Sorry Anthony Kiedis, but it appears space was not made in a Hollywood basement.
Vivian Kubrick,an American born English filmmaker, has spoken out about accusations that her father – Stanley Kubrick – assisted the US government in faking the film landings.
She wrote in a statement posted on Twitter: “Surely (!?) an artist, such as my father, whose profound degree of artistic integrity is self-evident, whose political/social consciousness is manifestly present in nearly every film he made. Whose highly controversial subject matter literally put his life at risk, and yet he continued to make the film’s he made… don’t you think he’d be the very last person EVER to assist the US government in such a terrible betrayal of its people?!?”
She added: “My father’s artistic works are his unimpeachable defense!”
She cites the fact that she actually knew her father as good reason for her beliefs.
“Finally,” she writes, “my love for my father notwithstanding, I actually knew him! I lived and worked with him, so forgive my harshness when I state categorically: the so called ‘truth’ these malicious cranks persist in forwarding – that my father conspired with the US government to ‘fake the moon landings’ – is manifestly A GROTESQUE LIE.”
The thought-provoking and well thought out statement reads as a tribute to her late father, who is known for films such as 2001: A Space Odyssey and Full Metal Jacket.
Vivian worked on films like Full Metal Jacket, and appeared as an actress in 2001: A Space Odyssey. On Twitter, Ms Kubrick has as late kept a close eye on Juno, a NASA spacecraft orbiting the planet Jupiter.
JUNO SPACECRAFT OFFICIALLY ORBITING JUPITER!!!!!!!!!!!
I suddenly feel so emotional… the universe is opening up to us… WONDEROUS???????
— Vivian Kubrick (@ViKu1111) July 5, 2016