2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey shot at Shepperton Studios. Filming began in late 1965 and continued for two years allowing plenty of time for the movie’s revolutionary visual effects to be developed. Given the scale the film also inhabited stages at MGM Borehamwood in Elstree. 

Kubrick himself took on the mantle of special photographic effects designer and director, something that would win him an Oscar.

Kubrick’s sets were expansive and brilliantly designed, with shooting kicking off with the moon excavation sequence where the monolith is (re)discovered, the elaborate set being constructed in Shepperton’s H Stage.