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You never know with the Razzies and Oscars.

That Stanley Kubrick (AKA The King of Cinema) has won a Worst Director award but never won Best Director tells you everything you need to know about them.

Sounds right to me.

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Yeah, people have been nominated before for the same role between the Razzies and Oscars (actually it might of just been one person). I can't remember who off the top of my head but I remember reading about it before.

Edit: Ok, I meant yeah to BTH. Fanpuck appears to be on crack.

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I think Kubrick got a razzie for The Shining if I'm not mistaken. Now many people consider it to be one of the best horror films of all time :lol:

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I think Kubrick got a razzie for The Shining if I'm not mistaken. Now many people consider it to be one of the best horror films of all time :lol:

He was nominated, he didn't "win"

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Fanpuck doesn't like Kubrick. But he probably likes many Kubrick worshipers like James Cameron, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese and Ridley Scott.

I think Kubrick got a razzie for The Shining if I'm not mistaken. Now many people consider it to be one of the best horror films of all time :lol:

I always thought he did win.

And yeah, when the film came out, everyone said it was shit (same as all his other movies) but now it's often called the best horror movie ever. *sigh*

Network is on TV right now. Such an awesome movie.

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Edit: Ok, I meant yeah to BTH. Fanpuck appears to be on crack.

Wow, you really didn't know I hate Kubrick? I usually spout off about it a couple times a year and BTH scolds me, haha. Spartacus was good and The Shining was decent. Other than that, I won't go near any of his movies. I would rather stare at a blank screen for two hours than watch something like A Clockwork Orange.

Fanpuck doesn't like Kubrick. But he probably likes many Kubrick worshipers like James Cameron, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese and Ridley Scott.

I definitely like Cameron and Spielberg, for the most part. Between the two of them, the only movie I've really disliked was AI. Only later did I find out from BTH the reason for that - the movie was Kubrick's brain child, haha. I've only seen three Ridley Scott films, and wasn't crazy about any of them. Alien was decent, didn't care for Black Hawk Down or Blade Runner. I don't know that I've ever actually watched a Scorsese film.

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Wow, you really didn't know I hate Kubrick? I usually spout off about it a couple times a year and BTH scolds me, haha. Spartacus was good and The Shining was decent. Other than that, I won't go near any of his movies. I would rather stare at a blank screen for two hours than watch something like A Clockwork Orange.

I definitely like Cameron and Spielberg, for the most part. Between the two of them, the only movie I've really disliked was AI. Only later did I find out from BTH the reason for that - the movie was Kubrick's brain child, haha. I've only seen three Ridley Scott films, and wasn't crazy about any of them. Alien was decent, didn't care for Black Hawk Down or Blade Runner. I don't know that I've ever actually watched a Scorsese film.

LOL at Spartacus being your favourite Kubrick movie.

It was his least favourite. It's his only film for which he hadn't written the script, and he was embarrassed of the historical inaccuracies, etc but he wasn't able to change as much as he wanted. It would have been far less sentimental/typical had he been allowed to make a full rewrite - and then you would have hated the movie.

Did you see any of his movies other than The Shining, Spartacus and A Clockwork Orange? I think Full Metal Jacket would be the most accessible to you (/most people).

...This post was done but then I realized you said that you'd never seen a Scorsese film. :o How do you LIVE with yourself!?!? I think without Kubrick and Scorsese I would be a hollow, empty shell (FYI their styles are totally different, Scorsese is way more accessible).

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I definitely like Cameron and Spielberg, for the most part. Between the two of them, the only movie I've really disliked was AI. Only later did I find out from BTH the reason for that - the movie was Kubrick's brain child, haha. I've only seen three Ridley Scott films, and wasn't crazy about any of them. Alien was decent, didn't care for Black Hawk Down or Blade Runner. I don't know that I've ever actually watched a Scorsese film.

Goodfellas

Casino

Gangs of New-York

The Aviator

Taxi Driver

Raging Bull

The Departed

Shutter Island

You've probably seen at least one of them...

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Criticizing someone for taste in movies is like criticizing someone for taste in music - silly. They're all deeply personal.

Goodfellas

Casino

Gangs of New-York

The Aviator

Taxi Driver

Raging Bull

The Departed

Shutter Island

You've probably seen at least one of them...

I haven't seen a single one and I'm not interested in seeing any of them. Not into that type of movie. Doesn't make me an empty shell, simply means I'm not into that kind of movie.

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I'm shocked you old farts haven't seen at least one Scorsese film. At least give Goodfellas or Departed a try, even if you don't like it you are bound to find some aspect of it entertaining. I'm not a big fan of Raging Bull or Gangs of New York, but the man knows how to shoot a movie.

As for Kubrick, he is untouchable. I'm pretty picky when it comes to movies and I haven't seen all of his films yet, as I don't want to get through all of them and have nothing left to see, but I've yet to find one that didn't hit the mark. Based on the acclaim he gets, I don't expect to find one.

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Wow, you really didn't know I hate Kubrick? I usually spout off about it a couple times a year and BTH scolds me, haha. Spartacus was good and The Shining was decent. Other than that, I won't go near any of his movies. I would rather stare at a blank screen for two hours than watch something like A Clockwork Orange.

I generally don't log what random internet people like, although I guess I can kinda remember now.

And lol, A Clockwork Orange is one of my all-time favourites. But then you've got Dr.Strangelove, Full Metal Jacket, Barry Lyndon. I haven't seen 2001 yet but I've read a ton about it, I'd probably like it. People still crap on it a lot so I delay it.

Doesn't make me an empty shell

Yes it does.

Now go approve my trade. :D

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LOL at making fun of someone who made a movie worth well over a billion dollars

LOL at defending someone who has made gigazillions of dollars

But really, Avatar is such an overrated piece of junk

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But really, Avatar is such an overrated piece of junk

THANK YOU! :clap:

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I haven't seen a single one and I'm not interested in seeing any of them. Not into that type of movie. Doesn't make me an empty shell, simply means I'm not into that kind of movie.

Same here, although I may see Shutter Island at some point.

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I generally don't log what random internet people like, although I guess I can kinda remember now.

Well, you did remember a single comment I made about Community 5-6 months ago. :lol:

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Well, you did remember a single comment I made about Community 5-6 months ago. :lol:

Yeah, because it was something I was interested in/commenting on/whatever you want to call it.

I don't care about random spats between other people.

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I almost forgot, I was very happy to see Michael Giacchino win the Oscar for best score. He's definitely become one of my favourite composers. In addition to Up, he's done music for Pixar's Ratatouille and The Incredibles, he's been JJ Abram's go-to-guy for Star Trek, Fringe, Lost, and Alias, and did some of my favourite video game music for the Medal of Honor series.

The only other score I heard that was nominated was Horner's music for Avatar, which I didn't think was his best work. The music was good and fit the movie very well, but there were too many times when I thought I was hearing Titanic and a couple parts where I expected to start hearing Celine Dion belt out My Heart Will Go On. I'd say that this, lack or true originality, is the same reason the movie didn't take home best picture.

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I almost forgot, I was very happy to see Michael Giacchino win the Oscar for best score. He's definitely become one of my favourite composers. In addition to Up, he's done music for Pixar's Ratatouille and The Incredibles, he's been JJ Abram's go-to-guy for Star Trek, Fringe, Lost, and Alias, and did some of my favourite video game music for the Medal of Honor series.

The only other score I heard that was nominated was Horner's music for Avatar, which I didn't think was his best work. The music was good and fit the movie very well, but there were too many times when I thought I was hearing Titanic and a couple parts where I expected to start hearing Celine Dion belt out My Heart Will Go On. I'd say that this, lack or true originality, is the same reason the movie didn't take home best picture.

Pretty much agree with everything. The LOST soundtrack is just fantastic, as was the soundtrack for Up. Well deserving of the Oscar.

By the way, for LOST fans, the guy who played Minkowski (Fisher Stevens) also won an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature.

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Criticizing someone for taste in movies is like criticizing someone for taste in music - silly. They're all deeply personal.

I haven't seen a single one and I'm not interested in seeing any of them. Not into that type of movie. Doesn't make me an empty shell, simply means I'm not into that kind of movie.

lol I was clearly joking when I said I would be an empty shell.

I wasn't criticizing Fanpuck - it is just hard to believe that somebody can watch movies regularly and yet never see a Scorsese film.

As to your comment about "not into that type of movie," what type of movie does Scorsese make? I can understand that comment about Kubrick or Bergman or a million other people but Scorsese's done nearly everything. Documentary, gangster, sports, horror, thriller, drama and his style has evolved over the years so there's plenty of range in his filmography.

I'm shocked you old farts haven't seen at least one Scorsese film. At least give Goodfellas or Departed a try, even if you don't like it you are bound to find some aspect of it entertaining. I'm not a big fan of Raging Bull or Gangs of New York, but the man knows how to shoot a movie.

As for Kubrick, he is untouchable. I'm pretty picky when it comes to movies and I haven't seen all of his films yet, as I don't want to get through all of them and have nothing left to see, but I've yet to find one that didn't hit the mark. Based on the acclaim he gets, I don't expect to find one.

Definitely untouchable.

He's a Mozart or a Shakespeare or a Da Vinci. (I'm not saying he's necessarily as brilliant as Da Vinci was but they have comparable status within the elite of their craft.)

You don't have to like his movies (many people don't) but he should be respected by all. Every filmmaker since has been influenced by him.

You may as well just watch the rest of his films. As you guessed, he never made a bad one (although he didn't develop his style fully until Strangelove ['65] so the pre-65 ones aren't quite as dominant or revolutionary.)

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As to your comment about "not into that type of movie," what type of movie does Scorsese make? I can understand that comment about Kubrick or Bergman or a million other people but Scorsese's done nearly everything. Documentary, gangster, sports, horror, thriller, drama and his style has evolved over the years so there's plenty of range in his filmography.

Grit. Angst. I don't want real life in movies. I want to escape this drudgery.

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Movies seen recently:

Akira Kurosawa - Ikiru

Akira Kurosawa - The Bad Sleep Well

Akira Kurosawa - High and Low

Federico Fellini - The White Sheik

Luis Bunuel - Simon of the Desert

Luis Bunuel - The Young One (White Trash)

Seijun Suzuki - Branded to Kill

Masaki Kobayashi - Seppuku (Harakiri)

some Chinese guy - Fists of Fury (Bruce Lee movie)

John Lee Hancock - The Blind Side

Spike Lee - Malcolm X

All of them are great except for The Blind Side, which is garbage.

I'm going on a Japanese run.

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Gaga and Beyonce in a sickass videoclip there.

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Movies seen recently:

Akira Kurosawa - Ikiru

Akira Kurosawa - The Bad Sleep Well

Akira Kurosawa - High and Low

Federico Fellini - The White Sheik

Luis Bunuel - Simon of the Desert

Luis Bunuel - The Young One (White Trash)

Seijun Suzuki - Branded to Kill

Masaki Kobayashi - Seppuku (Harakiri)

some Chinese guy - Fists of Fury (Bruce Lee movie)

John Lee Hancock - The Blind Side

Spike Lee - Malcolm X

All of them are great except for The Blind Side, which is garbage.

I'm going on a Japanese run.

I was lucky to record Kurosawa's Stray Dog on a Swedish on Thursday or Friday. Looking forward to seeing it. :)

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I was lucky to record Kurosawa's Stray Dog on a Swedish on Thursday or Friday. Looking forward to seeing it. :)

Do you have the channel TCM? (Turner Classic Movies)

They're having a Kurosawa marathon all month. Tomorrow night (for Eastern time people) they're showing 4 or 5 of his movies in a row. I know Kagemusha is one of them. I'll be able to watch 1 or 2 max because of the time they're being played at but maybe they'll be earlier for you.

I hear Stray Dog is great.

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