Stanley Kubrick (1928 – 1999) was an American film director, screenwriter, producer and cinematographer. As a young man, he taught himself film production and directing. He made his first major film, The Killing, in 1956, and then, notably, Lolita and Dr.Strangelove. Kubrick’s approach was painstaking and intense, highly innovative technically, and bold in style. He increasingly gave more attention to the incorporation and use of music. His research was thorough, and he invented several notable special effects. He demanded much of his actors and crew. He was also widely known for A Clockwork Orange, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Barry Lyndon, and The Shining. He set out to make the definitive movie for each major genre. Many of his films were controversial at the time. Being a leader in his field involved innovation, intense focus and pursuit of an ideal and vision.
Either you care, or you don't. There's no in-between. And if you care, then go all of the way...and...The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good.