Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Choice


Stanley Kubrick
10 Examples:

2001: A Space Odyssey
Eyes Wide Shut
Barry Lyndon
Lolita
Spartacus
The Shining
Full Metal Jacket
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
The Killing
A Clockwork Orange

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Alfred Hitchcock
10 Examples:

Vertigo
Notorious
Marnie
Dial M for Murder
Strangers on a Train
The Lady Vanishes
Rear Window
Psycho
The 39 Steps
North by Northwest

Which do you prefer? Let us know in the comments section.

14 comments:

  1. Phips1:10 pm

    Hitchcock. Rear Window.

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    1. While I enjoy Rear Window, I am not as fond of it as most people are.

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  2. Wow, the big guns up against each other. I'll have to go with Hitchcock.

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    1. I recently re-watched 2001: A Space Odyssey which triggered this particular pairing.

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  3. Kubrick. I haven't seen a lot of Hitchcock films. I just prefer Kubrick's filmmaking style.

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    1. Kubrick style can be both jarring and endlessly fascinating at the same time.

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  4. Hitchcock. Percentage-wise, Kubrick made more great films than not, but in terms of quantity Hitch has more classics.

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    1. Over the last year I have been slowly catching up on the Hitchcock films that are currently in my "Blind Spot"...especially his early silent films. It has been interesting watching his progression as a filmmaker.

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  5. Tough choice, but I have to pick Hitchcock. Kubrick has created a small group of remarkable films, but Hitch's output is much larger, Also, few directors have ever had more influence on the world of cinema in general over such a long period of time.

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    1. What I find interesting about both directors is their ability to work in so many different genres. Most people think of Hitchcock as a purely thriller driven director, but he also made comedies, spy films, etc...

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  6. For the first time I think I gotta say it: impossible choice.

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    1. I figured this pairing my be tough for some. Both are extremely talented directors.

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  7. So hard to choose, but I have to go Kubrick. Both are among my most favorite directors, though.

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    1. It is one of those choices where you really cannot go wrong regardless of who you prefer.

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