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2001: A Space Odyssey

"Arthur. C. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick = Sci-Fi Geniuses"

"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 by Stanley Kubrick

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.

Review

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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