While having an interest for movies, but more concise, good movies, you hear about different actors, producers, directors, filmmakers etc, but one person has come up a lot while researching information. Stanley Kubrick has been mentioned a lot in my research, so hearing about this film maker I watched a few of his movies.
I watched his early short films (Flying Padre, Day of the Fight and The Seafarers), they were alright, so I then watched some of his more acclaimed and more well know films like Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Barry Lyndon, The Shining and Full Metal Jacket. After watching them I didn't think they were bad films but I didn't think they were the best films I have ever seen, like a lot of people say they were.
So thinking about this I was wondering why people class him as one of the best directors ever, I have heard that it is because cinematography as he was previously a photographer. Or was it that he could get the best performances out of actors? I was just wanting to know why people class him as the best director, and knowing, was it me who just doesn't like his story plots or is he outdated and his movies don't connect with modern day audiences? So I was asking anyone to give input to reasons to his fame.