As Stanley Kubrick had a fear of flying, he shot all the tropical Vietnam scenes of Full Metal Jacket in good old Blighty. Beckton Gas Works in London's Docklands had to stand in for the ravaged city of Hue, marshes on the side of the Thames became the rolling Vietnamese countryside, and hundreds of palm trees had to be flown in. Clever, eh?
Stanley Kubrick & Giant Penis* on the set of A Clockwork Orange dir. Stanley Kubrick) (via) “I haven’t come across any recent new ideas in films that strike me as being particularly important and that have to do with form.