2001: A Space Odyssey vs. City Lights



: A Space Odyssey

: A Space Odyssey

2001 is incredible, but not quite the masterpiece I thought upon my fifth viewing

I'll go with City Lights. Joyful tugging of heartstrings vs. intellectual ambiguity. (God, that sounded mighty pretentious of me.) Kubrick would have no problem with my choice here; he'd probably agree with me. Chaplin was a hero of his and City Lights was one of his all-time favorites. He had good taste, that Kubrick fellow.

Both are stunning films, 2001 in terms of visuals and Lights in terms of emotions... I personally prefer emotions!