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December 9, 2008

Bad light did not stop play

srikanth @ 9:04 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1228856664 ) Play

Identify and connect.

Cracked by Goyal , Rc (Conspiracys aside :-) ), shenoyvarun86 and Atul Mathew.


  1. Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon
  2. The Apollo Moon Landings

Special high-speed lenses were developed for the Apollo missions  to allow filming in low-light environments. Kubrick used the same lenses in his classic film Barry Lyndon to allow him to shoot with natural light sources (e.g. candle light).

7 Responses to “Bad light did not stop play”

  1. Goyal

    From Wiki:

    The film is famous for its cinematography, which was overseen by director of photography John Alcott (who won an Oscar for his work), and for the technical innovations that made some of its most spectacular images possible.

    Alcott used three f/0.70 lenses developed by Zeiss for NASA for use in the Apollo moon landings, which Kubrick discovered in his search for a lens that could film in low-light situations. The super-fast lens allowed him to shoot scenes lit with actual candlelight with an average lighting volume of only three candlepower. In fact, the film features the largest lens aperture in film history.

  2. Rc

    How could the flag flutter when there\\\\\\\’s no wind on the moon? During an interview with Stanley Kubrick\\\\\\\’s widow an extraordinary story came to light. She claims Kubrick and other Hollywood producers were recruited to help the U.S. win the high stakes race to the moon. In order to finance the space program through public funds, the U.S. government needed huge popular support, and that meant they couldn\\\\\\\’t afford any expensive public relations failures. Fearing that no live pictures could be transmitted from the first moon landing, President Nixon enlisted the creative efforts of Kubrick, whose 2001: a Space Odyssey (1968) had provided much inspiration, to ensure promotional opportunities wouldn\\\\\\\’t be missed. In return, Kubrick got a special NASA lens to help him shoot Barry Lyndon (1975). A subtle blend of facts, fiction and hypothesis around the first landing on the moon, Dark Side Of The Moon illustrates how the truth can be twisted by the manipulation of images

  3. Barry Lyndon the Kubrick classic and Apollo
    The lenses used for filming the movie scenes by a certain Alcott and the ones used during moon landings were the same.
    The super-fast lens allowed him to shoot scenes lit with actual candlelight with an average lighting volume

  4. 1-Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon
    2-Apollo Moon Landings

    John Alcott used three f/0.70 lenses devloped by Zeiss for NASA for the Moon landings.

  5. Ajay Parasuram

    1. Barry Lyndon
    2. Appollo Landing

    Connect – Lyndon Johnson

  6. akhi

    Wild guess. Guns n’ roses-> Hammer smith Apollo concert(pardon me if i am horribly horribly wrong).Their new album/tour(chinese democracy) was ‘filled’ with delays,leaked tracks ,title conflict with the offspring which turned out to be April fool’s joke, their long delayed album being banned by china,Dr.Pepper being sued .. et al

    ( ROFL if i am totally wrong! ) :)

  7. Dibyo

    something to with the eagle had landed or something?

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