It's a rare person who would give up fame and fortune to toil in obscurity for someone else's creative vision. Yet, that's exactly what Leon Vitali did after his acclaimed performance as 'Lord Bullingdon' in Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon (1975). The young actor surrendered his thriving career to become Kubrick's loyal right-hand man. For more than two decades, Leon played a crucial role behind-the-scenes helping Kubrick make and maintain his legendary body of work. In Filmworker, Leon's candid, often funny, sometimes shocking experiences in the company of Kubrick are woven together with rich and varied elements including previously unseen photos, videos, letters, notebooks, and memos from Leon's private collection. Insightful, emotionally charged anecdotes from actors, family, crew members, and key film industry professionals who worked with Kubrick and Leon add an important layer of detail and impact to the story. Filmworker enters the world of Leon Vitali and Stanley Kubrick from a...Written by
An extraordinary deep dive into the world of film production with the great Stanley Kubrick. Leon Vitali speaks to the heart of all filmworkers who give so much to participate in the realization of the project at hand. Thank you, Leon, for sacrificing and sharing so much of your life with one of the most important filmmakers of all time in order to share it now with the rest of us. It's a great story that many of us old production warriors can identify with, though most likely not on your scale.
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