Excerpt from: The New York Times - 4 July 1999

Title: What They Say About Stanley Kubrick

Marisa Berenson (actress; co-star of "Barry Lyndon")

We always had to be in full makeup and costume and hair and everything. He didn't like stand-ins for lighting at all. Sometimes we'd sit a whole day just to be lit. It was very demanding because he's a perfectionist, so he wanted people to be perfect.

He wasn't a big one for complimenting or saying anything. He used to write me letters sometimes when he had something important to say to me -- handwritten. He had a really dry, witty sense of humor. He was rather reserved. I always felt he was a very sensitive, shy person.