2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968) GARY LOCKWOOD TTO 016FOH
What is there left to be said about Stanley Kubrick’s deep-space masterpiece. Not only is it the greatest work of science fiction ever put on screen, it’s one of the greatest films ever made in any genre. More than 50 years after its debut, audiences are still enraptured and perplexed by this profound tale of evolution and extra terrestrial contact, as a series of sleek black monoliths appear to spur on human evolution, from the birth of technology, to the creation of a new star. Along the way, astronaut David Bowman (Keir Dullea) must contend with a malevolent onboard computer, but the film is really about space itself – its beauty, silence and vast emptiness. It is a film that rewards repeat viewing again and again, and whenever the opportunity to see it on the big screen arises (this was my second such occasion), it should not be passed up.

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