Fascinating Theory Says 2001: A Space Odyssey Is Really All About Food

2001: A Space Odyssey can be interpreted about a million different ways. That's a big part of its appeal. But have you ever felt… hungry while watching it? That's because the movie is actually about food. Look closely, and you'll see it too! » 3/05/15 9:00am 3/05/15 9:00am

Steven Soderbergh Recuts Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey

Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey is one of the most iconic science fiction films of all time. Transcending the very genre it helped to modernize, it would be an act of desecration for any other person to re-cut Kubrick's masterpiece. Well, hey would you look at that, guess what Steven Soderbergh just did? » 1/14/15 5:30pm 1/14/15 5:30pm

Supercut: How Stanley Kubrick uses the color red to give you hot chills

Stanley Kubrick was a genius of suspense and drama, but maybe one of the lesser explored facets of his filmmaking is his use of color. Thankfully, Rishi Kaneria crammed some of the auteur's most beautiful crimson scenes into a single 1:25 cut. » 11/19/14 2:28pm 11/19/14 2:28pm

How 2010: The Year We Make Contact Nails the Drama of Space Exploration

All this landing on comets business has got me thinking about the next chapter of space exploration in a totally new way. You can have your Armageddons and Deep Impacts with their Aerosmith soundtracks and Morgan Freeman presidents. What happened today reminded me more of 2010: The Year We Make Contact. » 11/12/14 8:15pm 11/12/14 8:15pm

Brand new trailer for the re-release of 2001: A Space Odyssey is perfect

I mean, holy crap, I think this is the best movie trailer I've ever seen. Which, duh, makes sense since 2001: A Space Odyssey is a masterpiece and probably the best sci-fi movie ever but this new trailer, made to promote its theatrical re-release on November 28th in the UK is absolute perfection. » 10/21/14 9:23pm 10/21/14 9:23pm

Watch 2001: A Space Odyssey As a 60-Second Cartoon

2001: A Space Odyssey earns the term "epic" more than almost any other movie. The two-hour-and-forty-one-minute cinema classic is an absolute must-watch. But if you don't have that kind of time, Speedrun just very loosely condensed the plot down to a mere 60 seconds. » 9/19/14 10:45am 9/19/14 10:45am

The Making of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey

What's most notable about Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey is that the epic science fiction adventure was made using old-school practical special effects, well before computer graphics became a staple of the film industry. So when someone like Taschen releases a four-volume book set detailing the film's… » 6/21/14 7:00pm 6/21/14 7:00pm

Behind the Scenes of 2001: A Space Odyssey

The short documentary, 2001 A Space Odyssey: A Look Behind the Future is a fascinating artifact of film history. As the folks at Coudal Partners point out, it might be a little "cornball" at times, but it still serves to give context for thoughts around space exploration from technical experts and artists in the… » 6/14/14 6:50pm 6/14/14 6:50pm

Take a Fascinating Tour Behind the Scenes of The Shining

What was it like working on the set of legendary film director Stanley Kubrick as he adapted The Shining, Stephen King's bestselling horror story, to the silver screen? If these cast and crew interviews from the new documentary Staircases to Nowhere, are any indication, the answer is: pretty dang awesome. » 3/16/14 9:00pm 3/16/14 9:00pm

Dear IBM, Your Computer's Psychotic—Just Letting You Know

Two years before Stanley Kubrick released 2001: A Space Odyssey, he was starting to worry that IBM would get a little mad when HAL 9000, the computer they helped design, came off, well, psychotic. » 1/04/13 3:40pm 1/04/13 3:40pm

This Shot of Slim Pickens Is the Bomb

I grew up under the shadow of the spectre of nuclear war. In the 1980s, popular culture was rife with the imagery of nuclear annihilation—from The Day After, to Threads, to Smiths songs. But nothing approached Dr. Strangelove. » 2/10/12 3:20pm 2/10/12 3:20pm

Film Nerds Are Drooling Over Stanley Kubrick's Incredible Early…

Stanley Kubrick made some really weird movies. If you want a little peak at his mental formation, the 10,000 photos he took as a teenager will probably only confuse you more—in a good way. » 12/02/11 8:30pm 12/02/11 8:30pm

If Tony Stark Were a Sociopath...

This is what happens when Warren Ellis challenges his readership to combine Iron Man and Stanley Kubrick's films into a single movie poster concept (A Clockwork Orange, in this case). It had me at "ultra-science." [Freak Angels via Laughing Squid] » 1/12/11 1:20am 1/12/11 1:20am

2001: A Space Odyssey Monolith Action Figure Will Leave Your Other Toys…

Your desk. A lone ray of sun shines upon it. Tension squeezes the air. Your pencils tremble. Your pulse quickens. Mysterious forces of the universe are at work. And there it is: a black plastic monolith. Dare you touch it? » 10/20/10 6:20pm 10/20/10 6:20pm

Hamilton Time Player Watch Inspired By 2001: A Space Odyssey

Here's some interesting context for Hamilton's watch: they recycled the design from a clock they originally made for 2001: A Space Odyssey. Director Stanley Kubrick was notoriously pernickety about design, so what was good for him is good for us. » 3/31/10 10:40am 3/31/10 10:40am