Simon Birch’s recreation of the hotel suite from 2001: A Space Odyssey

Friday, 24 March, 2017

2001: A Space Odyssey hotel suite recreation, by Simon Birch

The hotel suite from 2001: A Space Odyssey, were astronaut David Bowman (Keir Dullea), ended up after his epic journey through the star gate, has been recreated in intricate detail by Simon Birch, a Hong Kong based British artist, at the 14th Factory, in Los Angeles, an arts project he opened earlier this month.

In something of an intriguing coincidence, Birch collaborated on the project with Paul Kember, and architect, whose uncle, and great uncle, had worked with Stanley Kubrick, on designing the very same hotel room, for the film.

If there’s such a thing as a bucket-list for fan of “2001”, then seeing this, is now on that list.

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If Stanley Kubrick liked the Futura typeface, how often did he use it?

Friday, 17 February, 2017

Late US film director Stanley Kubrick was said to be a fan of the Futura typeface. Christian Annyas, a web designer, decided to find out how often, if at all, that Kubrick used Futura, by analysing the typefaces he used in his films, trailers, and posters.

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How very Kubrick, scenes from a Kubrick/Spielberg collaboration

Friday, 14 October, 2016

A.I. Artificial Intelligence was made by Steven Spielberg in 2001. If you look at Kubrick – Spielberg, a short film by French actor Candice Drouet, it looks as if Spielberg took inspiration from a number of Stanley Kubrick’s works.

In fact, Kubrick and Spielberg worked together on the film, until Kubrick’s death in 1999. Suggestions that Spielberg wanted the film to stand as a homage to Kubrick therefore make sense.

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Had to happen eventually, Tame Impala remix 2001: A Space Odyssey

Wednesday, 14 September, 2016

The video for Eventually, the latest single from Perth based band Tame Impala, consists of selected scenes from Stanley Kubrick’s 1967 film, 2001: A Space Odyssey.

I’m not sure what Kubrick would have made of this, or fans of 2001, for that matter, but I think it works quite well. Tame Impala aren’t called a psychedelic rock act for nothing, you know.

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The Stanley Kubrick Exhibition, San Francisco

Wednesday, 20 July, 2016

How many people would ever wonder, even for an instant, whether the tools and equipment, the papers and the books, they worked with during their lives, would ever end up as part of a museum display, or an exhibition?

I wonder if Stanley Kubrick might have had such a thought? Would he ever have envisaged The Stanley Kubrick Exhibition, currently taking place in San Francisco?

For those of us with an interest in Kubrick and his work though, the show is surely a boon, but if you’re unable to attend, this video tour of the San Francisco show, hosted by Adam Savage, will give you an idea of what it’s about.

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The influence of Stanley Kubrick in Wes Anderson’s work

Thursday, 9 June, 2016

US filmmaker Wes Anderson references Stanley Kubrick in his work far more often than I realised. Of course, Anderson’s distinct style has its own way of making his influences that much harder to detect.

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Stanley Kubrick posters remixed by Tomer Hanuka

Thursday, 16 July, 2015

Kubrick is the name of a new series of works in progress, by New York City based comic artist and illustrator Tomer Hanuka, that are based, as the name would suggest, on films made by Stanley Kubrick. Thought provoking, no?

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Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining” remade… in the kitchen

Friday, 3 July, 2015

Image by Claudia Ficca, Davide Luciano

The Shining, by Stanley Kubrick, is one film I’m still yet to see.

Until that happens, I’ll have to make do with a little taste of the 1980 movie by way of these scenes, that New York City based food stylist Claudia Ficca, and photographer and filmmaker Davide Luciano, recreated by way of all manner of assorted food stuffs.

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Steven Soderbergh’s recut of 2001: A Space Odyssey

Wednesday, 21 January, 2015

US film director Steven Soderbergh, maker of the Ocean’s Eleven series of films among others, has recut 2001: A Space Odyssey. His one hundred and ten minute re-working of Stanley Kubrick’s classic came about, it seems, from a desire to cross a line.

That’s some line to cross. I’m unable to embed the video, but Soderbergh has posted it to his website here.

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Stanley Kubrick in the red

Thursday, 27 November, 2014

Red, one colour, many facets, something that late US film director Stanley Kubrick was not oblivious to.

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