2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey The Set Design

Robert Cartwright

Ernest Archer, Harry Lange & Anthony Masters

John Hoesli

Masterful director Stanley Kubrick brought 2001 to the screen in April of 1968. With a staggering budget of $10m (massive for the time) 2001 is a science fiction picture of epic scale. It is ultimately a story of evolution and a race between humans and computers to evolve. The set design is simply magnificent, particularly considering they were produced in the mid-sixties. Kubrick involved himself in every aspect of the production design, even choosing fabrics and personally selecting well known pieces of contemporary furniture. The interior set design of Space Station V and the space ship Discovery One is as good (if not better) than anything we would see today. 2001 is widely considered a cinematic masterpiece and in 1991 it was considered "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.Read more »

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