Adam Savage Visits the Stanley Kubrick Exhibition!

  • Published on Jul 14, 2016
  • After making its way around the world, the incredible exhibition of Stanley Kubrick's work has arrived in San Francisco. Adam Savage tours the exhibit to show you some of his favorite items. From rare camera equipment to pre-production artwork and film props, these objects connect us to one of cinema's greatest minds.
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Comments • 604

  • Matt Smith
    Matt Smith 8 days ago

    The one film missing at 10:18 - 1969 Faking the Apollo 11 Moon Landings, his greatest work. He really was a Cinematic genius and very much missed.

  • Daniel Cullen
    Daniel Cullen 10 days ago

    It's so cool Adam got to put his maze in the exhibit. He deserves it for sure, after all that work he put into it

  • Pat Fitzgerald
    Pat Fitzgerald 17 days ago

    Why is he always so proud to wear nasa emblems when it’s such a corrupt establishment that suppresses information that could benefit humankind. booooo 👎

  • Hip48Xn3
    Hip48Xn3 25 days ago +1

    who else was waiting for adam to bust a nut over frickin lenses?

  • 27 days ago

    Heh people forget he was a Jew

  • _Texas_Pete_ Beats_The_Meat_

    Sudden Benedict Cumberbatch fetus replica @ 5:33 😆😆😆😆!

  • Wlad Yarosh
    Wlad Yarosh Month ago

    5:20 Soviet Rubles

  • droan999
    droan999 Month ago

    Viddy well Adam viddy well

  • Sergeant Savage
    Sergeant Savage Month ago

    We are still fooling them Stan.

  • Fat Acrobat
    Fat Acrobat Month ago

    Kinda funny seeing Adam wear that NASA jacket and knowing how people say Kubrick filmed the moon landing..

  • Niels Gaatjeniksaan

    not going to lie but the movie whas pretty bad

  • Daniel Lee
    Daniel Lee Month ago

    “Moon walking rip Stanley Kubrick”

  • WhiteyMcWhiteWhite
    WhiteyMcWhiteWhite Month ago

    And that's why Barry Lyndon is my top 3. A Clockwork/Barry Lyndon/2001

  • OakMountain Entertainment

    Godfather of cinma

  • mangaka08
    mangaka08 Month ago

    Kubrick was what you get when a highly intelligent individual is also highly creative.

  • Mike Heinicke
    Mike Heinicke Month ago

    Adam thinks we landed on the moon.... lol.

  • J Masked
    J Masked Month ago

    I've always wondered what was meant to be so groundbreaking about that scene in Barry Lyndon. All of the lens manufacturers at the time could have made a lens as fast as the one from NASA, however, when a lens is that wide open it is very poor quality, it wouldn't have passed their quality standards for consumer use at the time, hence why only NASA had one, because they simply needed it for their low light applications, whether the result would be quality or not. Whenever I see the scenes in Barry Lyndon, it's all good and nice, but it is so soft and lacking sharpness I just don't get the big deal about it and why it's such enduring trivia. Plus, the triple wick candles have an over-the-top appearance in the scenes.

  • jilly G
    jilly G Month ago

    It is in Germany just now and then Spain....I hope it will come back to the US at some point I absolutely have to see this exhibition #BucketList

  • Ulrik Falkenberg
    Ulrik Falkenberg Month ago

    Where can I buy that jacket!!! is it alpha inc. or?

  • Jack Roberts
    Jack Roberts Month ago

    this was a cool ass video

  • marty one
    marty one Month ago

    I bet SK would never do CGI

  • kamalindsey
    kamalindsey Month ago

    Modern filmmakers hate him because they think he is sexist

  • morganfreemanwannabe
    morganfreemanwannabe 2 months ago

    5:05 *unimpressedly* Oh, nice. Shining Maze- that looks pretty good. Fucking Adam, lol.

  • Dale Rockwell
    Dale Rockwell 2 months ago +1

    kubrick and nasa cameras i feel a conspiracy

    • Dale Rockwell
      Dale Rockwell Month ago +1

      Tisbonus oh I wouldn’t doubt it every time someone says it can’t be they dig something else up

    • Tisbonus
      Tisbonus Month ago +1

      Dale Rockwell there are pictures of Stanley and NASA heads at MGM UK in the early to mid 60's. Fact.

  • ash man
    ash man 2 months ago

    A fake "scientist" visits a faker directors fake museum.

  • KenRaw
    KenRaw 2 months ago

    My god, this dude is german level 100

  • Kevin Carter
    Kevin Carter 2 months ago

    Why o why is there nothing from the fantastic The Killing

  • adamgh0
    adamgh0 2 months ago

    If only they had Nicole Kidman's panties from Eyes Wide Shut.

  • Channel for comments
    Channel for comments 2 months ago

    Why is a Stanley Kubrick exhibit at the Jewish Contemporary museum?

  • Damian Knight
    Damian Knight 3 months ago

    when is this coming to the UK?

  • muscampro
    muscampro 3 months ago

    ...minute 1:18....this is Mitchell 35 mm cinema camera ?!?! ....I think he was wrong... 65 mm Mitchell camera !

  • Dis jointed
    Dis jointed 3 months ago

    is this the myth busters guy

  • kh40yr
    kh40yr 3 months ago

    The full moon rising balloon,,used by the bounty hunters in A.I. The "Mr Know" framed sketch at 4:04,,look at that and tell me what you see. Naughty, Naughty Stanley!!

  • Fidel
    Fidel 3 months ago

    Assorted 35mm focal lengths, amazing.

  • VoxelGaming
    VoxelGaming 3 months ago +1

    Would have been cool to see some more Full Metal Jacket stuff.

  • Joe Brumfield
    Joe Brumfield 3 months ago

    Brilliant stuff. Thanks for sharing Adam. I'll look for this collection on display.

  • Owen Harris
    Owen Harris 3 months ago

    Adam is fucking lair...

  • moeshickenyay
    moeshickenyay 3 months ago

    Great Exhibit, saw it in Toronto as well. Remember seeing the huge fish eye lens for the Hal 9000 memory core scene in this display, which was particularly huge and impressive. Upstairs they had a whole collection of his lens that I was drooling over, and his modified 35mm cinema camera, just sitting there with little to no supervisions I thought about taking a bolt off the camera assembly as a souvenir. No one was around at all, zilch security, i probably could have rolled the whole camera out the with no one noticing. Also had his research files, and mock up pictures, the man was fastidious and consistent about his research. Yah, the real interesting part of the exhibition was upstairs being totally ignored by the public, staff, and security and this was the real peek behind curtains of the mans creative process, people just wanted to see the bling and completely ignored this treasure trove of his real genius.

  • Bradley8936
    Bradley8936 3 months ago

    doesnt kubrick look kinda like Dan Harmon?

  • LifeofBenji
    LifeofBenji 3 months ago

    My grandpa personally knows the man who acquired the penis sculpture way back to anyone asking.

  • chowlaishanamy Amy
    chowlaishanamy Amy 4 months ago +1

    Heard about NASA lens did specific job for Kubrick. Your explanation is really comprehensive. Thanks Adam. Thanks Tested.

  • Fuzzyscarfandmittens
    Fuzzyscarfandmittens 4 months ago

    I'm jealous. I would have loved to have seen this thing but it never came by anywhere close to where I was.
    I've always loved Kubrick's work. He's one of the greatest directors that ever lived. One part genius. One part obsessed creep. One part utter madman all rolled up into one.

  • KipperBill
    KipperBill 4 months ago

    My hands were in my mouthy when I saw HAL

  • hal900x
    hal900x 4 months ago

    My all-time favorite director. Some day, another perfectionist will come along, when the time is right and historical biopics have a resurgence. They will use all his research to recreate Napoleon. Perhaps, maybe, will enough passion and dedication, that person may be me.

  • Cold Fito
    Cold Fito 4 months ago

    Adam geeking out makes me happy

  • existe_mas
    existe_mas 4 months ago

    At 4:12 those buildings shaped like women remind me a lot of the girl statues in Blade runner 2049 I wonder if that inspired the concept art of the film!

  • Jeffrey Thomas Allen
    Jeffrey Thomas Allen 4 months ago

    For the record - The "Fast Lenses" were designed and made by "Zeiss" for NASA (they were not made by NASA)

  • renzorco
    renzorco 4 months ago

    5:04 looooool

  • TheJagjr4450
    TheJagjr4450 4 months ago

    A Zeiss .7 would be tens of thousands at the time if not more... hell a 1.2 50mm is currently over $1200 which is about half as fast.

  • CLKnight 200
    CLKnight 200 4 months ago +1

    What is the music playing in the first minute of the video?

  • Deep Theory
    Deep Theory 4 months ago

    I just uploaded part one of a three-part series that tries to explain 2001 Space Odyssey. You're welcome to check it out, and tell me if it makes any sense. Cheers!

  • Rodrigo Olvera
    Rodrigo Olvera 4 months ago

    The best exhibition of Kubrick was on Mexico City, at Cineteca Nacional.

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  • Javier Diaz
    Javier Diaz 4 months ago

    When is the exhibit coming to New York?

  • Ruben Kelevra
    Ruben Kelevra 4 months ago

    This zooming is anoying, did you changed the camera man? 😕

  • Ruben Kelevra
    Ruben Kelevra 4 months ago

    Please start shooting in 60 fps, these stuttering 24 fps with the fast shutter speed looks awful

  • David Campbell
    David Campbell 5 months ago

    I enjoyed both Space Odyssey movies, I just wish they would have made the other two books into movies.

  • David Campbell
    David Campbell 5 months ago

    I wish I could afford to live in SF.

  • Claude Smoot
    Claude Smoot 5 months ago

    I'd burn ants with those lenses.

  • Funk Enstein
    Funk Enstein 5 months ago

    He could have made this video several hours longer and I'd have watched it all.

  • michaelmisanthrope
    michaelmisanthrope 5 months ago

    Really cool insider POV. Thanks.

  • Rhys Bond
    Rhys Bond 5 months ago

    Fyi. I grow up in elstree, my family home was short distance from MGM backlot, a close family friend had the female ape costume from 2001 a space Odyssey. I belief he still has it.

  • Rem Acu Tetigisti
    Rem Acu Tetigisti 5 months ago

    Why did they hold this at a Jew museum? This city has two other first rate modern museums with top facilities.
    Just asking.

  • mike .D
    mike .D 5 months ago

    Cover up artist !

  • bepowerification
    bepowerification 5 months ago

    I just learned two things: 1) Stanley Kubrick was jewish 2) Stanley Kubrick doesn't live anymore. - I feel dumb.

  • Mastiff Myths, Legends and Lore

    So many people made these props but only one faget Jew gets the credit that's the way of the world people

  • 1 Bad Jesus
    1 Bad Jesus 5 months ago

    thank you for this!! I'll never forgive myself for not making the time to visit the exhibit when it was at the MoCA in LA.

  • Melquiades
    Melquiades 5 months ago

    Me alegra haberlo visitado cuando estaba en exhibición en Monterrey México!

  • SevenDeMagnus
    SevenDeMagnus 5 months ago

    Thanks. He's so technical.

  • Mikhail Razor
    Mikhail Razor 5 months ago

    I've never seen someone nerdgasm so hard.

  • José Marcelo Alquéres

    Amazing review of the expo. Thanks a lot.

  • Guy Rutledge
    Guy Rutledge 6 months ago

    The computer in 2001 Space Odyssey say was supposed to be an IBM, but since it screws up IBM wouldn't allow it to be so, so you got HAL..... H A L each letter is the one before I B M

    • Tisbonus
      Tisbonus Month ago

      Guy Rutledge IBM wasn't aware. Stanley sent over a hand written memo which informed them that the computer in the movie would go rogue and kill innocent people. IBM didn't seem to care and stayed on as a consultant.

  • Nick Jermy
    Nick Jermy 6 months ago

    Norm is so awkward. Every episode haha.

  • fuzzywzhe
    fuzzywzhe 6 months ago

    Who upvotes this crap?
    It's all blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah. Fuck this presentation is so fucking slow, I just started looking up information on a search engine.

  • ThinkingManNeil
    ThinkingManNeil 6 months ago

    Great vid. I was fascinated with the way Kubrick shot Barry Lyndon, too, and seeing the Mitchell camera and lens there was a real treat. Thanks, Adam!

  • neville douglas
    neville douglas 6 months ago


  • sainanan
    sainanan 6 months ago

    Nice Futura font all over the exhibit!

  • Mike Brownlee
    Mike Brownlee 6 months ago

    people still have no clue.

  • theChain120
    theChain120 7 months ago

    that subtle cymbal scratch at 4:56 was a very nice nod :D

  • Sultan A.
    Sultan A. 7 months ago +2

    1:40 Correction: FOR NASA, not BY NASA. Zeiss made them.

  • T B
    T B 7 months ago +1

    Wasn't Kubrick a pedophile?

  • hifijohn
    hifijohn 7 months ago

    and you dont have to be jewish to enjoy it!!

  • P.R.J. Carlstedt
    P.R.J. Carlstedt 7 months ago

    I saw it in Copenhagen, it was pretty nice experience that definitely improved the vacation.

  • Villordsutch
    Villordsutch 7 months ago

    Adam have you ever spoken to the British investigative journalist Jon Ronson about Stanley Kubrick? If not I think you should. You may like it.

  • Designsbyg
    Designsbyg 7 months ago

    That Mitchell camera REALLY looks like a 70mm, although you say its 35mm....

    • My3dviews
      My3dviews 6 months ago

      I found this video, which shows a guy loading the 35mm film into a similar Mitchell camera. The top part of the camera holds a preloaded film cartridge that fits inside. There would also be a mechanism that drives the reels that makes it as wide as it is:
      This is a fairly old camera, so probably doesn't use as small parts as a more modern 35mm camera would.
      The extra wide probably has little to do with the type of lenses that can be used on it, but more to do with the drive mechanisms.

    • Designsbyg
      Designsbyg 6 months ago

      I stand corrected....thank you. The magazines are much wider than normal, hence the camera being wider as well, as to hold a much larger lens set...correct?

    • My3dviews
      My3dviews 6 months ago

      It was a Mitchell 35mm camera.

  • Jose Sandoval
    Jose Sandoval 7 months ago

    The Shining maze LOL

  • Doctor JP
    Doctor JP 7 months ago +38

    Like Kubrick, Tommy Wiseau bought the equipment, a genius of modern cinema

  • Cosmicblast77
    Cosmicblast77 7 months ago

    I was hoping to see one of the space pods of 2001, so a bit disappointed. 👻

  • Arturas Karbocius
    Arturas Karbocius 7 months ago

    2001 space Odyssey is astronauts helmet is reptilian looking ? Gordon Gekko (Gecko) greed is good :)))))))))))))))))))))))

  • Sebastian Mustermann
    Sebastian Mustermann 7 months ago

    The lenses are one of the holy grails of photography. They're so fast it's ridicolous, even though that also makes them almost useless.

  • Will Townsend
    Will Townsend 7 months ago

    Never went over 2001

  • M. Rajoy
    M. Rajoy 7 months ago

    LOOOOL f0.7

  • Alan Ladd seine Katze
    Alan Ladd seine Katze 7 months ago

    Not covering his second best movie, The Killing (first w/o question being Dr. Strangelove)?
    After all those years people should finally accept Sterling Hayden as being one of the greatest actors of all time.

  • TheDroidBay
    TheDroidBay 7 months ago

    10:45 the ironically inexpert zoom as he says "the lenses, and the equipment and the dedication"

  • Patavinity
    Patavinity 8 months ago +1

    So fucking cool. Dope jacket too.

  • Moldavone
    Moldavone 8 months ago

    What's that guy's accent?

  • Tom Caine
    Tom Caine 8 months ago +1

    It's sad that the space ship models from 2001 are probably replicas as Kubrick has the originals destroyed. Apparently someone found the space station in a field somewhere and photographed it but didn't think to actually salvage it. I'm pretty sure it could have been restored.

  • Drew M-R
    Drew M-R 8 months ago

    Did a video that SHOWS the Hal 9000 call Chewbacca the best nonhuman character in cinema history? I mean, I love Chewbacca, but come on.

    • Drew M-R
      Drew M-R 6 months ago

      My3dviews I guess that makes more sense. Hal is really more a set piece than a character for most of the movie, but especially in his last scene I think he should qualify, even though he’s physically basically just a little circle with a red dot.

    • My3dviews
      My3dviews 6 months ago

      I think he meant live action character. Hal's character is mainly just a voice.

  • truck2224
    truck2224 9 months ago +1

    I need to shoot on 35mm someday