Cryptokubrology has been defined as "digging through the works of Stanley Kubrick on the premise that its body is a muted mass of coded cabalistic ministrations comparable (in scope) to the works of William Shakespeare, but incomparable (in complexity) to anything in recorded history. In fact, Cryptokubrology has led to an entirely different view of so-called 'history' itself." Source.
Cryptokubrology: "A useful methodology for deconstructing cinema, history, and synchronicity." ~ says Alex Fulton, January 31, 2017.
The first big obituary we all started exchanging notes about was of Douglas Rain. He died at the age of 90, on November 11, 2018.
Rain, who was a founding member of the Stratford (Shakespearan) Festival of Canada in 1953 and was a stage actor until 1998, will be remembered for his association with Kubrick. Rain provided the voice of the HAL 9000 computer for the film 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and its sequel, 2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984).
Then the death of Stan Lee happened the next day. Stan Lee (born Stanley Martin Lieber, December 28, 1922), the iconic cofounder (with Jack Kirby) of the Marvel Universe, died at the age of 95, on November 12, 2018.
Within four days, word came that another "Kubrick alumni has passed in the 237th month since Kubrick's death — RIP Pablo Ferro (1/15/35 - 11/16/18)," shared Alex Fulton on social media. Ferro was 83.
Goldman's book Which Lie Did I Tell? mentions:
I once met Stanley Kubrick and we got to talking about what he hoped he would do next (alas). Napoleon, he said. I asked what part and this was his reply: "Everything. I want to do the whole sweep of a man's life."
Problem: movies don't do that well.
I would love to know how Kubrick would have attacked the problem.
Nicolas Jack Roeg (born August 15, 1928), died on November 23, 2018. He was an English director and cinematographer, best known for directing Performance (1970), Walkabout (1971), Don't Look Now (1973), The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976), Bad Timing (1980), and The Witches (1990).
Hadida, his brother & father are cofounders/coowners of Metropolitan FilmExport (American indie distributor).