Sunday, January 27, 2013

Original spacesuit and helmet from 2001: A Space Odyssey on display...

Stanley Kubrick's 1968 epic sci-fi movie 2001: A Space Odyssey was inspired by Arthur C. Clarke's short story The Sentinel and chronicled a series of encounters between humanity and mysterious black monoliths and their apparent involvement in human evolution. Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood star as astronauts who undertake a fantastic voyage with the sentient computer HAL 9000 after discovering such a monolith on the Moon emitting a signal into space.

Actual spacesuit from 2001: A Space Odyssey
on display at the Stanley Kubrick exhibit at LACMA
2001 A Space Odyssey spacesuit
2001 A Space Odyssey spacesuit
2001 A Space Odyssey costumes props exhibit
This original spacesuit featured in the science fiction classic was photographed on display at the Stanley Kubrick exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) on January 10, 2013.

2001: A Space Odyssey movie poster
2001 A Space Odyssey movie poster
Hardy Amies was the Costume Designer responsible for the futuristic fashions depicted in 2001: A Space Odyssey.

360° view of the 2001: A Space Odyssey astronaut suit
2001 Space Odyssey astronaut suit Stanley Kubrick exhibit LACMA
2001 A Space Odyssey spacesuit
2001 A Space Odyssey movie spacesuit
2001 Space Odyssey spacesuit detail
2001 Space Odyssey spacesuit costume
2001 Space Odyssey spacesuit back
2001 Space Odyssey spacesuit back
Also on display with the spacesuit was this red helmet from a different spacesuit worn by Keir Dullea as 'Dr. David Bowman' in the movie.

Dave Bowman spacesuit helmet from 2001: A Space Odyssey
Dave Bowman spacesuit helmet 2001 A Space Odyssey
Dave Bowman space helmet 2001 A Space Odyssey
2001 A Space Odyssey Dave Bowman helmet
For the exhibit they cleverly projected the actor's likeness onto the visor of the helmet to recreate the feel of the movie.

2001: A Space Odyssey movie poster
2001 A Space Odyssey movie poster
Buy the movie: 2001: A Space Odyssey [Blu-ray]

Go further behind-the-scenes with this book: The Making of 2001: A Space Odyssey (Modern Library Movies)

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