
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


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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
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Re: Coppola or Kubrick?

Originally Posted by Suprmallet View Post
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.
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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.
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Re: Coppola or Kubrick?

Originally Posted by Suprmallet View Post
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.
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Re: Coppola or Kubrick?

Originally Posted by Suprmallet View Post
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?
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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.
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Re: Coppola or Kubrick?

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.
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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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