Vivian Kubrick Addresses Old Legend About Her Father Faking The Moon Landing

Schmitt with Flag and Earth Above
Geologist-Astronaut Harrison Schmitt, Apollo 17 Lunar Module pilot. NASA Goddard

If you haven’t checked out Bleeding Cool, you should; it’s an excellent repository of what’s happening in pop culture. This post about Stanley Kubrick’s daughter and the urban legend of her father directing the Moon Landing video caught our eyes:

For some time, legendary director Stanley Kubrick has been connected to a conspiracy theory about faking the first American moon landings. In the odd documentary Room 237, one close watcher of The Shinning is convinced the director is apologizing for his involvement in the hoax with blink-and-you’ll-miss-them clues embedded in the film.

And it seems the fan in Room 237 is not alone in this belief, as the director’s daughter, Vivian Kubrick, took to Twitter to decry it earlier this morning.

On the surface, the notion that the moon landing was faked would seem ludicrous. But it is the premise behind the 1977 film Capricorn One. In that film three astronauts — played by James BrolinSam Waterston and O.J. Simpson — are pressed into helping the United States fake a Mars landing. When their spacecraft is destroyed on reentry, the three become a threat to the government. Meanwhile, a reporter played by Elliott Gould investigates the disappearance of a friend and becomes involved in uncovering the hoax…

[continues at Bleeding Cool]

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