Douglas Trumbull and Piers Bizony live on stage, attending "2001" Event in New York City
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|Written and photographed by: Dennis Furbush, New York||Date: 22.02.2020|
|At the age of 23 Douglas Trumbull flew to London to meet with Stanley Kubrick about the making of his 2001 film. This interview conducted by Piers Bizony and the curator of the exhibit on 2/16/2020 at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City before a 70mm screening of the film.|
The Museum of the Moving Image in New York City held a special screening in 70mm of Stanley Kubrick's "2OO1: A Space Odyssey" on Sunday Feb 16. Tickets for the event were $40 and were sold out and a line was forming at the box office for return tickets when I arrived. Ticket holders went to the third floor where the travelling exhibit of The Ultimate Trip was installed in many rooms. Movie goers were able to visit the exhibit from 6:00 to 6:30 pm. Then we returned to the theater on the first floor for an interview with Douglas Trumbull about the making of "2OO1". He mentioned the company he was working for had information about the upcoming film by Kubrick but wouldn't tell him anything about it due to a non disclosure agreement. Douglas quipped they even had those in that day as well. So at the age of 23 he flew off to London to meet with Kubrick about his upcoming film and convince Stanley he could help with the film.
• Go to the gallery: "Envisioning 2001: Stanley Kubrick's Space Odyssey"
• Go to the video
The screening went flawlessly, the 70mm print appear quite new. The intermission lasted about 20 minutes before the second half began. I noticed when there were film changes indicated by the circle in the upper right corner, that the sound was unbroken, making me think it was on a different device and not on the film stock.
The museum is also projecting the film in video during the exhibit at various times for a much lower price, $20.
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About the Exhibition
From Museum of the Moving Image's page
|The Museum of the Moving Image in New York City is hosting a traveling exhibit: "Envisioning 2001: Stanley Kubrick's Space Odyssey."|
Envisioning 2001: Stanley Kubrick's Space Odyssey
January 18–July 19
Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Directed by Stanley Kubrick and developed in collaboration with writer Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) depicts the fraught relationship between humanity and technology, using pioneering special effects. Made before the first moon landing, the film had and continues to exert widespread influence on cinema, design, painting, architecture, and advertising. The Museum will present a major exhibition that explores Kubrick’s influences, his obsessive research, and his innovative production process in envisioning a world of the future—the year 2001 from the viewpoint of the 1960s. The exhibition includes original artifacts from international collections and from the Stanley Kubrick Archive at the University of the Arts London, as well as from the Museum’s own collection.
Throughout its six-month run at MoMI, Envisioning 2001: Stanley Kubrick’s Space Odyssey will be accompanied by a wide variety of screening series, public programs with guest speakers, and specially themed workshops, tours, special events, and more.
Exhibition highlights include Special Photographic Effects Supervisor Douglas Trumbull’s concept sketches for Clavius Base, from MoMI collection; costumes, including a space suit worn in the Clavius Base scene and Moonwatcher ape suit worn by Dan Richter in the Dawn of Man scene; and storyboards, contact sheets, test films, and photographs related to the Stargate special effects sequence.
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