Emilio and Stanley's story begins with a handshake over two golden retrievers who happily jumped around.
Walking around the set
See the construction of the massive sets of Kubrick's films through the candid eyes of Emilio.
Emilio and the actors
One of Emilio's tasks is to drive the actors to work and stay on set during filming.
Emilio and Stanley
An unimaginable and yet stable balance between two very different people who were in fact similar.
THE STORY OF KUBRICK'S DRIVER WHO BECAME STANLEY'S FRIEND.
A compelling memoir that unveils a cinematic legend. A collection of heartfelt private memories, spanning from A Clockwork Orange to Eyes Wide Shut, and offering a completely different perspective on an extraordinary modern artist. Featuring more than 50 never-before-seen photographs.
In the frenetic, frantic, fraught life of one of the world's most complex and creative individuals, Emilio brought a sea of calm and order. I truly do think he took much of the weight off Kubrick's mind in many areas. He was indispensable to us all.
Julian Senior, Warner Bros.
Emilio was my guide, philosopher, and friend during most of 1990. Nine months of fun and madness! Would I have survived with my sanity intact, were it not for Emilio?
Ian Watson, writer and co-scenarist of A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Emilio is the perfect companion for a trip into the unknown – kind, reassuring, aware of what is real and important and what is not.
Candia McWilliam, writer and co-scenarist of Eyes Wide Shut
From the press
A weird, revealing delight ... an irresistible picture of friendship, loyalty and artistic temperament ... I enjoyed every word. – The New York Times
As good an insider's view of middle- to late-period Kubrick as there is. – Kirkus Reviews
Utterly charming ... [A] sweet and sentimental record of service to a creative genius... – Publishers Weekly
Through detailed anecdotes and tender accounts of life both on location and off, D'Alessandro sheds light behind the scenes of Kubrick's famously controlled sets and offers a unique portrait of the man himself. – Vice
Exquisite! Not to be missed! – Il Sole 24h
Possibly the most important book ever written about Kubrick. – L'Unità
Stanley Kubrick and Me
Hardcover edition: 6"x 9", 384 pages, 56 b/w photographs, 40 color photographs.
Digital editions available for any device.
A former Formula Ford driver who was a minicab chauffeur in London during the Swinging Sixties, Emilio took a job driving a giant phallus through the city that became his introduction to the director. Honest, reliable, and ready to take on any task, Emilio found his way into Kubrick's neurotic, obsessive heart.