2001: A Space Odyssey

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Kubrick’s groundbreaking classic, undoubtedly the most influential science-fiction film of the 60’s, is a spellbinding masterpiece that can still make you dizzy with wonder.

Based on the novella ‘The Sentinel’ by Arthur C Clarke, the film quite literally changed our concept of space and spaceships, replacing the pencil-shaped rocketships with large constructions more commensurate with the vastness of deep space. Famous also for its use of Strauss, the story (such as it is) details man’s first confrontation with a higher power (the monolith, the representation of the mysterious force that seems to guide man), his struggle against machines of his own making and the distant future, where man’s life cycle becomes meaningless.

Stanley Kubrick / UK/USA 1968 / 2h29m / U – Contains some mild horror / Cast: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter, Leonard Rossiter, Margaret Tyzack.