HAS THERE ever been a more unlikely link between two men than the one between Stanley Kubrick and Alan Conway?
Kubrick, of course, was the legendary, almost mythic director of visionary, brilliant films like Paths of Glory, Dr. Strangelove, and 2001: A Space Odyssey, among others. His vivid, vibrant style was even more striking than his problematic sense of casting. (Ryan O’Neal as Barry Lyndon? Tom Cruise as a college graduate?) And his personal eccentricities only added to the legend. He was a near-recluse, never flew on airplanes, kept thousands of boxes of notes to himself, and on and on.