"Arthur. C. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick = Sci-Fi
"THE definition of Sci-Fi"
"One of the greatest movies ever made..."
" A cinematic masterpiece"
" The Greatest Science fiction Film ever created"
2001: A Space Odyssey - Widescreen
A highly evolved civilisation sets up mysterious
monolithic objects on Earth, the Moon, and in orbit around Jupiter, which
impart vital survival information to ancient man, and later signal man to
travel deep into space. When man arrives on the great civilisation's
planet he is reborn with immense powers of wisdom and strength.
Confirming that art and commerce can co-exist, 2001: A
Space Odyssey was the biggest box-office hit of 1968, remains the
greatest science fiction film yet made and is among the most
revolutionary, challenging and debated work of the 20th century. It begins
within a pre-historic age. A black monolith uplifts the intelligence of a
group of apes on the African plains. The most famous edit in cinema
introduces the 21st century, and after a second monolith is found on the
moon a mission is launched to Jupiter. On the spacecraft are Bowman (Keir
Dullea) and Poole (Gary Lockwood), along with the most famous computer in
fiction, HAL. Their adventure will be, as per the original title, a
"journey beyond the stars". Written by Arthur C
Clarke and Stanley Kubrick, 2001 elevated the SF film to entirely
new levels, being rigorously constructed with a story on the most epic of
scales. Four years in the making and filmed in 70 mm, the attention to
detail is staggering and four decades later barely any aspect of the film
looks dated, the visual richness and elegant pacing creating the sense of
actually being in space more convincingly than any other film.
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