Stanley Kubrick was an British-American director, photographer, editor, screenwriter, cinematographer and producer. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest filmmakers to have ever existed. He studied at William Howard Taft High School and after that he learnt all the different facets of film-making on his own without stepping into a film school. Kubrick started his career as a photographer and one of his earliest jobs was with ‘Look’ magazine. In 1956, his first Hollywood film, titled ‘The Killing’, was released and he followed it up with ‘Paths of Glory’ and then ‘Spartacus’; both of which made him a noted name in the industry. Kubrick’s career changed completely in 1961 when he moved to the United Kingdom. Some of the films that he made at that time turned him into a legend. Some of his renowned films include ‘Lolita’, ‘Dr. Strangelove’, ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’, ‘The Shining’ and arguably his greatest ever film ‘A Clockwork Orange’. Kubrick was a man far ahead of his time and his films are still watched all over the world for his signature style. His films, dialogues, work, thoughts and writings have become popular quotations and are frequently quoted by people. Read on a compilation of thoughts, sayings and quotes by Stanley Kubrick.
The destruction of this planet would have no significance on a cosmic scale.
A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what's behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later?"
If chess has any relationship to film-making, it would be in the way it helps you develop patience and discipline in choosing between alternatives at a time when an impulsive decision seems very attractive.