Stanley Kubrick's sci-fi epic that set the bar for futuristic film and has inspired artists and filmmakers ever since
Arguably one of the greatest films ever made. 50 years ago, Director Stanley Kubrick released his groundbreaking sci-fi epic, 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. Long recognised as one of the greatest works of science fiction of all time, and a landmark of 1960s cinema, Kubrick's seminal film is celebrated for its technological realism, its innovative Oscar-winning special effects and its bold use of music.The film brought worldwide fame and recognition to both Richard Strauss' Also sprach Zarathustra and the music of Gyorgy Ligeti, and created one of cinema's most memorable musical images, as spaceships orbit planets to the strains of Johann Strauss' Blue Danube waltz.
With 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, director Stanley Kubrick redefined the limits of filmmaking and cemented his legacy as one of the most revolutionary and influential film directors of all time. Originally released in 70mm Cinerama roadshow format on April 4, 1968, the film ignited the imaginations of critics and audiences alike and its impact continues to resonate to this day.