When I’m directing I’m constantly questioning myself, even when I don’t show it, and I tend to assume that other directors have it together at all times. I tell myself that the directors I admire don’t stress out and don’t question themselves, even though I know that making that assumption is completely stupid - I mean all the directors I admire are human too - so why would I be any different.
When I saw these three pictures of Stanley Kubrick on the set of 2001 at the Stanley Kubrick Exhibition at LACMA and they stopped me.
Stanley Kubrick, one of the best directors in film history, sitting on the set of one of the most significant films in history, caught in a moment of something…maybe not weakness - but something. Perhaps, he’s stressed, perhaps he’s tired or maybe even ending his day - but it’s a moment that causes me pause, and reminds me that Stanley Kubrick was human too.