25 On-The-Set Facts From Stanley Kubrick Films Most People Don't Know About.

25 On-The-Set Facts From Stanley Kubrick Films Most People Don't Know About.

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16/25. There were so many changes to the script of The Shining during shooting that Jack Nicholson claimed he stopped reading it. He would read only the new pages that were given to him each day.


17/25. Having calculated that it would take one person 13 years to hand draw and paint all the mattes needed to insert the assorted spacecraft into the starry backgrounds for 2001: A Space Odyssey, Kubrick hired 12 other people who then did the job in one year.

18/25. To make Gunnery Sgt. Hartmann's performance and the recruits' reactions in Full Metal Jacket as convincing as possible, Matthew Modine, Vincent D'Onofrio, and the other actors playing recruits never met R. Lee Ermey prior to filming. Stanley Kubrick also saw to it that Ermey didn't fraternize with the actors between takes.

19/25. Due to Stanley Kubrick's fear of travel virtually the entirety of Eyes Wide Shut was shot in and near London (despite the movie's New York setting). Elaborate street sets built at Pinewood Studios were used for all the scenes showing Tom Cruise walking around the city.

20/25. On the set of Barry Lyndon, Stanley Kubrick used to play the soundtrack's classical music during takes to get the actors in a better mood. He was reportedly influenced by Sergio Leone's method in Once Upon a Time in the West.

21/25. The scene where Gen. Turgidson trips and falls in the War Room, and then gets back up and resumes talking as if nothing happened, really was an accident. Stanley Kubrick mistakenly thought that it was George C. Scott really in character, so he left it in the film.


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