by Scott Creighton
This is Stanley Kubrick.
The actor in the videos are certainly not Stanley Kubrick.
Someone left me a link to this newly released gimmick mockumentary by failed director T. Patrick Murray which purports to be an interview with Stanley Kubrick right before he died where the great director supposedly explains, yes, he did indeed fake the moon landings for the first three Apollo missions.
The “film” is a series of Youtube videos on a free, hacked together Wix website, Shooting Kubrick. On that website, this appears:
Right below that, this appears:
That means the unknown filmmaker secured the interview with the reclusive Kubrick 2 months after he died.
That might explain why he used an actor playing the role of Stanley Kubrick.
T. Patrick Murray has a Youtube channel with all of 453 subscribers. He posted an idea, a pitch, for a film back in 2012 about the mortgage crisis during which he claims he beat the biggest bank in the world and will produce a documentary showing people how to do it. I don’t know if he ever made the opportunistic film. The “pitch” consists of him in some park walking around and around in circles saying he used to pay $5,000 a month for his “million dollar home” but now he pays nothing.
Another video on his Youtube page is called “Conspiracy Comedy”.
This fake interview, for so many reasons, seems more like a desperate cry for help from T. Patrick Murray than anything else. I’m sure he’s just trying to make fun of conspiracy theorists again.
“Conspiracy Comedy” is a 28 minute long effort by Mr. Murray indulging himself in the fantasy that he is an actor and he seems to be playing the role of the drugged-out, whacked out, tin-foil hat wearing “conspiracy theorist” from Above Top Secret and Godlike Productions, both of which he mentions. That video is below.
The Kubrick Youtube videos are another effort of his to entertain the fantasy that he is an actor because his interaction with the guy playing Kubrick is probably more time consuming during the video than Kubric’s story. Stanley would be a supporting actor in this as Murray is constantly interrupting him and interjecting his own commentary on what “Stanley” is saying. He talks over him, refers to 2001 as “the space movie” and generally tells one of the greatest directors of all time to shut up and talk about what HE wants him to talk about.
That is, when he’s not going on and on about why Stanley chose him to film this “historic” interview.
They don’t even get the conspiracy theory itself right.
NASA was supposed to have contacted Kubrick in ’68 when he was in post production for 2001. He had hired a couple NASA guys to help with the film, Frederick Ordway and Harry Lange, and supposedly they reported back on the groundbreaking work Kubrick was doing.
According to this Kubrick mockumentary, Kubrick was approached by NASA to fake the moon landings back in 1964 right after he finished Dr. Strangelove.
There are a couple of things over the history of Kubrick’s career that seem to suggest he was hinting at having filmed the fake moon landings. One of which was pretty obvious:
Plus, in the Steven King book “The Shining”, the room no one is ever supposed to go into is room 217 but Stanley changed that to room 237. Back then, 237,000 miles was thought to be the average distance from the earth to the moon (now known to be more like 238,000 miles). That was supposed to represent the dark secret he couldn’t tell anyone, not even his wife (Jack is also supposed to represent Kubrick as the dark secret eventually drives him crazy)
In the unedited version of the fake Kubrick interview (below) Murray tells “Kubrick” how to tell the story of being asked by Nixon (?) to make the moon landing film. He says “Gus just died and we need to do something… just give it details, OK?” and the guy playing Kubrick nods and says “OK” and begins the scene.
Murray goes on and on giving the actor playing Kubrick a reading, acting out the dialog of the Nixon meeting, even doing Nixon’s voice. But he’s telling the actor the story, not listening to Kubrick.
At the 11:15 mark in the video below, during that reading he’s giving the actor, it sounds like he calls him “Mr. Shoff”
He says “Mr. Shoff (?) … the first person I saw was Pat and she was high… or was it Betty Ford?”
At the 14:10 mark in the video, Murray and “Mr. Shoff” are struggling back and forth. Murray won’t let his actor find his own rhythm and keeps berating him to the point where they start yelling at each other. Murray forcefully says “Tom, I’m just giving you direction”
So we can assume the actor’s name is Tom Shoff?
Either way you look at it, if you only see one of the many short videos of the Kubrick character talking about the faked moon landings like the one I posted above, you might by persuaded to believe the bullshit of this interview.
However, if you watch the longer version below, you see what it is: a mockumentary.
Another dead giveaway is the fact that high definition video cameras like the one he shot the footage on, did not exist in 1999. May or March.
The full video is below along with Murray’s “Conspiracy Comedy”.
This is just an example of a failed director trying his best to concoct something that makes him seem relevant to someone while trying to get himself a job somewhere.
But his editing is for shit, his directing skills are sorely lacking and his acting is horrible. Aside from that, he didn’t do his research.
I guess there is a reason that Stanley Kubrick was Stanley Kubrick and T. Patrick Murray is T. Patrick Murray.
You can’t fake talent, can you Pat?
Conspiracy Comedy by T. Patrick Murray
full unedited version of the mockumentary interview with “Stanley Kubrick”
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