Stanley Kubrick — American Director born on July 26, 1928, died on March 07, 1999

Stanley Kubrick was an American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor, and photographer. Part of the New Hollywood film-making wave, Kubrick's films are considered by film historian Michel Ciment to be "among the most important contributions to world cinema in the twentieth century", and he is frequently cited as one of the greatest and most influential directors of all time. His films, which are typically adaptations of novels or short stories, cover a wide range of genres, and are noted for their realism, dark humor, unique cinematography, extensive set designs, and evocative use of music... (wikipedia)

A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what's behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.
When a man cannot choose, he ceases to be a man.
The great nations have always acted like gangsters, and the small nations like prostitutes.
You're an idealist, and I pity you as I would the village idiot.
If it can be written, or thought, it can be filmed.