Stanley Kubrick on the meaning of the ending of 2001 in a rare 1980 interview

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From a rare unearthed Stanley Kubrick interview with Jun’ichi Yaoi.

The complete footage can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVlXb…
Many thanks to uploader Image Circulation https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHRd…

Lee Unkrich: “I spoke with Julian Senior, the WB publicist who tours the Japanese crew around, when I first saw this footage two years ago. He told me that Stanley was actually at the studio that day, but didn’t want to meet with the crew and be interviewed on camera. So, in the bit where Julian is getting Stanley on the phone for them, he’s actually just in another office! It’s funny watching Julian pretend to be calling Stanley elsewhere once you know this tidbit.”

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