In any case, once you’re dealing on a nonverbal level, ambiguity is unavoidable. But it’s the ambiguity of all art, of a fine piece of music or a painting – you don’t need written instructions by the composer or painter accompanying such works to ‘explain’ them. “Explaining” them contributes nothing but a superficial ‘cultural’ value which has no value except for critics and teachers who have to earn a living.

Stanley Kubrick, photographer, director


 

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