2001: A Space Odyssey

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The ultimate trip.

Stanley Kubrick's ambitious science-fiction epic, billed as "a countdown to tomorrow, a road map to human destiny, a quest for the infinite".

Kubrick starts with human's prehistoric ape-ancestry past, then leaps millenia (via one of the most mind-blowing jump cuts ever conceived) into colonized space, and ultimately whisks astronaut Bowman (Keir Dullea) into uncharted realms of spacey.

Trailers

Awards

Best Special Visual Effects, Academy Awards 1969

Directed by

Science Fiction, Classic

141mins

Rating: G

UK, USA

Total Film (UK)

press

With the release of Stanley Kubrick's enigmatic space spectacle in 1968, the science-fiction film finally came of age.

Guardian (UK)

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Like all good speculations, it leaves the spectator up in the air with a tantalising vision as food for thought.

Time Out New York

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Lingers on the mind like a tall, black riddle: Where are the new bones, the new tools, that will take us higher? Do we even deserve them?

Empire (UK)

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Awesome, influential, mind-blowing, cool, obsessional, pretentious.

Chicago Sun-Times (Roger Ebert)

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The film creates its effects essentially out of visuals and music. It is meditative. It does not cater to us, but wants to inspire us, enlarge us.

New York Times

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Somewhere between hypnotic and immensely boring.
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A Brooding and Surreal Experience, Essential for All Fans of Cinema!

A fascinating and immersive yet confusing cinematic experience directed by the one and only: Stanley Kubrick, which is reason enough for it to be classified as a classic.

The film takes the viewer through cinematography of indescribable beauty and brooding soundtracks which work hand in hand to create an atmospheric and surreal (I'll also add majestic and profound) journey through man's space, dealing with themes such as humanity, mystery, death, birth, and life along the way.

This film is pretty much asking to be rewatched, and hopefully from a second viewing I'll discover more about this (not lightly labelled) masterpiece.


2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey remains the best sci-fi film ever made, thanks to revolutionary special effects, meticulously crafted sound design, a passion for the intimidating beauty of the unknown and a keen sense of adventure; despite making you feel like you had to be around at the time to fully absorb its genius and impact.


A classic buy Kubrick

Out of all his works this is the one I love the most a true scifi classic that has parts ripped of today in comedys and other sci fi films way ahead of his time