Connections to Kubrick
Dear Editor:In the early 1960s, I wrote a profile of Stanley Kubrick for The New Yorker. This involved going to London every month or so to witness the filming of “2001.” There was a kid running around the sets fetching things and soaking up the art of the master. His name was Anthony Frewin. I had forgotten all about him until a couple of years ago when he contacted me for permission to use some of my stuff in a Kubrick book he was editing. Later he put together a CD of my interviews with Kubrick, which are part of a Kubrick album. Now the scene shifts to the Comedy Festival. I saw that they were showing a film called “Color Me Kubrick,” which I thought was probably a documentary. Boy was I wrong.”Color Me Kubrick” is a brilliant and haunting film about a con-man named Alan Conway who went around London claiming he was Kubrick and, remarkably, got away with this for a long time although be bore no physical resemblance to Kubrick. In the film he is played by John Malkovich in a virtuoso performance that reminded me of Olivier in “The Entertainer.” I was so taken by the film that I stayed through the credits at the end. It was written by, guess who, Anthony Frewin.Jeremy BernsteinAspen
Aspen City Council approved a contract with Daniel Joseph (DJ) Watkins during Tuesday’s regular meeting to move forward with his intentions to operate his proposed “Aspen Collective,” which is currently occupied by Mia Valley’s Valley Fine Art.