Rare is the artist who can suffuse his work with so much ambiguity and still intrigue. The known career of Stanley Kubrick encompasses an acknowledged AC movie features, one withdrawn movie feature, several short documentaries, and a myriad number of photo spreads. Controversy surrounded many of these projects. On a surface level, Kubrick seemed willing to alienate the audience for his desired effects. Yet the constant control and manipulation of all things surrounding his work also freed it up to interpretation. One knows, for the most part, that one is watching a Kubrick movie – its authorship is clear. _______________________.
Our speculation is further encouraged by Kubrick’s secrecy surrounding both his life and his film projects – a state of control that remains fairly unparalleled among most popular artists.
Easy speculation follows the interpretation, but it is more of a challenge to dig beneath the popular veneer and debate the actual man and his deeper meanings
His is a career shrouded in myth and frustrating mystery
Yet we must persevere and try to understand what little we can of this particular artist’s story, even though it may demand a precision and incisiveness that no single writing can attain.
It may not be entirely correct to call Kubrick a child prodigy