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Filmworker (2017)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography | 11 May 2018 (Canada)
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A documentary about how English actor Leon Vitali came to work as an assistant to American filmmaker Stanley Kubrick for over 30 years.

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Tony Zierra
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leon Vitali ... Himself
Ryan O'Neal ... Himself
Brian Capron ... Himself
Mike Alfreds Mike Alfreds ... Himself
Nick Redman ... Himself
Brian Jamieson Brian Jamieson ... Himself
Danny Lloyd ... Himself
Stanley Kubrick ... Himself (archive footage)
Matthew Modine ... Himself
R. Lee Ermey ... Himself
Tim Colceri ... Himself
Julian Senior Julian Senior ... Himself
Colin Mossman Colin Mossman ... Himself
Warren Lieberfarb Warren Lieberfarb ... Himself
Lisa Leone Lisa Leone ... Herself
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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 E. Yoffe

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The remarkable, untold story of Leon Vitali who gave up fame and fortune to serve for decades as Stanley Kubrick's right-hand man.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 2018 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,984, 13 May 2018

Gross USA:

$102,609

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$112,828
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Leon, A dedicated man.
2 June 2018 | by michaelcooke70See all my reviews

A fascinating insight into one of Kubrick's faithful assistants. Essentially this film is aimed at Kubrick fans and film fanatics, but it goes much deeper than that and has the power to absorb anyone who views it. Leon is a dedicated, devoted worker bee who strived tirelessly to help Stanley archive his vision. Stanley Kubrick is obviously a genius, an enigma, and Leon was emersed in this magical world, he worked his fingers to the bone for a man he obviously admired and this devotion comes across, even though the demands Kubrick put on him took it's toll. I would give my right arm, left arm, heart, lungs , body and soul to have worked for Stanley Kubrick, Leon Vitali was lucky enough to to have been the man who did!


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