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Stanley Kubrick loved White Men Can't Jump

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Stanley Kubrick laughing hysterically at Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes playing basketball. Just picture that in your head for a second.

Because it's happened. Possibly more than once.

The famously reclusive director might have been known for his more serious side but Criterion has revealed a surprising selection of films that he held a soft spot for and the 1992 comedy was up there.

Also included in the long list, gathered from interviews with his family, friends and colleagues are some more classic titles, such as If..., Rosemary's Baby and Citizen Kane. Alongside, however, are some other more unconventional choices, like The Jerk, An American Werewolf In London and a little-seen, but painfully brilliant, Albert Brooks comedy Modern Romance.

The Jerk in particular, was such a favourite that he wanted to cast Steve Martin in a comic version of sexual novella Traumnovelle. It ended up being the inspiration for a far more serious adaptation. Otherwise known as Eyes Wide Shut.

Consider us rewatching White Men Can't Jump this weekend.

(Image: All Star)

[via Vanity Fair]

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