KUBRICK: 20 YEARS ON
2001: A Space Odyssey
On one hand it’s hard to nail down on which of Stanley Kubrick’s films is the most significant… on the other hand, the easy answer is 2001: A Space Odyssey.
“An extraordinary, obsessive, beautiful work of art.” – Chicago Tribune
An imposing black structure provides a connection between the past and the future in this enigmatic adaptation of a short story by revered sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke. When Dr. Dave Bowman (Keir Dullea) and other astronauts are sent on a mysterious mission, their ship’s computer system, HAL, begins to display increasingly strange behavior, leading up to a tense showdown between man and machine that results in a mind-bending trek through space and time.
“You can watch 2001 as a visual journey with nary a thought for what’s under the surface or you can plunge into this vortex of interpretations. The great thing about 2001 is that either approach works fine. That’s why it endures.” – Washington Post