This video has been doing the rounds for the past couple of days. Did a filmmaker get a confession out Stanley Kubrick in the days before his death in 1999 that he had helped to fake the 1960s moon landings?
Well, of course not. Not because it couldn’t be true – of all the ‘classic’ conspiracy theories, a faked moon landing has probably the most believable explanation, as the US had come second to the USSR at every step of the space race – but because it clearly isn’t Stanley Kubrick. And it’s digital footage which would have been enormously expensive to produce with rather bulky equipment in 1999, rather than the “hidden cam” we see here.
But it’s well done, nevertheless. Here’s the first part, and you can see the rest – including a “leaked” cut of the filmmaker’s documentary – at the link, above.
There is a real irony that one of the greatest filmmakers ever could be “exposed” in such a low-quality video. Even more interesting to me is that this narrative has gone mainstream over the last two or three years. What is it about adding Kubrick to the moon landing story that makes it more believable – or perhaps more accurately, makes us want to tell it again?