Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. There are so many incredible images associated with this film it’s difficult to know where to start or stop, but the ones that generally stick in my mind are those that highlight the amazing set design, and the lovely update of the 60′s air travel experience to space. One

Syd Mead designed the world I want to live in – a beautiful retro-futuristic mash up of Mid 20th Century Modern and Jetsons-style sci-fi. He is one of those talents that come only once or twice in a generation. The best of his images blend a 60′s creative optimism, with his industrial designer’s understanding of

Back to 1967 again with this. Billion Dollar Brain was Michael Caine’s third turn as spy Harry Palmer, and the film was directed by the great Ken Russell, apparently in what was his only director-for-hire outing.

The title sequence here was designed by Maurice Binder, on a sabbatical from the Bond sequences that made him

My interest in cars is generally directly proportional to how much spare cash I have available. Typically not very much, so for the most part, cars are not something that occupy too much of my thoughts. A few years back though, a small insurance payout presented me with a modest lump sum and

Gil Scott-Heron

I’ve long been a fan of the late Gil Scott-Heron, and on my last birthday was lucky to receive this book from my friend Nick. It’s a memoir, both of his upbringing as a black child in the Deep South of the 1950s, and of his musical career – and uses Stevie