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Stanley Kubrick vs. the HTF - a tournament


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#1 of 386 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted July 21 2003 - 02:31 AM

Welcome to my Stanley Kubrick vs. the HTF tournament

Same as my previous Coen Bros. vs. the HTF tourney, only we'll be pitting our favorite films against Stanley Kubrick's. Can we take down Stan the Man? Posted Image

Kubrick

Barry Lyndon
A Clockwork Orange
Dr. Strangelove***
Eyes Wide Shut
Full Metal Jacket
Killer's Kiss
The Killing
Lolita
Paths of Glory
The Shining
Spartacus
2001: A Space Odyssey***



The HTF

Amelie - Steeve Bergeron
Blue Velvet - Bill McA
Ikiru - Brook K
Lawrence of Arabia - Rob Tomlin
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - Andrew_Sch
Once Upon a Time in America - Lew Crippen
The Passion of Joan of Arc - Simon_Lepine
Rashomon - Nick Sievers
Rear Window - George Kaplan
Requiem for a Dream - Justin_S
The Third Man - SteveGon
Unforgiven - Angelo.M


#2 of 386 OFFLINE   Simon_Lepine

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Posted July 21 2003 - 02:58 AM

I'll picking Dreyer's The Passion of Joan of Arc, IMO it has more emotions than all of those movies combined.

#3 of 386 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted July 21 2003 - 03:04 AM

That's true, for the most part: the ending of Paths of Glory packs a wallop...

#4 of 386 OFFLINE   Simon_Lepine

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Posted July 21 2003 - 03:12 AM

You're right, I was thinking about Paths of Glory as a possible counter when I wrote this. Barry Lyndon really got to me too emotionally, but that's about it.

#5 of 386 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted July 21 2003 - 03:46 AM

Based on strength here in HTF, I'll pass on the Apartment and select Rear Window
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#6 of 386 OFFLINE   Steeve Bergeron

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Posted July 21 2003 - 04:07 AM

Amelie

#7 of 386 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted July 21 2003 - 05:01 AM

Mother, Jugs, And Speed


jk, Ikiru unless that's too obscure.
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Posted July 21 2003 - 05:40 AM

Once Upon a Tiome in America
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#9 of 386 OFFLINE   Angelo.M

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Posted July 21 2003 - 07:30 AM

unforgiven

#10 of 386 OFFLINE   Nick Sievers

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Posted July 21 2003 - 07:43 AM

Rashomon
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#11 of 386 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted July 21 2003 - 07:59 AM

Brook: Ikiru is fine - I meant more obscure than that. Posted Image

Four more and we're good to go!

#12 of 386 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted July 21 2003 - 10:40 AM

Quote:
Can we take down Stan the Man?

Why would anyone want to do such a silly and futile thing?

Blue Velvet - David Lynch
       

#13 of 386 OFFLINE   Rob Tomlin

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Posted July 21 2003 - 12:31 PM

Let's give Stanley some tougher competition:

Lawrence of Arabia

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For ordinary men, it's a burning, fiery furnace.

#14 of 386 OFFLINE   Rob Tomlin

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Posted July 21 2003 - 12:33 PM

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I'll picking Dreyer's The Passion of Joan of Arc, IMO it has more emotions than all of those movies combined.


Hard to argue with that.

Nice pick!

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#15 of 386 OFFLINE   Andrew_Sch

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Posted July 21 2003 - 04:00 PM

I'll put up The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.
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#16 of 386 OFFLINE   Justin_S

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Posted July 21 2003 - 04:04 PM

REQUIEM FOR A DREAM

#17 of 386 OFFLINE   Rand

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Posted July 22 2003 - 12:51 AM

Well past eleven so ... never mind.

#18 of 386 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted July 22 2003 - 02:45 AM

Okay, we're all set!

Round 1 - Bracket 1

Blue Velvet vs. Eyes Wide Shut


#19 of 386 OFFLINE   Walter Kittel

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Posted July 22 2003 - 03:06 AM

Eyes Wide Shut

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#20 of 386 OFFLINE   Cary T

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Posted July 22 2003 - 03:29 AM

Eyes Wide Shut





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