Technology By Chris Fox Technology reporter 1 December 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-46403539 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey will help launch the world's first super-high definition 8K … [Read more...] about Space Odyssey to launch first 8K TV channel
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Damien Chazelle breaks the mould of his jazz trilogy (Guy & Madeline On A Park Bench, Whiplash, La La Land) with poignant Neil Armstrong biopic First Man, writes Natalie Stendall. With a script penned by Oscar winner Josh Singer (Spotlight, The Post), First Man successfully massages the story of the first man on the moon into a meditation on loss, marriage and family. Armstrong’s journey is a personal one and, by the time we reach the moon landing, the complex emotional nature of the mission - both selfish and altruistic - has been sensitively explored.On the surface, however, First Man remains a visceral and immersive cinematic experience and its depiction of space flight feels genuinely raw. Chazelle proves himself here as a versatile and skilful storyteller, keeping us on the inside of the cabin in the often disorienting perspective of its crew. The enclosed spaces, vibrating metal and rattling bolts sit in direct contrast with the heavily stylised, clinical and … [Read more...] about Film Review: First Man is a five-star movie about the life of Neil Armstrong
Next week marks the 50th anniversary of the UK release of Stanley Kubrick’s groundbreaking science fiction opus 2001: A Space Odyssey, considered by many to be the great director’s finest film. Kubrick, despite making just 13 full-length films in a near 50-year career, excelled in so many genres: horror, film noir, comedy of the pitch-black type, historical romance, war and more. It’s just a shame he couldn’t rub along better with Marlon Brando on One-Eyed Jacks (1961) from which he was fired, just to see what he would have made of a western. Read more Fifty years on, what 2001: A Space Odyssey got right about AI Painstakingly meticulous to the nth degree, and a true auteur, Kubrick had a well deserved reputation as a perfectionist, insisting on multiple takes, selecting the ideal music to illustrate scenes and building expansive sets while enjoying a huge degree of artistic freedom like few directors before or since. Controversy … [Read more...] about 2001: A Space Odyssey at 50: Stanley Kubrick’s masterful body of work revisited
Russian characters are usually portrayed as villians in big films, but when it comes to movies about space - this is not always the case. Perhaps it has something to do with the lasting image of Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space, who was famous the world over. Feodor Orloff in ‘12 to the Moon’ (1960) In this science fiction movie an international group of cosmonauts conducts the first manned landing on the Moon, where they discover a mystical civilization of Moon-beings. One of the crew members is a Soviet cosmonaut called Dr. Feodor Orloff, portrayed by Tom Conway. Surprisingly, he’s s a “good” Russian character in an American Cold War-era movie. When French cosmonaut Etienne Martel, a secret communist, gets an opportunity to destroy the U.S. with an alien weapon, Orloff not only refuses to support him, but actively fights him. Soviet space capsule’s crew in ‘You Only Live Twice’ (1967) James Bond is sent to Japan after U.S. and … [Read more...] about Why don’t Russian cosmonauts appear as ‘bad guys’ in Hollywood blockbusters?
People were frequently surprised to learn that Arthur Clarke and I were good friends. He is considered the doyen of optimistic, technical, Space Age speculative writers, believing our species’ salvation to lie entirely in scientific discovery and engineering invention, his fiction full of detailed explication, sometimes virtually indistinguishable from fact. I am usually portrayed as the iconoclast of the SF “New Wave”, rejecting physics for psychology and favouring social themes over space stories, tending to examine the downside of technology. Yet actually we shared similar ideals. Much of our early work anticipated advances in astrophysics while dealing with the psychic future of mankind. Many years after our first meeting I gave a party where I introduced Arthur to William Burroughs, the Beat author of Naked Lunch. No one expected them to have a lot in common, but they spent the next few hours together, sipping orange juice, occasionally asking for the music to … [Read more...] about ConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlight “Close to tears, he left at the intermission”: how Stanley Kubrick upset Arthur C Clarke Ouzo, raki, absinthe and pastis – many nations have their strange, divisive aniseed drink