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Stanley Kubrick’s daughter slams conspiracy theories saying her father faked the moon landing

Meadhbh McGrath

Published 06/07/2016 | 14:37

Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey
Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey
2001: A Space Odyssey
Perfectionist: Stanley Kubrick.

Filmmaker Stanley Kubrick’s estranged daughter has responded to theories that her father conspired with the US government to fake the moon landing.

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Some believe that NASA approached the acclaimed director to film scenes ‘on the moon’ while he was finishing post-production on 2001: A Space Odyssey, which featured scenes set in space.

Although no evidence exists to support the 20-year-old theory, Kubrick’s daughter Vivian has released a stern rebuttal of the rumours.

She took to Twitter to dismiss the theory as “a grotesque lie”, and argued that her father would be “the very last person ever to assist the US government in such a terrible betrayal of its people”.

2001: A Space Odyssey
2001: A Space Odyssey

“How can anyone believe that one of the greatest defenders of mankind would commit such an act of betrayal?” she wrote.

Vivian made cameo appearances in a number of her father's films, and wrote the music for Full Metal Jacket. She also directed a documentary on the making of The Shining.

While Kubrick was making Eyes Wide Shut (1999), his daughter joined the Church of Scientology and became estranged from her family.

“I actually knew him! I lived and worked with him, so forgive my harshness when I state categorically: the so-called ‘truth’ these malicious cranks persist in forwarding – that my father conspired with the US government to ‘fake the moon landings’ – is manifestly A GROTESQUE LIE.”

Perfectionist: Stanley Kubrick.
Perfectionist: Stanley Kubrick.

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