Born In Flames
Oh, we’ve also got the original camera neg of Stanley Kubrick’s first film, the legendarily impossible to see Fear and Desire from 1953.
Seeing it as an inept student film, Kubrick hated it so much he sought out all existing prints and personally destroyed most of them. Only 2 survived. He then turned his focus to preventing those prints from being screened, often recruiting Martin Scorsese and other filmmaker friends to plead with archives to keep the film in the vaults, and halting several high-profile screenings at film festivals in Europe. Luckily that’s a crusade Kubrick’s estate doesn’t seem willing to carry on, so hopefully we’ll be able to loan the film more and more. I’ve never seen it myself, but I’ve heard it’s beautiful, an early notice of an emerging genius, only inept in its insanely perfectionist creator’s mind…

Oh, we’ve also got the original camera neg of Stanley Kubrick’s first film, the legendarily impossible to see Fear and Desire from 1953.

Seeing it as an inept student film, Kubrick hated it so much he sought out all existing prints and personally destroyed most of them. Only 2 survived. He then turned his focus to preventing those prints from being screened, often recruiting Martin Scorsese and other filmmaker friends to plead with archives to keep the film in the vaults, and halting several high-profile screenings at film festivals in Europe. Luckily that’s a crusade Kubrick’s estate doesn’t seem willing to carry on, so hopefully we’ll be able to loan the film more and more. I’ve never seen it myself, but I’ve heard it’s beautiful, an early notice of an emerging genius, only inept in its insanely perfectionist creator’s mind…

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