Neck and neck

Posted by · 10:41 am · June 8th, 2008

After last week’s poll on Oscarless directors, it became clear pretty fast that two giants were way ahead of the pack: Alfred Hitchcock and Stanley Kubrick.  The closest pretender to the throne of snubbed helmers was Robert Altman, but it was a VERY distant third.

So this week it seemed only fair to suss out where everyone stands on these two alone, without the other 14 names in the mix.  So have at it in the new poll.

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  • 1 6-08-2008 at 10:57 am

    Nick Plowman said...

    Hitchcock all the way….in my opinion

  • 2 6-08-2008 at 11:32 am

    Bill said...

    While both directors are quite deserving, my vote goes to Kubrick because I find he utilized more directorial tools and took on more variety of stories than Hitch. Don’t get me wrong: Hitch did a lot with very little sometimes, but I always felt his movies were more dependent on the script than Kubrick’s. How can you really explain how Stanley was able to pull off “2001”, especially? He’s done war films, black comedies, futuristic sci-fi, domestic drama, thriller/horror, epic period pieces… the guy’s just all over the keyboard.

    But I love Hitch, too. Both are deserving.

  • 3 6-08-2008 at 1:59 pm

    Nick Plowman said...

    True, both are deserving, but if I had to pick one…you know.

  • 4 6-08-2008 at 5:44 pm

    Mimi Rogers said...

    Personally I think Eyes Wide Shut is the most pretentious film I’ve seen.

  • 5 6-08-2008 at 6:41 pm

    John Foote said...

    Kubrick dared, always pushed the envelope and sometimes failed in doing so, “Eyes Wide Shut” being an example, but what an extraordinary failure!! Watch “A Clockwork Orange” and try not to be stunned it was made thirty eight years ago; astonishing because it explores a vision of the future that is still a possibility, it still looks fresh and wildly original. And “2001”?? He dared to take us to the stars and beyond and in doing so took us on a journey across the landscape of our minds, challenging us, daring us…who else has done that??

  • 6 6-08-2008 at 11:03 pm

    Mr. Gittes said...

    Kubrick, people!

    Barry Lyndon is my number one favorite movie. I even like it better than Chinatown. The ending of Barry Lyndon, including the epilogue, is one of the most cryptic endings of all time. Right there with Se7en and No Country for Old Men, and others probably…

    I wouldn’t consider Eyes Wide Shut a failure. I wouldn’t consider any Kubrick film a failure.

  • 7 6-09-2008 at 8:10 pm

    Proman said...

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it agian. “Full Metal Jacket” is the closest Kubrick came to failure. And that was still a good movie. I really really liked “Eyes Wide Shut”.