Shooting 2001
June 21, 2012 2:33 PM   Subscribe

Shooting 2001

A collection of black and white production stills from Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey [via]
posted by Blazecock Pileon (15 comments total) 32 users marked this as a favorite
As the page was loading I was thinking 'I'm pretty sure I've seen these photos before' because there's the one that I remember of the monolith on the moon with a bunch of crew people standing in front of it. But in fact I've never seen any of these before. So: neat.

Also: It's interesting to see how HAL's control room was oriented in space for shooting. It had never even occurred to me to wonder about that before, so complete is the illusion of the film.
posted by shakespeherian at 2:47 PM on June 21, 2012

Here is a still of Kubrick practicing his DJ moves in between takes.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 2:51 PM on June 21, 2012 [1 favorite]

The chicken wire is to protect him in case HAL throws things.
posted by shakespeherian at 2:52 PM on June 21, 2012

I just bought a screaming new 60 inch HD TV and this was the first blu ray I threw in my PS3. Still so good after so many years.
posted by the theory of revolution at 3:00 PM on June 21, 2012 [1 favorite]

Here is a still of Kubrick Conway Malkovich being dragged off to the clink by a couple of coppers.
posted by wensink at 3:06 PM on June 21, 2012

I've re-watched 2001: A Space Odyssey twice in the last few years, inspired by Metafilter posts. As I look through these pictures, I'm glad I'm working from home tomorrow in case that urge strikes me again.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 3:07 PM on June 21, 2012

Some of these look rather familiar...
posted by xedrik at 3:08 PM on June 21, 2012

You'll never make the cut.
posted by yerfatma at 3:12 PM on June 21, 2012

I would recommend this profile of Kubrick in the New Yorker written as 2001 was being filmed.
posted by MetalFingerz at 3:14 PM on June 21, 2012 [1 favorite]

These photos are a real treat. Thank you, BP.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:40 PM on June 21, 2012

If any film has aged gracefully, it's this one. That design esthetic still looks fantastic - and is still lending inspiration even today.
posted by panboi at 5:12 PM on June 21, 2012 [1 favorite]

What a buzz. Now open the pod bay doors, HAL.
posted by growabrain at 6:45 PM on June 21, 2012

I remember reading The Lost Worlds of 2001 as a kid and thinking it was pretty cool. And I love the cover graphic.
posted by KokuRyu at 9:04 PM on June 21, 2012

Is there video to go along with this? Based on the shots of these sets, would love to see a making of documentary.
posted by adamms222 at 8:54 AM on June 22, 2012

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