WEIDNER SAID IT BEST: " THIS LOOKS LIKE THREE MEN WHO HATE HAVING TO LIE."
Kubrick had in front of him the offer of a lifetime. Turn it down? If so, Nichols, Penn, Brooks, Zinneman, Altman, Freidkin or Bogdanovich would most certainly be presented with the same offer ( Coppola, Scorcese did not establsh themselves as being capable in the 1960's). Stanley knew those other guys could not get it done. The filming would coincide with his shooting of 2001 - and all finances would be covered, all technology available, and all control would be his.
Back to Houston. I am going to make this brief due to its risky nature.
Seriously, do these guys look like they just landed on the moon- and are so thrilled and excited to :
A: Be alive to talk about it- it's never been done before- massive risk.
B: Share the details of their monumental trip?
Not one smile. These 3 look like they have been assigned the task of informing the public of the Kennedy job, or something similar. Have a look. In closing, note the Q+A session, when asked about the stars.
Rather than continue his amazing life by pursuing office, or even the Presidency, Neil Armstrong went home. He remained their - for life. In his one of only 2 public comments, at the White House in 1994 for the 25th anniversary, Armstrong closes with: "...you are the future,,,and will need to peel back TRUTH's protective layering."
We should have a city built up there by now, if we landed in 1969. Something is up. What do we do about? Nothing. Now- THAT IS SHOCKING.