Compare and Contrast: Alfred Hitchcock and Stanley Kubrick by Freddy Smith

Compare and Contrast: Alfred Hitchcock and Stanley Kubrick by Freddy Smith looks at the how the two great directors approach stories, cinematography and music in their films. It should be of interest to fans of both Hitchcock and Kubrick. And if you've not watched their films, what are you waiting for (all the films appearing in this clip are listed at the end of the video). 

In the end what seems to distinguish them the most is this. Hitchcock makes his movies to entrall. He makes them with with an audience firmly in mind. He knows what will make them scream, what will make them tense, and he delivers it efficiently and in a steady pace.

Kubrick on the other hand has other priorities. He makes his films to be the best it can be in his eyes. He makes it to be true to the source material look, that is a debate in of itself. And to be perfection. He may have an audience in mind when conceptualising the picture, but it is not something he is aware of every step of the way. 

As to say which director is superior, I could not say. I can say that both are geniuses of their field.