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Welcome to REBEL :: GARY LOCKWOOD ONLINE a haven for fans of actor and producer Gary Lockwood. Best known for his roles as Dr. Frank Poole in the Stanley Kubrick classic science fiction masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey, Gary also guest starred in the second of two pilots for the classic series Star Trek as Lt. Cmdr Gary Mitchell of the USS Enterprise. Gary also played "Toots" in Splendor In The Grass, and many other films and guest starring roles in various episodic television series. If you're a fan of Gary's please consider coming back often to see any updates to the site.

                    

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This video is from back in 2014, but Gary and Keir Dullea (Dave Bowman) talk to IGN about the reasons 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY is the most important SciFi film of all time. I’d have to say I agree with eveything they say. It still galls me how everyone keeps saying the most important film was George Lucas’ 1977 Star Wars. It wasn’t. Star Wars always has been more of an adventure film, while it has science fiction elements to it, it is still largely based on the Saturday morning serials that touches tangentially on the Joseph Campbell mythos of A Hero With A Thousand Faces. But if we judge which film had the most impact on the science fiction genre on a whole, 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY is by far THE most important film bar none.


… most confusing film of all time. Not too surprising. They named other films such as Andrei Tarkovsky’s Solaris, Christopher Nolan’s Memento, and David Lynch’s Naked Lunch. Here’s what they had to say about Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece:

1. 2001: A Space Odyssey

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Often cited as one of the greatest visual directors, Stanley Kubrick never played it safe when it came to choosing subject matter for his films. A Clockwork Orange is a violent tale about freedom of choice, Eyes Wide Shut is a study of elite obsession, and 2001: A Space Odyssey is about the evolution of humans, or so we think. Honestly, there have been so many discussions on what 2001 is actually about that even 48 years after its release, it’s still one of the most talked about movies in history.

The scene that sparks the most discussion is the film’s trippy ending in which astronaut Dave is sucked into a psychedelic wormhole that looks like a Pink Floyd laser show. Once through, Dave watches himself age in a mysterious room. Dave grows old and dies in a matter of minutes, seemingly, and is then reborn as a giant baby in a bubble to journey back to Earth. A master visual storyteller, Kubrick doesn’t clear anything up with any dialog, and while some of the questions it poses are answered by its less acclaimed sequel, the ending to 2001 still baffles most audiences that watch it today, making it our pick for the most talked about confusing movie of all time.

SOURCE: SCREENRANT


I just found this on that bastion of video…. And may I say it’s one of the best discussions I’ve had the pleasure to listen to on 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. The video was from a discussion held in England back in April of this year where Gary, Keir (Dave Bowman), scientist and astrophysicist Dr. Brian Cox, film historian Christopher Frayling and moderator Matthew Sweet talked about the film for the BFI (British Film Institute) film series. A fascinating talk where we get a more tunneled look into the film and Stanley Kubrick’s motivations, plus some interesting insights about Arthur C. Clarke’s view on the film. Here we get a little more from Gary on the filming of the movie, plus some of his storied tales of making the film and the aftermath. I love hearing Gary talk about his feelings on Stanley and the infamous “shut down” they had where Gary then came up with one of the best scenes in the film where Frank and Dave are in the pod discussing the shutdown of the HAL-9000 (Douglas Rain).


I have an article of Gary from 1987 with Starlog Magazine. Here Gary talks about his start in films, the impact of starring in the second STAR TREK pilot as Lt. Cmdr. Gary Mitchell, and making 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY with Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clark and his co-star Keir Dullea. You can find the transcription of the article [ here ].

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Gary played the part of Dr. Frank Poole in the classic science-fiction film 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY directed by the late Stanley Kubrick. For almost a half century, Gary as well as his co-star Keir Dullea have traveled all over the world discussing this groundbreaking film to amazed audiences. Critics and other filmmakers alike have praised Kubrick for his artistic prowess as well as his vision in depicting space as it should have been seen. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY has influenced many filmmakers such as George Lucas, Ridley Scott, Darren Aronofksy, David Lynch, Danny Boyle, Christopher Nolan, and many others who have used Kubrick’s style to fill their own films with similar production values. Both Gary and Keir attend conventions, special screenings and question and answer sessions discussing the making of the film. The film came from a novella called The Sentinel written by novelist Arthur C. Clark, however, Clark expanded this story to accommodate Kubrick’s vision. Ridley Scott’s production company have purchased the rights to Clark’s final book in the quatrology and are making a mini series based on the events that happened in 3001: Odyssey Four when the body of Frank Poole is retrieved in the future.

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As the title says, welcome to what I hope will be an ongoing project in chronicling the career of actor and producer Gary Lockwood. Gary starred alongside Keir Dullea, who played Commander David Bowman, in the Stanly Kubrick classic 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY as Astronaut Frank Poole. Gary also has the distinction of having starred in the second pilot of the Gene Roddenberry groundbreaking science-fiction series STAR TREK as Lt. Cmdr Gary Mitchell, the man who became a god. I’m not sure how big I hope to make this site, I just know I needed a place to put some of the images of Gary I’ve collected over the past year as I’ve built my site dedicated to his good friend Keir Dullea. For now whatever is included in the site I hope you enjoy. Thanks for stopping by and for looking us up.