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 • 665

  • nikshmenga
    nikshmenga 9 days ago

    Considering the preparation for Napoleon it's easy to see why Stan made so few films.

  • AncientAbsWisdom
    AncientAbsWisdom 11 days ago

    When we were kids we had one of the helmet badges apparently. but it went missing years ago.

  • Rafael Marcos
    Rafael Marcos 26 days ago

    I want Dave's helmet.

    BOOK PILE Month ago

    Not as much amazingness, talent, or, art, in filmmaking today. Nothing is as impressive if all you have to have is a finger to press buttons. It required actual skill back in the day.

  • Nessie Andrew
    Nessie Andrew Month ago

    I just saw 2001. Pretty, pretty good.

  • Neil Aspinall
    Neil Aspinall 2 months ago

    Saw this Kubrick exhibition in Melbourne Australia a few years ago. Mesmerizing!

  • Neil Mcintosh
    Neil Mcintosh 2 months ago

    Bring this exhibition to Europe for fuck sake!

  • Wrongway346
    Wrongway346 2 months ago

    Dam... I would have love to see David Bowman helmet..from 2001. but only showed the monkey mask,,, it was right there beside it..

  • red
    red 2 months ago

    what is 4:57 from?

  • Kenton Clarkson
    Kenton Clarkson 2 months ago

    Thank you Stanley. And thank you Christianne for being the best wife a man ever had. Stanley could not have done it without her.

  • TheOldManEric
    TheOldManEric 2 months ago

    How in heavens name do you build an f0.7 lense, wow.

  • TheTukTuk2008
    TheTukTuk2008 2 months ago

    Thank you for the focus on the lenses!!!🙏

  • kliveo
    kliveo 2 months ago

    I wasn't lucky enough to go to this Kubrick exhibition, but really enjoyed Adam's coverage and guide. Is there a longer version of this video?

  • NOn Playable character
    NOn Playable character 2 months ago

    Wow I didn’t know this was in California 2 years ago 😭

  • A Healthy Young Rat 🐀

    9:01 I’m not poking fun at the curator’s accent, but I do enjoy how he pronounced “rivals”. English is a silly language to read at times.
    I really hope they utilize all of those notes for a film of Napoleon in the near future

  • What, me worry?
    What, me worry? 3 months ago

    At 6:17 , be surprising to make it move!

  • Dr m
    Dr m 3 months ago

    Love Barry Lyndon, 3+ hours, but pure gold

  • Kevin Morrison
    Kevin Morrison 3 months ago

    Cool that they would have the exhibit at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, given that Stanley Kubrick's family are Jewish immigrants.

  • Dise Nore
    Dise Nore 3 months ago

    Did they say how he died?

  • nadja rocha
    nadja rocha 3 months ago

    Lamentável não ter ganho um OSCAR como melhor filme.Vexatório para academia.

  • LKLM Media
    LKLM Media 3 months ago

    "Hhhh...Shining Maze...That looks pretty good..." followed by a fresh air walk away...CLASSIC - question is, was it the Kube's or the Savage version...

  • Erick Donaldson
    Erick Donaldson 3 months ago

    0:45 ya boi thicc

  • Carol Kewley
    Carol Kewley 3 months ago

    You worked on A.I.? Fantastic.

  • Matt Smith
    Matt Smith 4 months ago +1

    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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months ago +1

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

  • _Texas_Pete_ Beats_The_Meat_

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

  • Wlad Yarosh
    Wlad Yarosh 5 months ago

    5:20 Soviet Rubles

  • droan999
    droan999 5 months ago

    Viddy well Adam viddy well

  • Sergeant Savage
    Sergeant Savage 5 months ago

    We are still fooling them Stan.

  • Fat Acrobat
    Fat Acrobat 5 months ago

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

  • Nelis m
    Nelis m 5 months ago

    not going to lie but the movie whas pretty bad

  • Daniel Lee
    Daniel Lee 5 months ago

    “Moon walking rip Stanley Kubrick”

  • WhiteyMcWhiteWhite
    WhiteyMcWhiteWhite 5 months ago

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

  • OakMountain Entertainment

    Godfather of cinma

  • mangaka08
    mangaka08 5 months ago

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

  • Mike Heinicke
    Mike Heinicke 5 months ago

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

  • J Masked
    J Masked 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months ago

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

  • Jack Roberts
    Jack Roberts 5 months ago

    this was a cool ass video

  • marty one
    marty one 5 months ago

    I bet SK would never do CGI

  • morganfreemanwannabe
    morganfreemanwannabe 6 months ago

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

  • Dale Rockwell
    Dale Rockwell 6 months ago +1

    kubrick and nasa cameras i feel a conspiracy

    • Joe Cool
      Joe Cool 2 months ago

      Dale Rockwell except actual proof it was fake, funny about that

    • Dale Rockwell
      Dale Rockwell 5 months ago +1

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

    • Tisbonus
      Tisbonus 5 months 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 6 months ago

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

  • KenRaw
    KenRaw 6 months ago

    My god, this dude is german level 100

  • Kevin Carter
    Kevin Carter 6 months ago

    Why o why is there nothing from the fantastic The Killing

  • adamgh0
    adamgh0 6 months ago

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

  • Road Buster
    Road Buster 6 months ago

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

  • Damian Knight
    Damian Knight 7 months ago

    when is this coming to the UK?

  • muscampro
    muscampro 7 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 7 months ago

    is this the myth busters guy

  • kh40yr
    kh40yr 7 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 7 months ago

    Assorted 35mm focal lengths, amazing.

  • VoxelGaming
    VoxelGaming 7 months ago +2

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

  • Joe Brumfield
    Joe Brumfield 7 months ago

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

  • Owen Harris
    Owen Harris 7 months ago

    Adam is fucking lair...

  • moeshickenyay
    moeshickenyay 7 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 7 months ago

    doesnt kubrick look kinda like Dan Harmon?

  • LifeofBenji
    LifeofBenji 7 months ago

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

  • chowlaishanamy Amy
    chowlaishanamy Amy 7 months ago +1

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

  • Fuzzyscarfandmittens
    Fuzzyscarfandmittens 8 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 8 months ago

    My hands were in my mouthy when I saw HAL

  • hal900x
    hal900x 8 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 8 months ago

    Adam geeking out makes me happy

  • existe_mas
    existe_mas 8 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 Allen
    Jeffrey Allen 8 months ago

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

  • renzorco
    renzorco 8 months ago

    5:04 looooool

  • TheJagjr4450
    TheJagjr4450 8 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 8 months ago +1

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

  • Deep Theory
    Deep Theory 8 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 8 months ago

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

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  • Javier Diaz
    Javier Diaz 8 months ago

    When is the exhibit coming to New York?

  • Ruben Kelevra
    Ruben Kelevra 8 months ago

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

  • Ruben Kelevra
    Ruben Kelevra 8 months ago

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

  • Claude Smoot
    Claude Smoot 8 months ago

    I'd burn ants with those lenses.

  • Funk Enstein
    Funk Enstein 9 months ago

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

  • michaelmisanthrope
    michaelmisanthrope 9 months ago

    Really cool insider POV. Thanks.

  • Rhys Bond
    Rhys Bond 9 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 9 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 9 months ago

    Cover up artist !

  • bepowerification
    bepowerification 9 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 9 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 9 months ago

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

  • SevenDeMagnus
    SevenDeMagnus 9 months ago

    Thanks. He's so technical.

  • Mikhail Razor
    Mikhail Razor 9 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 10 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 5 months 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 10 months ago

    Norm is so awkward. Every episode haha.

  • fuzzywzhe
    fuzzywzhe 10 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 10 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!

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    neville douglas 10 months ago


  • sainanan
    sainanan 10 months ago

    Nice Futura font all over the exhibit!

  • Mike Brownlee
    Mike Brownlee 10 months ago

    people still have no clue.

  • theChain120
    theChain120 10 months ago

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

  • Sultan A.
    Sultan A. 10 months ago +2

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

    • Geographus666
      Geographus666 3 months ago

      I envy who ever has access to that objective. A Zeiss Planar 50mm f/0.7 is like the wet dream of any photography guy.
      AFAIK there were only ten of them ever made. Six are owned by NASA, one is in the Zeiss Museum and Kubrick had the remaining three.

  • B B
    B B 11 months ago +1

    Wasn't Kubrick a pedophile?