It is sort of known and not too surprising (at least to me) that Stanley Kubrick loved Whit Stillman’s film Barcelona.
This is talked about in The Last Days of Disco commentary and Kubrick even asked Stillman to take a meeting with him. Thomas Gibson (Dickie Taylor) even got the gig in Eyes Wide Shut without an audition, just because Kubrick had liked him in Barcelona. Nicole Kidman had also told Stillman that Kubrick talked about the film all the time and that he said he liked the technique of dialogue advancing the story.
Hopefully we’ll be seeing a Criterion release of Barcelona soon. Don’t forget to tweet or email Criterion about how you would like to see it released by them.