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Stanley Kubrick, A Biography

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I'm a huge fan of Stanley Kubrick's work. I remembered this conversational anecdote from the set of Spartacus from Tony Curtis. I wanted to make it believable and see how it worked as a clip from an audio book.

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Young Adult (18-35)


North American, US General American (GenAm), US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn)


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the assistant director. Marshall Green was assigned to Spartacus by Universal Studios to watch over the young director and to keep him on schedule. The all night shoot was wearing the A. D. Down. At one point in the wee hours, kubrick again called cut because of the background action. He called for Marshall Green and said marshall the guy up there in the 20th cross on the left is supposed to struggle but he didn't move at all. I want you to go up there and tell him that on the cherries and the handkerchief signal from you, he's got to move. I can't use the megaphone to tell him during the shot because it'll screw up the dialogue. Green gave Kubrick a dirty look, turned around and walked up to the highest point on the hill. It took him three minutes to get to the cross right near the end, there were about 35 crosses on either side, and this one was one of the farthest ones. Marshall turned around and walked slowly back down the hill, just looking at his feet and took another three minutes he walked straight up to kubrick and says, it's a ******* dummy kubrick displayed no surprise or regret and gave a calm reply like, oh then put on wires and wiggle it