Vivian Kubrick posts remarkable photos from the sets of her father's movies - 2014-03-12
What's going on with Vivian Kubrick?
In November, we reported that she'd showed up at an Alex Jones rally in Dallas and appeared to be a big fan of the conspiracy-obsessed radio host. Why was that surprising? It was if you knew the backstory: Vivian is the daughter of Stanley Kubrick, and the great filmmaker appeared to be grooming Vivian to follow in his footsteps before his death in 1999: At only 17, Vivian made a documentary, Making 'The Shining', then seven years later composed the score for her father's 1987 film, Full Metal Jacket. Then, sometime around 1995 we believe, Vivian became involved in Scientology. A year later, Kubrick began shooting his final film, Eyes Wide Shut.
"Stanley asked Vivian to compose the score, but at the last moment she said she wouldn't," Kubrick's widow Christiane told the Guardian in 2009. "They had a huge fight. He was very unhappy. He wrote her a 40-page letter trying to win her back. He begged her endlessly to come home from California. I'm glad he didn't live to see what happened."