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Frequently asked questions

What is stanleyandus?


Stanleyandus, aka "Stanley and us" is a documentary series that we started in 1997 just as Kubrick was filming what would become his last film: Eyes Wide Shut. The initial project included a standard 58/90 minute documentary. Today, for many fans (especially those who met him after his death) it's hard to imagine the atmosphere around Kubrick when he was alive, "Inaccessible" was the word that was used most, and when at the time we began to ask for information on a famous internet discussion group dedicated to Kubrick, some people just mocked us. The three mangiaspaghetti. Well aware of the difficulty of reaching Kubrick, we decided to make this impossibility the main theme, inspired by "Roger and me", Micael Moore's award-winning documentary. We shot a lot of material in this way, even during our first trip to England we managed to get close to his "castle". We were preparing a second trip to London when news of Kubrick's death broke. Since we had based our documentary on the impossibility of meeting him, it didn't have to be a big problem for us, but in fact everything changed. We were hoping to meet Kubrick? Yes, we were hiding it from ourselves but it was exactly what we hoped for, although everything convinced us otherwise, from Warner's silence to the experiences of those who had tried to make a documentary about Kubrick before us. We decided to go on, but with another reason, no longer the impossibility of meeting kubrick, but his memory, and even if this change did not appear to us entirely clear at that time, it was there that we passed from one type of project to another, that the word "us" took another meaning, no longer three " mangiaspaghetti " but forty witnesses who had worked, lived and loved Kubrick.




Aren't there a bunch of Kubrick docs already? How is it different?


In recent years, several documentaries about Kubrick have been released, all of them very beautiful. "A life in pictures", "Kubrick boxes" and the latest "Filmworker" are exceptional documentaries, but Kubrick's work is so dense that there is certainly room for another documentary. One of the major qualities of Stanleyandus is the time, more than 8 hours of interviews made to little and big Kubrick's collaborators, some of whom, unfortunately, disappeared and who left here their only video testimony.

In our documentary, thanks to our numerous interviews at different levels, a portrait of Kubrick comes out with a more correct perspective, far from the tyrannical ones of when he was alive but also from the (sometime) compliant ones of today.

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If it's already done, why do you need money? Why are you crowdfunding?


Le puntate, ed anche il documentario vennero realizzati in condizioni « low budget » sia per le riprese (dormire in quattro in una stanza ? Fatto) sia per i diritti di immagine e musiche che vennero liberati solo per il mercato italiano e per una versione italiana. Per la nuova edizione dobbiamo rivedere tutti i diritti per le foto e le musiche. Inoltre tutto il girato è in SD, dopo vent'anni le cassette cominciano a dare segni di stanchezza, tutto il materiale ha dovuto essere digitalizzato e deve passare attraverso una fase di ripulitura dell'immagine sia per il colore che per la nitidezza, inoltre A couple big reasons: This is how Frank would have done it: Outside the system. And, in a way that maintains a direct relationship with his fans. I crowdfunded my last doc, Deep Web, and loved the community it created.In this case, I’m even more excited about bringing those who loved FZ as much as we do on the wild ride with us from start to finish, and maybe helping more of you find each other. Traditional channels will take too long... and we don't have time to lose.If we finance this doc in the traditional way, lots of archival material we don't use, and that doesn't have immediate commercial value, could stay unpreserved and remain at risk. Plus, it will take us way longer — maybe even years longer — to even get started making the film.




So? What do you wanna do?


All'epoca della prima messa in onda il nostro distributore non poteva pagarci la somma di cui avevamo bisogno per la produzione del documentario, fu cosi che il responsabile di RaiSat ebbe un'idea geniale. Darci più soldi in cambio della quantità, fare un montaggio rough delle interviste seguendo un argomento e ricavarne 30 puntate da 15min. Il contratto venne concluso poco tempo prima della messa in onda e fummo costretti a rimanere chiusi in sala di montaggio per settimane (all'epoca montavamo in betacam). Dopo queste prime trenta puntate, facemmo delle altre interviste dalle quali ricavammo ulteriori 7 puntate. Per cui il montaggio originale corrisponde a 37 puntate da 15 minuti circa, che a volte presentano delle lungaggini, delle incorrettezze o anche delle ripetizioni negli argomenti, per questo motivo e anche per il fatto che in questi vent'anni sono uscite delle informazioni su Kubrick che ci permettono di chiarire dei punti piu complessi, che abbiamo deciso di fare delle puntate più lunghe, nelle quali i temi saranno trattati in modo più corretto.




Why after so many years?


Beh, dopo Stanley and us ogniuno di noi è partito su altri progetti, di vita e lavorativi. Inoltre se il documentario da 58/90 minuti ha fatto una sua carriera, distribuito in diversi paesi del mondo, le puntate sono sempre rimaste escluse dalla distribuzione, sia per motivi tecnici che di formato (15 minuti erano un formato troppo strano). Per cui abbiamo veramente cominciato a riflettere su un redux delle puntate solo quando internet e il video on demand sono diventate delle realtà.




Who are we?


Federico Mauro and Stefano: Italians, film lovers, Kubrick enthusiasts.




What's our story?


Today, for many fans (especially those who met him after his death) it's hard to imagine the atmosphere around Kubrick when he was alive, "Inaccessible" was the word that was used most, and when at the time we began to ask for information on a famous internet discussion group dedicated to Kubrick, some people just mocked us. The three mangiaspaghetti. Well aware of the difficulty of reaching Kubrick, we decided to make this impossibility the main theme, inspired by "Roger and me", Micael Moore's award-winning documentary. We shot a lot of material in this way, even during our first trip to England we managed to get close to his "castle". We were preparing a second trip to London when news of Kubrick's death broke. Since we had based our documentary on the impossibility of meeting him, it didn't have to be a big problem for us, but in fact everything changed. We were hoping to meet Kubrick? Yes, we were hiding it from ourselves but it was exactly what we hoped for, although everything convinced us otherwise, from Warner's silence to the experiences of those who had tried to make a documentary about Kubrick before us. We decided to go on, but with another reason, no longer the impossibility of meeting kubrick, but his memory, and even if this change did not appear to us entirely clear at that time, it was there that we passed from one type of project to another, that the word "us" took another meaning, no longer three " mangiaspaghetti " but forty witnesses who had worked, lived and loved Kubrick.