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From 2001 To Gravity, Via Chris Hadfield And Space Oddity

Remember that cool video astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield posted of him performing Bowie’s Space Oddity in the International Space Station? After the time limit on his permission from Bowie’s people to post it expired, he took it down from his You Tube page. He has now made it a private video. However! You can still […]

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The Art Of The Score: The Mind, Music And Moving Images

The New York Philharmonic Orchestra’s “The Art Of The Score” week, running September 17–21, 2013, featured two concert programs of film music—Hitchcock! and 2001: A Space Odyssey. In conjunction with this, the World Science Festival ran a presentation,  The Art Of The Score: The Mind, Music And Moving Images. From the World Science Festival site: Alec Baldwin […]

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Stanley Kubrick’s Boxes

Below is Jon Ronson’s 2008 documentary, in which the journalist and documentarian (The Men Who Star At Goats, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed) is invited to the late director Stanley Kubrick’s estate by his widow Christiane to examine the treasure trove of research material and more curious memos and instructions that he methodically logged in […]

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Review: Interstellar

It’s funny how some Nolan naysayers bemoan an apparent lack of surprise in his films, that he signposts events and twists, then throw their hands up at the apparently baffling and ludicrous climax in his latest, most expansive film yet, Interstellar. Well, were you paying attention?  He was dropping breadcrumbs (or corncobs) right from the […]

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Scene is Believing – 2001: A Space Odyssey

  Going For A Spin: The Centrifuge Set, Borehamwood In 1964, Stanley Kubrick was MGM’s golden boy. He had just delivered them a critical and commercial hit with Dr Strangelove: or, How I learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb.  The studio was willing to back whatever he next had in mind. What he proposed […]

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