Documentary producer Elizabeth Yoffe discusses Danny Lloyd and his acting coach Leon Vitali, the subject of Filmworker. Bonus: Joe Dator!
Article announcing Danny Lloyd’s casting in Kubrick’s film.
Danny Lloyd with Kubrick
One of Polanski’s innovations in Rosemary’s Baby was the odd cropping of framed subjects, or their being turned away from the camera. This added to a feeling of disorientation and paranoia for the audience. Kubrick may have borrowed this idea in his shot of Danny in the bathroom, with his face cut out of the scene.
Leon Vitali starred as Lord Bullingdon in Barry Lyndon (enters this scene at 1:20, in green). He was also Red Cloak in Eyes Wide Shut.
Tasha Robinson and Bob J. Koester ponder the characters’ motivations and eyebrows in this unusual interview scene.
Jack Nicholson with crazy hair at the beginning of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
Jack Nicholson as The Joker trying to pass for normal.
Trivia that just occurred to me, post-taping: Pat Hingle, who starred as Bill Watson in the 1997 miniseries version of The Shining, played Commissioner Gordon in the Tim Burton’s Batman, which also starred Jack Nicholson as the Joker.
Grady Twins interview!
Kubrick’s take on ghosts.
Shelley Duvall talks about the unflattering lenses Kubrick used.
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Danny’s phaser, which apparently will be of no use to him.
Kubrick’s constant use of cartoon characters and fairy tale references was likely influenced by his reading the 1976 book The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales by Bruno Bettelheim, which he studied with his co-writer Diane Johnson. Bettelheim turned out to be a fraud and child abuser. Ultimately, a fascinating story of sociopathic power that ruined countless lives.