Stanley Kubrick’s Boxes
What the hell is this and why am I just now hearing about it? Jesus Christ.
Apparently tons of boxes were discovered at Stanley Kubrick’s house in England when he died. They contain scripts, research, correspondence, costumes, props, models, production schedules, photography, books, film, and equipment. He was obsessed with documenting everything in search of the next story.
Director Ron Johnson was invited to Stanley’s estate by his widow two years after he died. She showed him all the boxes, let him open them, explore the contents, and make a film about them. ‘Stanley Kubrick’s Boxes’ was released in 2008 for British television. Stanley’s wife died in 2009.
Apparently, the film was made available for viewing online at some point, but has since been expunged from the internet. At this point, the film only exists as an extra on the Blu-Ray of ‘Full Metal Jacket’. I don’t have a Blu-Ray. Anyone out there have a digital copy? I’ll do anything to see it—except buy a Blu-Ray player, of course.
To make the whole search more complicated, the official trailer on Youtube is not available for embed, but you can watch it here.
Also, here is a clip from when it showed on Australian TV: