Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Spielberg on Kubrick

"For such a rational man, 2001: A Space Odyssey was a step beyond rational. It was all very ordered - maybe his most ordered film until the very end. He let you see that all of this order was leading to something you could not comprehend but was experiential: it was illustrating emotionally what the next evolutionary step was going to be - and you can't do that rationally. 2001 is the emotional illustration of the terrible limits of intelligence, and it's ironic that this most intellectual of American film-makers is the one who succeeded in allowing the irrational to be grasped by audiences of all ages. The Star Child at the end of 2001 is to me the great moment of optimist and hope for mankind that has ever been offered by a modern film-maker." - Steven Spielberg

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