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100 Behind The Scenes shots from 2001 A Space Odyssey

In case you hadn’t noticed, I’m a big fan of Stanley Kubrick, and consider his film 2001 A Space Odyssey, one of the greatest films ever made. Yesterday marked the anniversary of the film’s 1968 premiere. To celebrate, our good friend Larry Wright, aka @refocused media, posted a tonne of behind the scenes shots on […]

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Paths Of Glory: Kubrick’s “Monument To Barbarism”

Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel At 84 minutes, Paths Of Glory (1957) is Stanley Kubrick’s most taut, focused and economic narrative. Yet it says more about the pity and cruel absurdity of war than a dozen dusty academic tomes on WWI could ever achieve. But it is no sledgehammer diatribe – “For all its horror, […]

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Vintage article By Douglas Trumbull on creating Special Effects for 2001 A Space Odyssey

Below is a vintage article from American Cinematographer by Douglas Trumbull on creating the visual effects for 2001 A Space odyssey.   Do it right – then do it better – then do it all over again. “2001: A Space Odyssey” was an extremely complex and difficult film to make, and naturally there are many interesting […]

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Alex North’s Unused Music Score For 2001 A Space Odyssey

Cinematic history would perhaps have been very different had Stanley Kubrick gone ahead with his original composer Alex North’s score for 2001 A Space Odyssey. Would iconic scenes from his film, such as the shuttle delicately dancing around the spinning wheeled space station to sounds of The Blue Danube, be as memorable when scored to Space Station […]

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Barry Lyndon: Death By A Thousand Cuts

Barry Lyndon is the story of a man, no more, no less. A Rake’s Progress of a kind, yet progress, our hero does not. A tale of a naif, vain, selfish, constantly arriving, on the cusp of obtaining what he believes he holds most dear in the world: status. He subsumes his somewhat transparent persona to fit what […]

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2001: A Space Infographic

Originally posted 2013-06-18 16:50:26. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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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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An Interview With Stanley Kubrick (1969) From “The Film Director As Superstar”

Below is a brilliantly far ranging and lengthy interview with Stanley Kubrick, carried out after the completion of 2001: A Space odyssey, and while he was still researching his planned biopic of Napoleon Bonaparte. Many thanks to @LaFamiliaFilm and his site, Cinephilia And Beyond  for originally sourcing this piece. Excerpted from “The Film Director as Superstar” (Doubleday and […]

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Stanley Kubrick: A Life In Pictures

“Observation is a dying art” – Stanley Kubrick At the risk of turning Cinetropolis into an exclusively Kubrick corner, I’d like to share the full length documentary, Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures, an essential insight into the great director’s fascinating career and life, with contributions from widow Christiane, brother in law and fellow producer Jan […]

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“It’s a ghost film” The Shining at 35 Celebration

Someone once said that some places are like people: some shine and some don’t. Well, the beautifully refurbished Odyssey Cinema in St. Albans definitely shone when it was the venue for the 35th anniversary reunion gathering for the cast and crew of The Shining on the 25th May.  Cinetropolis were asked along to cover the proceedings and so we entered […]

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