Premium Member David Mullen ASC Posted December 10, 2015 Author Premium Member Share Posted December 10, 2015 I don't fault a movie for looking like the period in which it was shot, but compared to movies shot in 1966-1968, "2001" is years ahead in its lighting style, though other movies soon copied aspects of "2001" (such as the white limbo effect in "THX-1138"). I put some frames from "Ice Station Zero" (1968) and "Marooned" (1969) to compare with the way sets and people were lit in "2001": As I mentioned in my "Help!" thread, some of this soft lighting of sets and emphasis on practical sources was being done on a smaller scale by people like David Watkin, and of course there is Gil Taylor's War Room set lighting in "Dr. Strangelove", but it was pretty rare and hard to achieve with 50 ASA color negative (100 ASA color negative arrived in mid-1968, so half the films released in 1969 were using it.) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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