2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey

On 5 December 2014, Stanley Kubrik’s sci-fi masterpiece, 2001:A Space Odyssey, was shown at the iMax cinema at Millennium Point, Birmingham, as part of the British Film Institute’s “Sci-Fi: Days of Fears and Wonder” season.  Many of the Art and Media Studies students are keen sci-fi enthusiasts and a group of them made the short journey to experience Kubrik’s vision of the future on a grand scale.  A2 Art and Design student, Paul, offers his thoughts on the film:

“2001: A Space Odyssey is the greatest film ever made; it envelops the entirety of human evolution from ape-man to spaceman. Just like Picasso's work, 2001 does not follow the worn-out and prefabricated formula of its time. Considering its 1968 release date - 1 year before man even landed on the moon - I believe this film’s impact on popular culture and later cinema, such as Star Wars (1977), is enough reason to view it. It is a masterpiece of monolithic proportions!”

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