‘The Making of Kubrick’s 2001’

Stanley Kubrick:

“I don’t like to talk about 2001 much because it’s essentially a nonverbal experience. Less than half the film has dialogue. It attempts to communicate more to the subconscious and to the feelings than it does to the intellect. I think clearly that there is a basic problem with people who are not paying attention with their eyes. They’re listening. And they don’t get much from listening to this film. Those who won’t believe their eyes won’t be able to appreciate this film.”

Hard to believe this book is out of print. What a find. (Via Adam Schoales.)

Friday, 24 May 2013