domingo, 7 de fevereiro de 2010

O que os outros realizadores dizem de Kubrick

Ler comentários de realizadores consagrados sobre um determinado colega de ofício é perceber melhor a essência desse mesmo realizador. No caso, Stanley Kubrick. Recolhi um série de testemunhos de cineastas famosos sobre o autor de "Laranja Mecânica", os quais me parecem elucidativos sobre a dimensão artística de Kubrick:

MARTIN SCORSESE: “Watching a Kubrick film is like gazing up at a mountaintop. You look up and wonder, how could anyone have climbed that high?”

JAMES CAMERON: “I remember going with a great sense of anticipation to each new Stanley Kubrick film and thinking, “Can he pull it off and amaze me again?” And he always did. The lesson I learnt from Kubrick was, “Never do the same thing twice.”

STEVEN SPIELBERG: “He created more than movies. He gave us complete environmental experiences that got more, not less, intense the more you watched them.”

ORSON WELLES: “For me, Kubrick is a better director than Huston. I haven't seen Lolita but I believe that Kubrick can do everything."

DAVID LYNCH: "I really love "Eyes Wide Shut". I just wonder if Stanley Kubrick really did finish it the way he wanted to before he died."

OLIVER STONE: “He was the single greatest director of his generation. He influenced me deeply.”

LUIS BUNUEL: “A Clockwork Orange is my current favourite. I was very predisposed against the film. After seeing it, I realize it is the only movie about what the modern world really means.”

SIDNEY LUMET: “Each month Stanley Kubrick isn’t making a film is a loss to everybody.”

FLORIAN VON DONNERSMARCK: “My megalomaniac goal is to make a film that could stand next to the films of Kubrick.”

BRYAN SINGER: "Kubrick showed us something special. Every film was a challenge, and a direct assault on cinema's conventions."

LARS VON TRIER: "I don't think that matters. I have a great affection for Kubrick and this film only strips things further."

MARTIN SCORSESE: "One of his pictures is equivalent to ten of somebody elses".

BRIAN DE PALMA: "It took me 20 years to appreciate Kubrick. I put Barry Lyndon on in my hotel room and couldn't look away. That's great film making."

PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON: "We're all children of Kubrick, aren't we? Is there anything you can do that he hasn't already done?"

GUS VAN SANT: "There's usually some of Kubrick in all of my films."

5 comentários:

Ana Gabriela disse...

Por coincidências desta vida, escrevi sobre Kubrick hoje, numa série "amar o cinema" n'as_coisas_essenciais do Sapo.
Vou agora linkar a este post com a opinião de diversos realizadores.
Confirma-se que Kubrick elevou o Cinema-arte a níveis inconcebíveis.

(Só entre nós, embora lhe reconheça o génio, é dose demasiado forte para a minha sensibilidade. Daí raramente ter revisto um filme seu, mas recordo todas as cenas, que registei na memória para sempre).
Ana

Jackson disse...

G-É-N-I-O. Não é preciso dizer mais nada!

Flávio Gonçalves disse...

De acordo com o Jackson! Kubrick é Kubrick e isso, por si só, diz já muito. Apreciei particularmente o que P.T. Anderson disse.

Abraço!

Ricardo Martins disse...

Gostei imenso do comentário do Luís Buñuel, não sabia que ele apreciava Kubrick, e muito menos sabia que ele adorava Clockwork Orange. Mas, ao mesmo tempo, bate certo - era o filme que Buñuel faria, se tivesse a idade e os meios de Kubrick, no começo da década de 70.

Armandinho Piroga disse...

Do Wes Anderson, já agora:

«But, ultimately, if you’re asking me which director I think about in terms of just living my life—maybe this is crazy, but I’m going to have to say Stanley Kubrick, which I think is a bad sign because that is someone whose whole thing was about controlling his life. I mean, he apparently had a great family life, and he had his work arranged in a way that fit into the way he wanted to live. And people went to see his movies. And he only did the movies he liked to do. He didn’t do one movie for the money, so he could do the next one because he liked it. He only did the ones he wanted to do. He had total, utter, complete creative control over not just the movies but also the life of making them. He had a system, which you need because there are too many things to keep track of.»