5 August 1960 |
Los Angeles, California, United States
Vivian Vanessa Kubrick (born 5 August 1960) is an American-born English filmmaker and composer, known for her work with her father, filmmaker Stanley Kubrick. Kubrick was born in Los Angeles, California; her mother is Stanley Kubrick's third wife and widow, Christiane Kubrick.
In her late teens, Vivian directed a half-hour documentary for the BBC, The Making of "The Shining", which is included on all DVDs and many videotapes of her father's film The Shining. She shot many hours of footage for a similar documentary on the making of Full Metal Jacket but it remained unfinished. She did write the score to Full Metal Jacket using the pseudonym Abigail Mead. Abigail Mead was based on the name of the house where the Kubricks lived between 1965 to 1979, Abbott's Mead, located near to MGM's Borehamwood studio. Director Kubrick had initially envisioned a score that featured Japanese drum compositions, but after hearing an original piece his daughter had recorded, he asked her to score the entire film. Her father solicited work from her to write music for Eyes Wide Shut, but it was not completed. The film instead used music by Jocelyn Pook.
In October 2008, Vivian Kubrick appeared at a 40th anniversary screening of 2001: A Space Odyssey sponsored by the Jules Verne Society, where she appeared onstage with actor Keir Dullea, star of the film, Daniel Richter who played the chief ape in the film, and Malcolm McDowell who starred in her father's subsequent film, A Clockwork Orange. She accepted the Society's Legendaire Award on behalf of her father. In August 2010, her family announced that she had since 1999 been involved in the Church of Scientology and has been estranged from her family for the past 10 years. Her family was concerned that she did not attend the funeral of her sister, Anya Kubrick, in 2009, nor earlier meet with her when she was dying.
Like her father, Vivian is a devoted lover of animals who rescues stray animals.
- Actress (all uncredited)
- Making "The Shining" (1980)
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