Stanley Kubrick new how to pull great performances out of his actors. A few special words can make all the difference between “good enough” and “great.” In today’s 7 Words or Less Challenge, we’re asking Imagination Connoisseurs what those words might have been …

Every director tries to motivate his actors by passing on little words of encouragement, advice, notes, etc. This is especially true when you need that actor to imagine a plane of existence never before witnessed before.

Stanley Kubrick’s inspired direction of 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY captured superior performances on film from actors Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood – and we’ve wasted hours imagining what he said to them to make the magic happen?

But who’s got that much time to waste? You can also learn a lot by knowing what NOT to say. So …

In Seven Words or Less …

Tell us what Stanley Kubrick didn’t say to his actors (the more horribly wrong the advice, the better) …

Some things are just better left un-said … but this isn’t the place for that kind of discretion.

Leave your comment in the comments section, below.

How to Play

Post your answer in the comments section below. It must be seven words or less in length in order to qualify as an entry in our weekly drawing for a $20 Amazon Gift Card. You can also post your comments on our Facebook page and in our YouTube Community. And here’s the best part: you can enter as many times as you’d like.

Have fun!