All About Stan

Stanley Kubrick’s house looks as if the Inland Revenue took it over long ago.

Tony takes me into a large room painted blue and filled with books. “This used to be the cinema,” he says.

“Is it the library now?” I ask.

“Look closer at the books,” says Tony.

I do. “Bloody hell,” I say. “Every book in this room is about Napoleon!”

“Look in the drawers,” says Tony.

I do.

“It’s all about Napoleon, too!” I say. “Everything in here is about Napoleon!”

A very worthwhile article at the Guardian that is most certainly not all about Napoleon, but about the late, great Stanley Kubrick.

(via the Guardian: “Citizen Kubrick” by Jon Ronson [March 27, 2004])