Kubrick as a Screenwriter.

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  • vex
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    The only thing I can see unconventional about Kubrick as a screenwriter is the length of his screenplays.

    These are based on drafts that I have.

    TITLE - PAGES (RUNTIME OF FILM) IMDB RATING
    A Clockwork Orange - 69 pages (137 minutes) IMDB: #74
    Dr. Strangelove - 54 pages (93 minutes) IMDB: #16
    2001: A Space Odyssey - 64 pages (139/148/156 minutes) IMDB: #73
    Eyes Wide Shut - 95 pages (159 minutes)

    Those are all the scripts I have of his. Not to mention, 3 of the 4 mentioned above (sans Eyes Wide Shut) are in the IMDB Top 250. Impressive does not even begin to describe his talents.

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  • JakeSchuster aka Ostroff
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    I have a copy of his "Napoleon" script and he has the sole credit. The writing is stiff and a little academic, but there's no doubt that it would have made an amazing film. First and foremost, though, he was a visual artist. Let's not forget he started off as a Look Magazine photographer.

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  • cluckyburger
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    me too. kubrick was many things, none of them shoddy. more important he was a visual, not textual artist. finding fault w/ a script is akin to attacking miles davis for poor sentences.

    also, i believe he collaborated on w/ at least one writer on every single movie he made

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  • Camera Obscura
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    agree

    I agree with your disagree.

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  • captain bligh
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    are they talking about the writing or is it just people who are more impressed by his visual style than the stories he directs?

    either way, i disagree with their opinion.

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  • Burakus
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    Kubrick as a Screenwriter.

    Several people have told me that Kubrick was a shoddy screenwriter. I've read a few of his scripts and can't understand why. Specifically, it's the style of 'A Clockwork Orange' and 'Barry Lyndon' that I like.

    I'd like to know what, if anything, is wrong (or very unconventional) with the way these scripts are written and if I should avoid using a similar style.

    Thanks for your help.
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