Space.

Open the pod bay doors, Hal...

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I only scratched the surface of lighting in movies in the last post I've written Light as a storyteller and I simply got intrigued - my curiosity doesn't let me go so here is my collateral damage.

As a huge admirer of Stanley Kubrick movies, I will be subjective in this space oriented blog post (don't worry, it is still about lighting) and start with one and only - 2001: A Space Odyssey

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This movie still looks like future and well, the story is amazing but not the subject of this post. Other then it's discussed even today, many are still fascinated how the movie was made - with the special effects, and the futuristic look and the feel of the movie.

In the iconic scenes, you simply can not miss the lighting. The contrast between bright spaceship and eternal darkness of the space was very present throughout the movie.

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And look at the final scene - all lighting comes from floor tiles?

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I only know this much - with Kubrick nothing is left to chance, even this must have some deeper meaning...

Okay, let's move on to the next movie - the Sunshine. What's it like when you're close to the Sun - maybe even too close?

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Warm yellowish Sun in contrast to the cooled blueish spaceship...

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And finally - The Passengers. This movie simply had incredible sets.

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The spacecraft common areas...

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The bar...

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And the Vienna suite...

There is so much more to this, I have now started to think about all the other movies...

Which movie is now crossing your mind? Leave a comment

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