I recently saw Clockwork Orange and 2001: A Space Odyssey for the first time recently, and I was underwhelmed. It wasn't necesarily by the length or the visual style, but by things lacking in the storytelling and acting (except for a few performances like Jack from The Shining and some moments in Clockwork Orange). Maybe his style just wasn't for me. What are your thoughts?
- Blasphemy!! Stanley Kuprick is an emperor of cinema!Vote A
- Meh, I like those movies.Vote B
- Yes, his movies are overrated.Vote C
Most Helpful Girl
I've only seen Clockwork Orange but I adore it, it's one of my favourite films. I just think it's very clever, I love how the 'future' world was brought to life, the alternate ending which deviated from the book was interesting and gave it a very different tone (I'm not sure which I like more, though the film ending is more entertaining..). The sets represent the culture of the characters and the world they live in so perfectly. I just think it's a real masterpiece0
Most Helpful Guy
In order to understand works of genius you have to put them in context. Kubrick seems underwhelming because his technique has saturated the movie industry and has now been brought even further into perfection. You've seen his movies your whole life it's just been chopped up put on steroids and injected into many of your favorite movies. If you watch it today as a person from today his work is weak But at the time of his release he was ahead of the game by centuries. What makes it even better is that many can still watch his works and enjoy it. He's like the Beatles. Let a 10 year old listen to them and their gonna be meh about it but so many musician they love can trace their influences back to the Beatles. Genius is about insight and Kubrick at the time saw things like no one had seen before and presented it in a very digestible way to his audience. And as a result his work has effected many many directors of the films you love. You gotta remember 2001: a space odyssey was filmed in 1968. Watch a bunch of other movies from 1968 and feel what was popular then. The first Star Wars was nearly a decade later. Now look at interstellar, Ex Machina, Star Trek and all that stuff. It's all the offspring of Kubrick. A clockwork orange is a whole other story. The man created genres. You can hate him all you want but whether or not you like it your gonna see elements of his work everywhere.1