Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick was an American film director, writer, producer, and photographer who lived in England during most of the last four decades of his career. Kubrick was noted for the scrupulous care with which he chose his subjects, his slow method of working, the variety of genres he worked in, his technical perfectionism, his reluctance to talk about his films, and his reclusiveness. He maintained almost complete artistic control, making movies according to his own whims and time constraints, but with the rare advantage of big-studio
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 financial support for all his endeavors.

Kubrick's films are characterized by a formal visual style and meticulous attention to detail.

You sit at the board and suddenly your heart leaps. Your hand trembles to pick up the piece and move it. But what chess teaches you is that you must sit there calmly and think about whether it’s really a good idea and whether there are other, better ideas.

Newsweek (26 May 1980)

The very meaninglessness of life forces man to create his own meaning. If it can be written or thought, it can be filmed.

Quoted in Halliwell's Filmgoer's and Video Viewer's Companion (1988), p. 403

One man writes a novel. One man writes a symphony. It is essential that one man make a film.

Quoted in The Edmonton Journal (8 March 1999), C3

There's something in the human personality which resents things that are clear, and conversely, something which is attracted to puzzles, enigmas, and allegories.

Quoted in Kubrick : Inside a Film Artist's Maze (2000) by Thomas Allen Nelson, p.10

I have always enjoyed dealing with a slightly surrealistic situation and presenting it in a realistic manner. I've always liked fairy tales and myths, magical stories. I think they are somehow closer to the sense of reality one feels today than the equally stylized "realistic" story in which a great deal of selectivity and omission has to occur in order to preserve its "realist" style.

Quoted in Kubrick : Inside a Film Artist's Maze (2000) by Thomas Allen Nelson, p.14

Include utter banalities.

Notebook regarding Full Metal Jacket, quoted in movie Stanley Kubrick's Boxes (2008) by Jon Ronson