Kubrick took explicitly Jewish characters and superficially scrubbed them clean of any such ethnic or religious trace.
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“I think if you would say one thing about Stanley’s Jewishness, it was that it was entirely secular.”
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“I told Kubrick this was a very Jewish film, and I explained why I thought so. Judaism is a breakthrough in thinking.”
Kubrick even populated his movie with ersatz Jews — figures who, while not explicitly Jewish on screen, could be read as such.
Leonard Lewis, who has died at the age of 78, worked as a hairstylist for Stanley Kubrick’s films and the Beatles.
Stanley Kubrick, director of “Dr. Strangelove,” “2001: A Space Odyssey” and “Lolita” is the subject of a new exhibit in San Francisco, which explores his Jewish roots and his unmade film “Aryan Papers.”
The Viennese Jewish doctor Arthur Schnitzler, whose 150th birthday was on May 15, 2012 wrote dozens of plays, including “Professor Bernhardi,” about a Jewish doctor, and “Round Dance,” adapted by the German Jewish director Max Ophüls into the 1950 film classic “La Ronde.” Schnitzler’s “Dream Story” inspired the 1999 Stanley Kubrick film “Eyes Wide Shut” starring Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise.