A few days ago, I received out-of-print gem The Making of Kubrick’s 2001 (edited wonderfully by Jerome Agel, 1970). I’m still over the moon.
It is such a shame that this book is out-of-print. It is filled with everything you ever wanted to know about 2001. It leads off with Arthur C. Clarke’s short story “The Sentinel” and closes with a complete reprint of Stanley Kubrick’s interview with Playboy magazine. In between are profiles, interviews with technical advisors, effects secrets revealed, letters to Stanley from the moviegoing public, as well as reviews of the film, both good and bad. A fascinating snapshot of a moment in history when the world was caught off guard by a motion picture. Search your local used book stores, like I did. If you’re a Kubrick fan, it’s worth the effort.
Now you can join me, I’ll fly you to the moon!
With endless thanks to Matt Degennaro
That cat is not even playful, he is downright -concerned- about this fucking penguin aelinawhwa
CAT: ARE YOU OKAY SMALL WIBBLY ANIMAL
S-sir? Sir, what are you-
Sir, are you-
Sir, please stop.
Are you okay?
I can’t remember if I blogged this or not but oh my fucking cute.
Gerry Anderson’s Captain Scarlet Vs. The Mysterons - Via
i didn’t watch Gerry Anderson films and shows particularly often when i was a kid but i always enjoyed it when i did. It’s funny how things can come full circle, in that i’m becoming such a nut for mid-century modern/space age design, and looking back at it all now i can appreciate the design aesthetic so much.
also can i just add, Captain Scarlet has one of the best theme tunes of all time (one of my personal favourites anyway).
stingray is a hot theme too
The TARDIS Console Room through the Years
The Doctor. In the TARDIS. Next stop—everywhere.