Eyes Wide Open.
If you’re not interested in Stanley Kubrick, there might actually be something wrong with you. This is the man who made Paths of Glory, Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket and Eyes Wide Shut, just to name his masterpieces. If you haven’t seen all of those films and are still reading this, then you’re going about life in a totally unhealthy way.
Any insight into Kubrick, who was fairly reclusive, is exciting, and here we have a brief albeit fascinating interview with the director. Conducted in 1966 by Jeremy Berstein, the interview is now available on Vimeo thanks to user core.formula.
We’ve heard it a number of times, but it still amazes us that Kubrick wasn’t a good student, and that he was into adulthood when he first read a book for pleasure, considering that few directors have engaged audiences intellectually as much as he has.
Check out the video below –