Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Architecture of: "2001: A Space Odyssey 
2001: A Space Odyssey 
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Special Photographic Effects Director: Stanley Kubrick
Special Photographic Effects Supervisor: Douglas Trumbull
Special Photographic Effects Supervisor: Tom Howard
Special Photographic Effects: Colin Cantwell
Cinematography: Geoffrey Unsworth
Film Editor: Ray Lovejoy
Production Design: Ernest Archer, Harry Lange, Anthony Masters
Art Direction: John Hoesli
Costume and Wardrobe: Hardy Amies
Following and serving as the implied future of the opening scenes that culminated with a hominid's throwing into the sky of a bone that has been imbued with the function of a mortal weapon, now ages into the future, first the airship and then within it, a writing pen, (in a subtle reciprocal to the hominid's violent gesture), is let go by the relaxed arm of a sleeping scientist into gravity-defying floatation.
To achieve the effect of zero gravity, the pen was adhered to a sheet of glass with double sided tape, and rotated in front of the camera until the flight attendant mimics "catching" it by gently pulling it off.