I don't think that any genuine artist has ever been oriented by some didactic point of view, even if he thought he was.
Inthe decision to make a film about the degeneration of youth was a more timely one; the New Hollywood movement was witnessing a great number of films that were centered around the sexuality and rebelliousness of young people, which no doubt influenced Kubrick in Baxter's opinion.
The film, starring Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise who were married at the timewent on to earn both commercial and critical acclaim, including Golden Globe and Satellite award nominations. He wanted Alex explicitly evil thus, the jettisoning of the last chapter of the original novel, in which Alex is reformed; this chapter was not in the American edition that Terry Southern had given to Kubrick.
He rented a camera and produced a minute black-and-white documentary, Day of the Fight. He stated that he was given the confidence during this period to become a filmmaker because of the number of bad films he had seen, remarking, "I don't know a goddamn thing about movies, but I know I can make a better film than that".
It was not a good plan, besides which people would go up and steal coats.
The magazine eventually hired him as an apprentice photographer while he was still in high school. Many disputes broke out over the project, and in the end, Kubrick distanced himself from what would become One-Eyed Jacks Critics such as the reviewer from The New York Times believed that Kubrick's professionalism as a photographer shone through in the picture, and that he "artistically caught glimpses of the grotesque attitudes of death, the wolfishness of hungry men, as well as their bestiality, and in one scene, the wracking effect of lust on a pitifully juvenile soldier and the pinioned girl he is guarding".
For the cafeteria scene in the film, Kubrick chose a long, sideways-shooting dolly shot to establish the life of the seafarer's community; this shot is an early demonstration of a technique which would become a signature of his. Trumbo, who was blacklisted at the time, originally was going to use the alias Sam Jackson.
Warners officially announced the project as Kubrick's next film in April and it was scheduled for a December release.