Zen Pencils by Gavin Aung Than for October 13, 2014
STANLEY KUBRICK ANSWERS A QUESTION Interviewer: If life is so purposeless, do you feel it’s worth living? Stanley Kubrick: Yes, for those who manage somehow to cope with our mortality. Stanley Kubrick: The very meaninglessness of life forces man to create his own meaning. Children, of course, began life with an untarnished sense of wonder… A capacity to experience total joy at something… …as simple as the greenness of a leaf. But as they grow older…. …the awareness of death and decay begins to impinge on their consciousness… ONCOLOGY DEPARTMENT …and subtly erode their JOIE DE VIVRE, their idealism… …and their assumption of immortality. As a child matures, he sees death and pain everywhere about him… HAL DAVIS 1968-2014 BELOVED HUSBAND AND FATHER …and begins to lose faith in the ultimate goodness of man. Men’s Clothing for Charity Shoes for Charity Hal’s Old Stuff But if he’s reasonably strong and lucky… …he can emerge from this twilight of the soul… …into a rebirth of life’s elan. THE SHINING A STANLEY KUBRICK FILM Both because of and in spite of his awareness of the meaninglessness of life, he can forge a fresh sense of purpose and affirmation. KUBRICK FILM EDITING STORYBOARDS LOCATIONS He may not recapture the same pure sense of wonder he was born with… …but he can shape something far more enduring and sustaining. The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile but that it is indifferent. But if we can come to terms with this indifference and accept the challenges of life within the boundaries of death - however mutable man may be able to make them… …our existence as a species can have genuine meaning and fulfillment. However vast the darkness… PLAY Hal’s Story A Tribute To My Father Written & Directed by Hal Davis Jr. …we must supply our own light. - Stanley Kubrick
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Stanley Kubrick died way too soon.