What if, in reality, Stanley Kubrick secretly shot the famous images of the moon landing in a studio, working for the US administration?
This is the premise of a totally plausible conspiracy theory that takes us to swinging sixties London, where a stubborn CIA agent will never find Kubrick but is forced ... What if, in reality, Stanley Kubrick secretly shot the famous images of the moon landing in a studio, working for the US administration?
“He said to me, 'You can’t be better than Margaret Leighton! “I was filming in Sydney and the book on my tablet was dreadful,” she recalls on set.
Erlynne (Helen Hunt - What Women Want), a lady who according to gossip is of ill repute, leaves New York for Italy and the Amalfi coast where she plans to spend time with the rich and in particular the recently married Robert Windermere (Mark Umbers) who along with his wife Meg (Scarlett Johansson - Lost in Translation) are holidaying there.
Soon the local socialites start to gossip when Robert spends time with Mrs.
“I tried very hard not to be influenced by it,” concedes the new adaptation’s scriptwriter Adrian Hodges, “as it’s pretty intimidating having [director Joseph] Losey and Pinter over your shoulder.” Lest we forget, The Go-Between is about the long hypnotic shadow cast by the past.
On a warm day in Berkshire, where the BBC drama is being filmed, Lesley Manville tells me she made the mistake of telling the ex-head of the National Theatre, Nicholas Hytner, that she was about to play Mrs Maudsley, the socially ambitious matriarch desperate to marry her daughter off to the rich but disfigured Lord Trimingham. Which I probably shouldn’t have done.” Meanwhile, was it chance or fate that Joanna Vanderham, who inherits from Christie the part of the luminous Marian, happened to have just read the novel?
But because it features Helen Hunt and is set against the backdrop of the Amalfi coastline I found myself watching.