Stanley Kubrick was born in New York, and was considered intelligent despite poor grades at school. Hoping that a change of scenery would produce better academic performance, Kubrick’s father Jack (a physician) sent him in 1940 to Pasadena, California, to stay with his uncle Martin Perveler. Returning to the Bronx in 1941 for his last year of grammar school, there seemed to be little change in his attitude or his results. Hoping to find something to interest his son, Jack introduced Stanley to chess, with the desired result. Kubrick took to the game passionately, and quickly became a skilled player. Chess would become an important device for Kubrick in later years, often as a tool for dealing with recalcitrant actors, but also as an artistic motif in his films.
Jack Kubrick’s decision to give his son a camera for his thirteenth birthday would be an even wiser move: Kubrick became an avid photographer, and would often make trips around New York taking photographs which he would… read more
again working on full metal jacket as a driver was always fun exciting you never knew what would happen, what a experience for me and i suspect the other drivers too, i have great memories of the summer of 86, stanley only gave myself instructions i think once as he peered over his glasses at me, btw considering his body of work he seemed a humble man and quiet on set too and even thou i was just a driver i did other things too and in my opinion he deserves all the praise etc for his films as someone has said theres 3 top directors of the 20th century d w griffith orson welles and stanley kubrick. full metal jacket driver s b.