Stanley Kubrick: Feel More

Interview with Stanley Kubrick
Conducted by James Grissom
Via Telephone

There is far too much focus on understanding--on being understood. The defining characteristics of those things--books, films, paintings, pieces of music--that I consider to be art were not things I understood, but things I felt, and felt very deeply. I was left--happily, I might add--altered and confused and amazed. I felt enthusiastic about what I had seen and what I now faced. I don't trust those who need to understand things. There is artistry and joy in not knowing.

Feel more. That was what I meant to say.

© 2014  James Grissom


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