Kubrick & the Indifference of the Universe

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“The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile but that it is indifferent; but if we can come to terms with this indifference and accept the challenges of life within the boundaries of death — however mutable man may be able to make them — our existence as a species can have genuine meaning and fulfilment. However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.”

Stanley Kubrick (26 July 1928 –1999) – American film director, screenwriter, and producer, interviewed by Eric Nordern (September 1968)


«L’aspetto più terrificante dell’universo non è il fatto che sia ostile ma che sia indifferente; però, se riusciamo a scendere a patti con questa indifferenza e ad accettare le sfide della vita nei limiti imposti dalla morte – per quanto l’uomo incostante possa essere capace di farlo – la nostra esistenza come specie può avere un senso. Per quanto vaste siano le tenebre, sta a noi procurarci la nostra luce»

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