The legendary director had asked the publicist for his famous film to write a song to help promote it. The song was retweeted, but a great friendship was born.
In 1968, Stanley Kubrick asked a young campaigner, Mike Kaplan, to write a song to help promote his new film. 2001, a space odyssey. Title song 2001: A Garden of Personal Mirrors, And interpreted by Naomi Gardner, is reprimanded, before eventually falling into oblivion. Last October, 52 years after the incident, it was rediscovered and then posted to YouTube.
“I know this song doesn’t sound like anything, and I’m not sure how I’m going to make it,” Mike Kaplan told the Observer this week. “I could never do it again. But it was great to hear it again.”
The track first aired on radio a few weeks ago on Scala Radio in the UK.
According to Mike Kaplan, Stanley Kubrick wanted a hit with the release of his film. Listening to what the advertiser imagined, the director could not find his account. He appreciates the song, but does not see the expected hit.
Above all, he does not know how to integrate it into his ambitious story, which explores the mysteries of the universe over 2 hours and 20 minutes. He would choose instead Thus Zarathustra spoke By Richard Strauss. And will reappoint Mike Kaplan as a publicist for his next film. Clockwork Orange.
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