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Filmworker (2017)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 3 October 2017 (USA)
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A documentary about how English actor Leon Vitali came to work as an assistant to American filmmaker Stanley Kubrick for over 30 years.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leon Vitali ... Himself
Ryan O'Neal ... Himself
Brian Capron ... Himself
Mike Alfreds Mike Alfreds ... Himself
Nick Redman ... Himself
Brian Jamieson Brian Jamieson ... Himself
Danny Lloyd ... Himself
Stanley Kubrick ... Himself (archive footage)
Matthew Modine ... Himself
R. Lee Ermey ... Himself
Tim Colceri ... Himself
Julian Senior Julian Senior ... Himself
Colin Mossman Colin Mossman ... Himself
Warren Lieberfarb Warren Lieberfarb ... Himself
Lisa Leone Lisa Leone ... Herself
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It's a rare person who would give up fame and fortune to toil in obscurity for someone else's creative vision. Yet, that's exactly what Leon Vitali did after his acclaimed performance as 'Lord Bullingdon' in Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon (1975). The young actor surrendered his thriving career to become Kubrick's loyal right-hand man. For more than two decades, Leon played a crucial role behind-the-scenes helping Kubrick make and maintain his legendary body of work. In Filmworker, Leon's candid, often funny, sometimes shocking experiences in the company of Kubrick are woven together with rich and varied elements including previously unseen photos, videos, letters, notebooks, and memos from Leon's private collection. Insightful, emotionally charged anecdotes from actors, family, crew members, and key film industry professionals who worked with Kubrick and Leon add an important layer of detail and impact to the story. Filmworker enters the world of Leon Vitali and Stanley Kubrick from a... Written by E. Yoffe

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The remarkable, untold story of Leon Vitali who gave up fame and fortune to serve for decades as Stanley Kubrick's right-hand man.

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

3 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$7,984, 13 May 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$102,609, 17 January 2019
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Color

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1.78 : 1
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A Must See!!
3 June 2018 | by gator1110See all my reviews

If you're a film fan or a Stanley Kubrick fan this movie is a must see. Leon Vitali truly gave and is still giving his life to the work of Kubrick's legendary films. Leon does not begin to get the recognition he deserves. He was truly Kubrick's right hand man. There is so much that goes into completing a film project and Leon became the jack of all trades strictly for the art of Kubrick's films. It has taken a physical, mental, and personal toll on his life, but the man is not bitter. In the current day of digital aid Leon Vitali perfected the films without this help. This film displays literally thousands of documents and notes that Leon wrote while filming. He is truly a one man film crew. Other crew members and actors bring the story to life on how this man gave everything he had and more. Fantastic and inspiring documentary.


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