IO9 has created a handy chart which shows which space movies feature the most common scientific mistakes. It might come as a surprise that Michael Bay’s Armageddon actually fares better than the Star Wars of Alien films. And it comes as no surprise that Apollo 13 and The Right Stuff have been graded a clean bill of accuracy. Hit the jump to see the entire chart.
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Christmas is right around the corner and though it might be a little too late, this would make the perfect stocking stuffer for any Stanley Kubrick fan in your house. Sporting an incredible zero points of articulation, here’s the 2001: A Space Odyssey action figure you’ve been waiting for: The Monolith! Read a full description and see the packaging after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, December 20th, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
Last week it was reported that 17 minutes of lost footage from Stanley Kubrick‘s masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey was uncovered in a salt-mine vault in Kansas. Warner Bros. has now released a statement regarding the “found” footage.
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Posted on Thursday, December 16th, 2010 by Germain Lussier
Almost like discovering a monolith buried underground, Warner Brothers recently found 17 minutes of lost footage from Stanley Kubrick‘s masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey in a salt-mine vault in Kansas. But before you go and drop acid in anticipation of an extended cut of the film, consider the slippery slope this footage constitutes. One, just because the footage was found doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to make it into the public eye. Two, Kubrick himself reportedly cut the footage from the film because he felt it created pacing issues. And three, the film is just about perfect as is, do you really want to screw it up?
Hit the jump for more details on the footage as well as what it might contain. Read More »
Movie Trailer: ‘Beyond the Infinite: The Making of A Masterpiece,’ Douglas Trumbull’s Documentary About the Making of ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’
Posted on Friday, September 10th, 2010 by Russ Fischer
Douglas Trumbull, the special effects supervisor for Stanley Kubrick on 2001: A Space Odyssey, is making a film about the making of 2001. Called Beyond the Infinite: The Making of a Masterpiece, Trumbull’s film draws on his own experience, a decade of interviews conducted by David Larson, and a wealth of original production materials and stills. There’s a trailer for the film now, which does more to advertise how the final film will be created than to promote the final product. Still, it’s impressive stuff, and if Trumbull pulls it off, Beyond the Infinite could be a valuable documentary for more than 2001 / Kubrick geeks. Watch the trailer after the break. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, July 6th, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
Burbank-born artist Carlos Ramos (storyboard artist and writer on Dexter’s Labratory, ChalkZone, My Life as a Teenage Robot, The X’s, and Ni Hao Kai-lan) is presenting a solo exhibition of his Stanley Kubrick-inspired artwork at the Copro Gallery from July 10th until August 3rd.
11 years after the death of Stanley Kubrick, Ramos pays homage to the man who wrote and directed such films as A Clockwork Orange, Dr. Strangelove, The Shining and 2001: A Space Odyssey by transforming the galley into a retrospective space with graphic pieces celebrating the greatest and most respected filmmaker in history. Ramos faces his longtime obsession with Kubrick by painting interpretations of his films including the white-on-white habitations of 2001 to the Native American carpet patterns of The Shining to the matching white Droog uniforms in A Clockwork Orange. The emptiness and humanity of Stanley Kubrick’s subjects and characters and unique spacial design come to life thru Ramos’ unique eye.
I’m not sure if they will be releasing any limited edition prints of this art, but I hope so. You can see a preview of some of the art which will be on display at the show, after the jump. Warning, some of the art is NSFW.
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Posted on Thursday, May 20th, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
Do you remember those Little Golden Books? They were a staple from my childhood. Pixar Animation Story Artist Josh Cooley (Cars, Ratatouille, Up, George & AJ) is working on an awesome “Lil’ Inappropriate Golden Book” titled Movies R Fun.
Cooley has been working on this compilation of movie art for two years and will be publishing the collection in a book which will be available at Comic-Con this year and APE Expo San Francisco in November. And don’t worry, the books and prints will also be available on Cooley’s Blog. High quality, “classy” prints will also be available as well.
Illustrations reference film classics such as The Professional, Terminator 2, Godfather, Goodfellas, Apocalypse Now, Se7en, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Graduate, Terminator, Silence of the Lambs, and The Big Lebowski. Check out some of the art embedded after the jump.
Posted on Friday, January 9th, 2009 by Peter Sciretta
San Francisco’s Gallery 1988 has a great art show opening tonight (January 9th 7-10pm) with some movie themed pieces. The artist’s name is Nathan Stapley and he created 85 pieces for his solo show, and all but 2 of the pieces are $200.00 or less. So, you can get an original painting at print prices.
You can view some more of the artwork after the jump.
Sometimes it’s the simple things that make us smile. I found this HAL 9000 refrigerator magnet which is being sold on eBay. Badge Bytch is selling it for £3.50, which translates to about $7 American, plus who knows how much shipping. And who wouldn’t want to a Heuristically programmed ALgorithmic Computer? Now if only it had a motion activated sound-clip which would greet you with random sound-bytes from the film like “I’m Afraid I Can’t Let You Do That, Dave.”
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