What was Kubrick's reaction to the Steadicam?

The August 1980 issue of AMERICAN CINEMATOGRAPHER has two major 
articles on THE SHINING's production. One is a lengthy interview with 
Kubrick's cinematographer, John Alcott, and the other is an article by 
Steadicam inventor Garrett Brown. . . .

From Garrett Brown's article:

"In 1974 Stanley Kubrick receives a print of the 35mm demonstration film 
shot with the original prototype of what would later be called the 
"Steadicam." Kubrick's telexed response is reprinted below:"

VIA WUI + CINEDEVCO LSA HAWKFILMS ELST [This would be Elstree Studios, 
where Kubrick usually works.]

TO ED DI GIULIO 2# 11 74

DEAR ED,

DEMO REEL ON HAND HELD MYSTERY STABILIZER WAS SPECTACULAR AND YOU CAN 
COUNT ON ME AS A CUSTOMER. IT SHOULD REVOLUTIONIZE THE WAY FILMS ARE 
SHOT. IF YOU ARE REALLY CONCERNED ABOUT PROTECTING ITS DESIGN BEFORE YOU 
FULLY PATENT IT, I SUGGEST YOU DELETE THE TWO OCCASIONS ON THE REEL 
WHERE THE SHADOW ON THE GROUND GIVES THE SKILLED COUNTER-INTELLIGENCE 
PHOTO INTERPRETER A FAIRLY CLEAR REPRESENTATION OF A MAN HOLDING A POLE 
WITH ONE HAND, WITH SOMETHING OR OTHER AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POLE WHICH 
APPEARS TO BE SLOWLY MOVING. BUT MY LIPS ARE SEALED. I HAVE A QUESTION: 
IS THERE A MINIMUM HEIGHT AT WHICH IT CAN BE USED?

BEST REGARDS,
STANLEY KUBRICK

HAWKFILMS ELST CINEDEVCO LSA

                                                                 (J.D.)

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