The Perfect Shots of ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’

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A companion piece to the Shot by Shot podcast.

For the inaugural episode of our Shot by Shot podcast, Geoff Todd – One Perfect Shot founder – and myself decided to swing for the fences by tackling what we both consider to be a film that has some of the absolute best cinematography ever captured on film: 2001: A Space Odyssey, directed by Stanley Kubrick and shot by both Geoffrey Unsworth and John Alcott.

In many ways, 2001 is the film that attracted popular attention to cinematography, so we thought it was the perfect place to start this new podcast, which each week will be looking at the perfect shots of a different film. Below you’ll find a link to the podcast and the six shots Geoff and I selected for discussion. Be sure to subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud, or wherever you listen to podcasts so you don’t miss a minute of the good stuff; next week we’re talking Mad Max: Fury Road.

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