Fear And Desire

Fear And Desire
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Bob

I chose to watch this movie because it was under one hour and I've heard of Stanley Kubrick. The film reminds me of a longer Twilight Zone episode. The narrator even sounds a bit like Rod Serling. Very bizarre film. I'm not sure it was the best use of 56 minutes.

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Paul

I can see why Stanley Kubrick was considered a great filmmaker.

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Alberto

Too many words, too didactic. I had heard it was terrible and it was in an interesting way. "Paths of Glory" preaches the same message but, what a difference experience makes. The river and the moralistic philosophyzing and also the dark scenes bring to mind "Apocalypse Now". Kubrick's ...Read more

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Philip

This is a very bad film. It proves the old adage that nothing can overcome terrible writing. When it was re-screened 40 years later Kubrick called it: "a bumbling amateur film exercise." I think that's an honest evaluation of his first film. But for Kubrick fans or the die-hard cinephile ...Read more

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Anne

Happy to see Kubrick's first film

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richard

A movie to end all wars....and all films.

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Angel

This could never be a great film in anybody's hands.

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Lynn

An undisputed masterpiece.

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Andrew

Dated, silly, amateurish, goofy. An utter failure, including the background music. It's a wonder that Kubrick was ever allowed to make another movie.

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Joseph

What a dumb movie!

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PJ

Well, they got over that whole 'dead girl' thing rather quickly. I think the raft gave a great performance & there were some nice camera angles. But obvious why Kubrick wasn't particularly proud of this one...

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Ryan

Of all the films Kubrick made, this is the one he hated the most, and it's the only one of his films on this platform. Nice.

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3281Anonymous

Seems to have a Rod Serling Twilight Zone tone to it. Even the music. Good photo editing. But this was 1953. Twilight Zone started in 1959. So who influenced who?

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Gary

Not great by any stretch but one can see the first awkward steps of a brilliant filmmaker in training. Full Metal Jacket seems like a more skillful and more fully realized version of what Kubrick was going for here.

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Arthur

Can see the beginning of a great film career. Pity about the dialogue which was riddled with cliches as were the characters.

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Drew

In mood and tone, it anticipates a lot of later Vietnam War films, especially Apocalypse Now, also The Thin Red Line. I liked it better than some of Kubrick's other movies!

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Jack

this is way better than i expected it to be

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charles

I can't imagine being trapped behind enemy lines with some know-it-all lieutenant pseudo philosopher. He is such an annoying actor, I think I would have to mutiny.

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Tosh

The roots of Stanley Kubrick. Not a bad film. By no means a masterpiece, but a solid piece of work.

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