Creating Another World
A variation on the slit scan visual effects process pioneered by the "2001" team created abstract lines and architecture built of light to otherworldly effect.
Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke stand with a Celestron telescope on the patio of the Kubrick penthouse on Lexington Avenue, New York City, 1964.
Stanley Kubrick and Roger Caras, a publicist and VP of Kubrick's production companies.
Filming in 'Space'
Stanley Kubrick on the set of "2001" at the MGM British Studios in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, 1966. On the left is American actor Keir Dullea in a spacesuit.
At 38 feet in diameter and 30 tons, "2001"’s centrifuge, seen here from outside, was one of the largest and most expensive kinetic sets ever built. The centrifuge allowed actors to be filmed walking fully around the "walls" and "ceiling" of a round spaceship with artificial gravity.