Interview With Kubrick Assistant Leon Vitali

Terrific interview by Jamie Stuart with Leon Vitali, who acted for and worked with Stanley Kubrick for over 20 years.

He never used storyboards. Never used storyboards. That’s a wonderful feeling of freedom you have as an actor, and I’ve said several times that Stanley was the closest to a theater director that I ever worked with. […] Because the way he found his first shot, he used to walk around the set with an Arriflex tube and just change lenses, look around, down, up, move away, move around. Once he found his first shot, he knew he could build the scene from that point.

Thursday, 31 May 2007