Who is the successor to Kubrick's throne?

Discussion in 'Archive: The Amphitheatre' started by ParanoidAni-droid, Sep 27, 2002.

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  1. ParanoidAni-droid Jedi Master

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    This is something my friend and I have been going back and forth on ever since the Maestro's departure in 1999. Since then we believe we've come to a consensus on who the new king of the kingdom is. I'll reveal that candidate later, after some of you guys have submitted your nomminations. Of course, Kubrick's right to that throne is debatable in itself but for the sake of furthering this discussion, let's start somewhere.

    Consider the respective filmmaker's filmography, of course, but also consider things like versatility, understanding of the medium, film's social impact (was their films a phenomena or did they fall into obscurity-- both are qualifiers), etc.

    Oh, and I promise to spank the first person who says, "this belongs in the kubrick discussion thread." This discussion has little to nothing to do with Kubrick.

    ~PAd

  2. Yodave27 Jedi Master

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    I dont think there's anyone out there who can make films like Kubrick did. No one else has made me think so much about movies, and done it on a consistent basis. Some directors have a movie that harkens back to Kubrick but they fail to follow through with movie after movie. (ie Fincher, Burton, et. al) The closest anyone has come would be early-Speilberg in his Jaws-Close Encounter-ET era. Steven has had a few films since then, (Schindler's List and AI being the two.) but he's turned into a director and moned away from being a storyteller.
  3. DARTHPIGFEET Jedi Master

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    What exactly are you looking at here? Be more specific in your question. First off Kubrick was good but not great. He has no throne in my opinion.

    His best movies to me are the following.

    A Clockwork Orange

    The Shining

    Full Metal Jacket


    I think the directors of the future are the following.

    Sam Mendes -American Beauty and Road to Perdition

    M. Night Shyamalan-Sixth Sense and Signs

    Guy Richie-Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch

    Sam Raimi-Paid his dues with countless films and is now going to get more acclaim then ever after Spiderman.

    David Fincher-Seven, The Game, Fight Club, Panic Room.

    I think these are your next big wave coming in and not going anywhere.



  4. Jedi knight Pozzi Force Ghost

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    Shyamalan, Burton and Fincher are the only ones I think. But they all have radically different styles.

    Odd thing, I can't but help feel had Lucas keep directing, that he may have been the closest of them all.
  5. Yodave27 Jedi Master

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    Odd thing, I can't but help feel had Lucas keep directing, that he may have been the closest of them all.

    To paraphrase Francis Ford Coppolla:
    "Star Wars robbed the world of a great director."
  6. Princess_Tina Jedi Grand Master

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  7. jc_stratus Jedi Knight

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    i actually believe kevin smith could make an amazing serious movie
  8. McNerf-Burger Jedi Youngling

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    I'd say M. Night Shyamalan. All 3 of his major movies are fantastic, and ever since Signs he has been my favorite director.
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