Stanley Kubrick was a fiercely independent spirit and extraordinary character. In 1953 he made his first short film completely off his own back and then sold it for nothing but profit!
We’ve always enjoyed and appreciated Stanley Kubrick’s work. The way he is able to tell a story and throw the most crucial elements in there – what seems so easily – has always been so appealing. But when we did a little digging on Stanley Kubrick we found out a bunch of stuff we’d never heard before. If you’re into that sort of thing, we highly recommend it. In the meantime, enjoy a little tidbit about him.
In the 1950s, going your own way and making films outside the Hollywood system was unthinkable. Wait, is there such a thing as the Hollywood system (ha)? But, for the average person this would take an extraordinary amount of intellectual independence and courage, but for a hardcore type like Stanley Kubrick, this intensely independent pioneering was nothing less than 100% natural. He saw in his own head a different way of doing things and then made it a reality, quickly brushing the skeptics aside.
If you want to to tell a story via film, you will most assuredly be bombarded from all sides by anyone and everyone who tell you what you cannot or should not do. And, for independent films, that sort of thing means life or death. Don’t fall into that trap! Stick to your guns and do your thing!
For more on this subject, check out our blog post Most Independent Films Never see the light of day.