‘Filmworker’: How Leon Vitali Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Kubrick’s Dark Moods

“There’s a saying: When the shit hits the fan, it’s never evenly distributed.”

Leon Vitali is describing what a bad day on a Stanley Kubrick set was like. And he knows better than any man alive. Not long after he was cast as Lord Bullingdon in the 1975 period piece Barry Lyndon, the then-25-year-old actor was seriously worried he wouldn’t survive the shoot. He had been a devotee

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