Just thought I'd start a fresh thread to give Kubrick a little shine.
I've been watching a ton on the making of Eyes Wide Shut. The amount of detail he put into every second of that film is mind boggling. It seems that there is not one molecule out of place in that film.
RIP Stanley, thanks for your unique contribution to film.
According to his daughter Vivien though - he wasn't assassinated by the Illuminati (and she's well into her conspiracy theories)
I'm on the the fence as to whether he filmed some or all the moon landings though - seems very coincidental that 2001 came out around the same time - there are many theories and inconsistencies to the whole thing there and like I say a few years ago I would have scoffed at all them but now I'm wavering on some
Anyway (tin foil hat off) Kubrick was the best and I've watched some of his films so many times
Purely out of interest in his films though and nothing else (because I know even the mention of conspiracy theories can cause tempers to rise) something about The Shining I never really noticed and and it's not exactly much to go on but in some of the scenes with Danny boy he is wearing a really badly knitted jumper with a rocket on it and the word "APOLLO" - some reckon that was Kubrick trying to plant a clue (because he obviously would be under strict orders to keep very quiet and his life would be at risk too probably)
If true then all or some of the moon landings were filmed at Borehamwood in London (where I lived circa 25 years ago - I used to pass Kubrick's house on the way to work) so that's both quite a cool thought and also sad because it would mean that the moon landings were faked, which I for one would not want to be the case because as a young boy Neil Armstrong was my hero
Elite Dangerous just released it's latest update/bug fix and I felt I have to share this with anyone who has an interest in 2001: A Space Odyssey or just space travel in general. The game borrowed some elements of 2001 back in the 80's so there's an affinity there, but in this latest update they have introduced a new hyperspace sequence for fleet carrier, which are sort of like star ports but can travel much farther. All the effects and the music (first 1m30s) are well worth checking out if you like really cool things
I don't know if the technology for deep space exploration will ever be there - it's a very hostile environment space and other parts of the galaxy are all very far away. The universe is bound to be teaming with life, and the fact no alien race has contacted us suggests interstellar space travel might either be impossible or ridiculously hard to achieve without the ship and it's crew disappearing into a void forever. I'm sure there are loads of arguments out there that claim aliens have already contacted us and they are here now though.