The Guardian has a poignant and terribly sad story about the wife of Stanley Kubrick, and her life after his death.  It touches on a lot we talk about here: suffering, death, funerals, family secrets, parents and children.  Even things like the Nazareth Principle. 

And there are some lovely things you learn about them: like how much Stanley loved his wife and how he danced with her every night in private.  Here are some interesting quotes:

[In referring to her uncle who made horrifying propaganda films for the Nazis] “Nobody can imagine that you can know someone who was so guilty so intimately – and yet not know.”

Christiane says her uncle’s story reinforced for Stanley and her their great principle in life: always be suspicious of people who have, or crave, power. “All Stanley’s life he said, ‘Never, ever go near power. Don’t become friends with anyone who has real power. It’s dangerous.’

“I am very self-conscious and surrounded by his ghost…. I’m always having these conversations with him as I am not terribly secure.”

Above is a clip of their daughter Vivian, who figures so tragically at the end of the Guardian piece. The clip is from Kubrick’s masterpiece “2001.” It was filmed as a conversation between Kubrick and his daughter.