Keir Dullea & Gary Lockwood, Tom Hanks & Quentin Tarantino: Academy Screenings

Tom Hanks Keir Dullea Gary Lockwood 2001: A Space OdysseySeated, left to right: Douglas Trumbull, Tom Hanks and Buzz Aldrin. Standing, left to right: Bruce Logan, Sid Ganis, Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood and Daniel Richter at Academy's '2001: A Space Odyssey' event.

'2001: A Space Odyssey' Academy event: Cast members Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood, special effects artist Douglas Trumbull and fan Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks, who fell under the spell of 2001: A Space Odyssey way back when, introduced the 40th Anniversary screening of Stanley Kubrick's 1968 science-fiction masterpiece this past Friday, April 25, '08. Others in attendance at the event, held at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, were the film's two stars, Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood.

In addition to veteran and three-time Oscar-nominated visual effects artist Douglas Trumbull (Close Encounters of the Third Kind, 1977; Star Trek, 1979; Blade Runner, 1982), visual effects artist and cinematographer Bruce Logan (Star Wars, Batman Forever), and filmmaker Irvin Kershner (The Empire Strikes Back, Never Say Never Again).

Click on the image above to enlarge it. And see below more images from the Academy's 2001: A Space Odyssey evening.

Keir Dullea 2001: A Space Odyssey lucky astronautKeir Dullea: '2001: A Space Odyssey' astronaut – the lucky one.

Keir Dullea movies

In the last (nearly) five decades, Keir Dullea has been featured in about 30 feature films.

Aside from 2001: A Space Odyssey, here's a quartet of notable titles, all from the 1960s – Dullea's peak movie years:

Gary Lockwood 2001: A Space Odyssey unlucky astronautGary Lockwood: '2001: A Space Odyssey' astronaut – the unlucky one.

Gary Lockwood movies

Gary Lockwood had a modest film career: mostly minor supporting roles in about 20 films in the last five decades. Titles include the following:

  • Splendor in the Grass (1961).
    Dir.: Elia Kazan.
    Cast: Natalie Wood. Warren Beatty. Gary Lockwood (minor role).
  • Firecreek (1968).
    Dir.: Vincent McEveety.
    Cast: James Stewart. Henry Fonda. Inger Stevens. Gary Lockwood. Dean Jagger. Ed Begley. Jack Elam. Jay C. Flippen. BarBara Luna.
  • Terror in Paradise (1995).
    Dir.: Peer J. Oppenheimer.
    Cast: Gary Lockwood. Joanna Pettet. David Anthony Smith. Leslie Ryan.

'2001: A Space Odyssey' Academy screening images

And here are more images from the Academy's 2001: A Space Odyssey presentation.

Tom Hanks 2001: A Space OdysseyTom Hanks introduces '2001: A Space Odyssey' screening.
Douglas Trumbull 2001: A Space Odyssey Daniel Richter Moon-WatcherDouglas Trumbull and Daniel Richter (Moon-Watcher in '2001: A Space Odyssey').
Keir Dullea Tom Hanks two-time Best Actor Oscar winnerKeir Dullea and two-time Best Actor Oscar winner Tom Hanks ('Philadelphia,' 1993; 'Forrest Gump,' 1994).
Bruce Logan Visual effects artist and cinematographerVisual effects artist and cinematographer Bruce Logan.
Irvin Kershner Eyes of Laura Mars Academy President Sid GanisIrvin Kershner ('Eyes of Laura Mars') and Academy President Sid Ganis.
Apollo 11 Buzz Aldrin Lunar Module Pilot Keir DulleaLunar Module Pilot on Apollo 11 Buzz Aldrin (played by Larry Williams in 'Apollo 13') and Keir Dullea.
Keir Dullea Gary Lockwood 2001: A Space Odyssey actorsKeir Dullea and Gary Lockwood: '2001: A Space Odyssey' actors.

Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood photo: Greg Harbaugh / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Tom Hanks, Daniel Richter, Douglas Trumbull, and all other 2001: A Space Odyssey screening images: Todd Wawrychuk / © A.M.P.A.S.

Quentin Tarantino talks at Pulp Fiction screeningQuentin Tarantino talks while Pulp Fictionalists listen.

Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, editor Sally Menken: Academy's 'Pulp Fiction' screening

The 1994 Best Picture nominee Pulp Fiction was screened as part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' “Great To Be Nominated” series on Monday, April 28, at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

Produced by Lawrence Bender, Pulp Fiction was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture. It won for Best Original Screenplay. In the cast:

John Travolta. Uma Thurman. Bruce Willis. Samuel L. Jackson. Eric Stoltz. Maria de Medeiros. Tim Roth. Amanda Plummer. Rosanna Arquette. Steve Buscemi. Alexis Arquette. Harvey Keitel. Julia Sweeney.

Quentin Tarantino at Pulp Fiction Academy screeningQuentin Tarantino keeps on talking.

'Pulp Fiction' reunion

Following the screening, several Pulp Fiction veterans took part in a panel discussion about the making of the film. They were:

  • Oscar-nominated editor Sally Menke.
  • Cast members Julia Sweeney (“Raquel”) and Stephen Hibbert (“The Gimp”).
  • Production designer David Wasco.
  • Set decorator Sandy Reynolds-Wasco.
  • Costume designer Betsy Heimann.
  • Executive producers Richard N. Gladstein and Stacey Sher.
  • Director/screenwriter Quentin Tarantino (who co-wrote the original “story” with Roger Avary).
  • Casting directors Ronnie Yeskel and Gary Zuckerbrod.
  • Sound editor Avram Dean Gold.

Quentin Tarantino at the mike photo: Greg Harbaugh / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Pulp Fiction group photo: Todd Wawrychuk / ©A.M.P.A.S.


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4 Comments to Keir Dullea & Gary Lockwood, Tom Hanks & Quentin Tarantino: Academy Screenings

  1. John Drake

    I was lucky enough to make it to this event in 2008. Great screening of a beautiful print and was honored to see Mr. Aldrin in the flesh.

    Tom Hanks wasn't the only celebrity in attendance - Angie Dickinson was in the audience! Was very exciting for this child of the '60s to be around so many superstars of my youth.

  2. Joe

    It would have been hilarious if Bart Seibrel would have shown up, and Buzz Aldrin and Gary Lockwood would have then proceeded to kick his ass, and as Bart was about to go down, Tom Hanks would have said, “Stupid is as stupid does” and then administered the coup de gras with a roundhouse right!

  3. james gulla

    What was the name of Gary Lockwoods high school track coach?

  4. Joe R. Frinzi

    The event looks like a 2001 fan's dream. Wish I could have attended. I have a replica facsimile of Lockwood's spacesuit that I'd love for him and the others to have seen. Thanks for sharing.