Stanley Kubrick, director of one of the year’s most anticipated films, “Eyes Wide Shut,” left America in 1968 to live and make films in Britain because he hated Los Angeles, writes Michael Herr in the new Vanity Fair. Herr recalls his nearly 20-year friendship with the reclusive director, who died last March in Britain. The story is just part of the current Kubrick bandwagon. The New York Times Magazine devoted its Sunday cover story to the late screen genius. In it, James Earl Jones recalled his small part in 1964’s “Dr. Strangelove” and the time he didn’t know his lines. This left Kubrick very angry. “It was quiet pissed,” Jones said, “but he was pissed.”