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."