kung fu grippe: "no one can make up a rock"

by Thomas Brady


The Rolling Stone Interview: Stanley Kubrick in 1987

And to make rubble, you’d have to go find some real rubble and copy it. It’s the only way. If you’re going to make a tree, for instance, you have to copy a real tree. No one can “make up” a tree, because every tree has an inherent logic in the way it branches. And I’ve discovered that no one can make up a rock. I found that out in Paths of Glory. We had to copy rocks, but every rock also has an inherent logic you’re not aware of until you see a fake rock. Every detail looks right, but something’s wrong.

Fascinating. So it’s not just me (that’s unable to make up trees or rocks).