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‘2001: A Space Odyssey’: Screenplay of Stanley Kubrick’s Most Significant Films Ever Made

It took Stanley Kubrick and his crew no less than four years to make 2001: A Space Odyssey. Upon finishing Dr. Strangelove, the legendary filmmaker felt he wanted to do a “good science fiction film,” and on Columbia Pictures’ Roger Caras’ advice, he contacted the science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke with the idea of joining forces to make a film about “man’s relationship to the universe.”

15 Mohanlal Movies You must Watch before Die

Film actors can be broadly classified into two: those who chose acting as their profession and those who were chosen by the profession itself. Mohanlal Viswanathan Nair, popularly known as Mohanlal, is one such fabulously gifted actor from Kerala, India; who can be undoubtedly included in the latter category.

Six Kinds of Light in Film making – John Alcott (Stanley Kubrick’s Cameraman)

John Alcott, the great cinematographer who worked with Stanley Kubrick for some time, speaks at length about Kubrick and his additional work on 2001: A Space Odyssey, for which he took over as lighting cameraman from Geoffrey Unsworth in mid-shoot, A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, the film for which he won his Oscar, and The Shining.

How Stanley Kubrick Achieved the Beautiful Cinematography in Barry Lyndon

The film’s cinematography has been described as ground-breaking. Especially notable are the long double shots, usually ended with a slow backwards zoom, the scenes shot entirely in candlelight, and the settings based on William Hogarth paintings. The exteriors were filmed on location in Ireland, England and West Germany, with the interiors shot mainly in London.