Actress Irene Kane has died in New York of pancreatic cancer at the age of 74.
Irene Kane was best known for her female lead in Stanley Kubrick’s 1955 film Killer’s Kiss.
The actress, who later co-authored celebrity autobiographies under her married name Chris Chase, played a dancer who falls for a boxer in Stanley Kubrick’s crime drama.
Irene Kane would later say it was “a silly movie” that had been made “with no money [and] no names”.
Irene Kane, who died on October 31, went on to appear on Broadway and on television before moving into journalism.
Irene Kane was best known for her female lead in Stanley Kubrick’s 1955 film Killer’s Kiss
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Irene Kane’s family declined to confirm her age at the time of her death. However, according to Wikipedia website, Irene Kane was born on January 12, 1939.
The former model was married in 1962 to television producer Michael Chase, the son of Pulitzer-winning playwright Mary.
Irene Kane went on to co-author the autobiographies of actress Rosalind Russell, comedian Alan King and one-time First Lady Betty Ford.
Stanley Kubrick, whose later films would include Dr. Strangelove, 2001: a Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange and The Shining, died in 1999.
Steven Spielberg is to direct a screenplay by Stanley Kubrick about Napoleon, which was scrapped by the late film maker in the 1970s.
Steven Spielberg told French TV network Canal+ he would make a TV miniseries – not a film – about Napoleon’s life.
He previously collaborated with Stanley Kubrick on 2001’s A.I. Artificial Intelligence.
The science fiction drama was conceived by Stanley Kubrick in the 1970s and later written and directed by Steven Spielberg.
Regarded as one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, Stanley Kubrick directed groundbreaking films including 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Shining, Dr. Strangelove and Eyes Wide Shut, his last film before his death in 1999.
Steven Spielberg is to direct a screenplay by Stanley Kubrick about Napoleon, which was scrapped by the late film maker in the 1970s
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Stanley Kubrick was “devoted” to the research involved in the biopic about Napoleon, spending years exploring the French emperor’s life in detail.
A Los Angeles County Museum of Art exhibit highlighting Stanley Kubrick’s work displayed a 1971 draft letter to studio executives, telling them: “It’s impossible to tell you what I’m going to do except to say that I expect to make the best movie ever made.”
It also highlighted an offer letter he wrote to Austrian actor Oskar Werner for the title role in the film and a “very polite hand-written inability letter” from Audrey Hepburn, in which she said she had decided not to work for a while, but asked if he would consider her “again sometime”.
The Hollywood Reporter said Steven Spielberg would develop Napoleon in conjunction with Kubrick’s family.
“The late filmmaker is famed for his obsessive perfectionism, so his estate should find comfort working in the able hands of Spielberg,” it said.
Tom Cruise’s visit to Hertfordshire curry house Veer Dhara has been turned into a film.
Last August, Tom Cruise ordered lobster and chicken tikka masala when he and eight companions visited the Veer Dhara in St Albans.
A friend settled the bill after the restaurant told Tom Cruise it did not accept American Express.
A video about Tom Cruise’s curry night has been entered into the inaugural St Albans Film Festival’s short-film competition.
Festival director Leoni Kibbey said: “Everyone in the film is wearing a Tom Cruise mask. It’s very funny.”
Leoni Kibbey said the festival – which runs from March 8 until March 10 – showcases the county’s historic links with the film industry.
Director Stanley Kubrick lived in the St Albans area, film pioneer Arthur Melbourne-Cooper was born in St Albans and the Pinewood and Elstree studios are nearby.
Tom Cruise was in Hertfordshire last August for the filming of All You Need Is Kill, which was shot at the county’s Leavesden Studios.
Tom Cruise’s visit to Hertfordshire curry house Veer Dhara has been turned into a film
Actress Nicole Kidman has opened up about her role in Stanley Kubrick’s final film, Eyes Wide Shut, in which she starred with her then-husband Tom Cruise.
In an article for The Hollywood Reporter, Nicole Kidman says she had to be “coaxed” into doing the kinky sex scenes with Tom Cruise.
Nicole Kidman – now a mother of two with husband Keith Urban – says she struggled with some of the sexual aspects of the movie – and revealed some of the more extreme footage was left on the cutting room floor.
The actress described how Stanley Kubrick had to “coax” her into some of the sexuality in the film in the beginning, but says she never felt it was “exploitive or unintelligent”.
Nicole Kidman wrote: “He [Stanley Kubrick] was very different with women than he was with men. He has daughters, so he was very paternal with me.”
She explained how the director tried to base the sexual thriller about a troubled married couple on her real-life relationship with Tom Cruise.
Nicole Kidman concedes he effectively failed in getting them to do so – saying while they realized that was his intention, the characters they played were “not really us”.
She also denied that the 1999 film contributed to the demise of her marriage to Tom Cruise. The couple divorced just two years after the movie was released.
Nicole Kidman explained how Stanley Kubrick tried to base Eyes Wide Shut about a troubled married couple on her real-life relationship with Tom Cruise
Nicole Kidman writes: “People thought that making the film was the beginning of the end of my marriage – but I don’t really think it was.
“Tom and I were close then, and it was very much the three of us.”
Explaining how Stanley Kubrick tried to base the characters, Alice and Bill Harford, on her marriage to Tom Cruise, she explained: “Onscreen, the husband and wife are at odds, and Stanley wanted to use our marriage as a supposed reality.
“That was Stanley: He used the movie as provocation, pretending it was our sex life. Which we weren’t oblivious to, but obviously it wasn’t us.
“We both decided to dedicate ourselves to a great filmmaker and artist.”
Nicole Kidman admits, though, that not even she really fully understands the film, even to this day.
She writes: “People have asked me if Stanley ever told us what Eyes Wide Shut was about – and the answer is no. He didn’t believe in interpretation.”
Stanley Kubrick died aged 70 in March 1999, just four days after screening his final version of the film.
The actress also revealed she almost called him the night before his death, recalling how she was concerned over how frail he was.
Nicole Kidman went on: “If I were more intuitive I would have realized that he was not well. One of the worst things… was, I was going to call him and I didn’t. Instead I got a phone call [the next day] saying Stanley was dead. It was one of my great regrets that I didn’t call him that night.”