“I don’t think that writers or painters or film-makers function because they have something they particularly want to say. They have something that they feel. And they like the art form: they like words, or the smell of paint, or celluloid and photographic images and working with actors. I don’t think that any genuine artist has ever been oriented by some didactic point of view, even if he thought he was.”
The Guardian, who understandably gets the itch to run that “Stanley Kubrick” byline, every once in a while, today re-published some thoughts that the filmmaker had scribbled for The Observer back in 1960, as Kubrick was releasing Spartacus into the world and in pre-production on Lolita (how would they ever make a movie about that!?).
you should read the whole thing here.