Kubrick Vs Spielberg: Who's The Better Director?

Stanley Kubrick and Steven Spielberg have made an incredible contribution to science fiction filmography. But who was the better director? In the eyes of Terry Gilliam, there's not even a race to be run. Not specifically on the grounds of specific technical merit, but more simply because Kubrick was willing to leave people distinctly unsettled. I often get accused of bias, and I'll admit I'm a huge fan of Kubrick's work, which has undeniably informed a lot of science fiction (and more general) film making in the past half century. So it's perhaps not shocking that I think I agree generally with Gilliam, and not just because Kubrick's willing to upset people by avoiding "happy" endings, even though that often left his films rather uncomfortable to watch. [YouTube via OpenCulture]

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