Stanley Kubrick with his father, Jack.
I saw “Stanley Kubrick” exhibition several months ago and still keep finding notes I wrote immediately after experiencing it.
The interview with his wife reveals a few fascinating insights. Like the source of his insatiable curiosity. Supposedly it came from his amazing parents. They kept inspiring him and motivated to be inquisitive about the world. At the same time they showed a lot of carrying and feelings toward him. That’s what Stanley learned since his childhood and it shows in his films - Christiane Kubrick states in her interview.
Is an artist’s outcome the extension of the way he was raised? Perhaps then in some cases it is the parents who should be championed as the creators of the art produced by their offspring. If so, where would all that end?
How much of what we do is really ours?