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Two cinematic giants, side by side. The films included are: Stanley Kubrick- Path of Glory (1957) – Spartacus (1960) – Lolita (1962) – Dr. Strangelove (1964) – 2001: A space odyssey (1968) – A Clockwork Orange (1971) – Barry Lyndon (1975) – The Shining (1980) – Full Metal Jacket (1987) – Eyes Wide Shut (1999) Andrei Tarkovsky -Ivan’s Childhood (1962) – Andrei Rublev (1966) – Solaris (1972) – The Mirror (1975) – Stalker (1979) – Nostalghia (1983) – The Sacrifice (1986) Music: Max Richter- On the nature of daylight

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Am 6. April 1968 kam der Film „2001 – Odyssee im Weltraum“ in die Kinos und veränderte das Genre des Science-Fiction-Films für immer. Der Film ist heute aufgrund der Diskussionen über Machine Learning aktueller denn je.

Es war eine zähe Geburt, als „2001– A Space Odyssey“ am 6. April 1968 in seiner endgültigen Fassung endlich in Los Angeles uraufgeführt wurde. Stanley Kubrick hatte seit 1964 zusammen mit dem Science-Fiction Autor Arthur C. Clarke an dem Film gearbeitet. Am Anfang stand nur eine Kurzgeschichte von Clarke „Die Wächter“, die der Regisseur gemeinsam mit dem Autor zu einem vollen Roman und Grundlage für den 2:41 Stunden langen Film ausbaute…- heise.de

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I love old making-of because they are so much less controlled than today’s. If you want to realize how media savvy you’ve become just by watching marketed content, watch The Shining‘s making-of. Filmed by Vivian Kubrick, the filmmaker’s daughter, the video captured pretty much all the moments that wouldn’t make the cut in a making-of in 2017: random people coming on set to visit because wealth, politics, power, all of the above?… Kubrick systematically talking shit to his lead actress, Shelley Duvall, Nicholson making fun of the constant change in scripts, so much so he’s just stopped learning his lines… –


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In 1967, Stanley Kubrick commissioned Spartacus composer Alex North to compose a score for 2001: A Space Odyssey. Yet, while at the editing bay, he fell in love with the movie’s temporary soundtrack consisting of a bunch of existing works of classical music. So in an unprecedented move, he chose those works in favor of North’s composition. He didn’t even re-record the tracks, as was the custom at the time. He just slotted the existing works right into the mix. And, for the pieces by Hungarian composer György Ligeti, he didn’t even bother to get the rights, resulting in a lawsuit.-


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A tribute to Stanley Kubrick

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Stanley Kubrick

This page links to four separate sites exploring the work of Stanley Kubrick. The Kubrick Site is a non-profit archive for documentary materials; The Kubrick FAQ, attempts to answer some of the questions asked on alt.movies.kubrick; 2001: A Space Odyssey Program, showcases the original 1968 foyer program that accompanied the first release of the film and Stanley Kubrick 1928-1999 is the archive of a site that closed September 1999. These sites are maintained by  Roderick Munday.- http://www.visual-memory.co.uk/

c. 1968/1969: Behind the scenes of “2001: A Space Odyssey”



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