August, 1980 American Cinematographer magazine interview with Steadicam inventor and operator Garrett Brown regarding his experience filming The Shining.
“When Stanley [Kubrick] said the crosshairs were to be on someone’s left nostril…no other nostril would do.” —Garrett Brown
‘It’s Futura Extra Bold,’ explains Tony [Frewin]. ‘It was Stanley’s favourite typeface. It’s sans serif. He liked Helvetica and Univers too. Clean and elegant.’
‘Is this the kind of thing you and Kubrick used to discuss?’ I ask.
‘God, yes,’ says Tony. ‘Sometimes late into the night. I was always trying to persuade him to turn away from them. But he was wedded to his sans serifs.’
Tony goes to his bookshelf and brings down a number of volumes full of examples of typefaces, the kind of volumes he and Kubrick used to study, and he shows them to me.
‘I did once get him to admit the beauty of Bembo,’ he adds, ‘a serif.’
Jon Ronson, ‘Citizen Kubrick’, in Out of the Ordinary: True Tales of Everyday Craziness (Picador, 2006)
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Jack Nance and David Lynch filming Eraserhead. Lynch said of Nance’s hair: “I wanted it short on the sides, tall on top.”
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