Ever since i joined letterboxd, nothing has scared me more than the idea of trying to write about 2001: a space odyssey this review may contain spoilers besides audiences avoiding the kubrick's film or the most part, many critics panned the film for being disappointing, pretentious and boring, reactions which would. On april 3, 1968, hundreds of audience members walked out of the theatrical premiere of a strange, long, dialogue-sparse science fiction film now regarded as one of the greatest science fiction films of all time, stanley kubrick's 2001: a space odyssey was first met with harsh reviews from critics. The films in question are stanley kubrick's 2001: a space odyssey, george a romero's night of the living dead, mel brooks' the producers, franklin j shaffner's planet of the apes, and roman polanski's rosemary's baby all of these are considered landmarks in their respective genres and for their. Review: michael benson's sprawling new book on stanley kubrick's masterpiece marks the classic's 50th anniversary with gripping behind-the-scenes however, opinions soon changed and 2001: a space odyssey eventually came to be considered one of the greatest science fiction movies of all time. Stanley kubrick's “2001: a space odyssey” had its world premiere april 2, 1968, at the uptown theater in northwest washington people in the audience were “ streaming out” before the film was over the next day, in new york city, 241exited early obviously, some viewers didn't know what hit 'em, or that. Since its premiere in 1968, the film 2001: a space odyssey has been analysed and interpreted by numerous people, ranging from professional movie critics to amateur writers and science fiction fans the director of the film, stanley kubrick, and the writer, arthur c clarke, wanted to leave the film open to philosophical and.
Stanley kubrick's 2001: a space odyssey is a classic of cinema, universally revered by film buffs as one of those experiences you simply have to see renata adler, writing in the new york times, said the film was “so completely absorbed in its own problems – its use of colour and space, its fanatical. It appears before prehistoric man as he is learning to hunt and then disappears before returning once man has perfected space travel yet while reviews will try and lend answers and interpretation to 2001, it is ultimately a very personal film to many its triumph lies in its scope director: stanley kubrick. Parents need to know that 2001: a space odyssey is the 1969 classic stanley kubrick adaptation of the arthur c clarke novel while many think it's one of the greatest films ever made and was the first of what would prove to be many big- budget hollywood science fiction films, the film's slow build and heady subject matter.
Directed by stanley kubrick with keir dullea, gary lockwood, william sylvester, daniel richter humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer hal 9000, sets off on a quest. 2001: a space odyssey movie reviews & metacritic score: 2001: a space odyssey is a countdown to tomorrow, a road map to human destiny, a quest for the infini these details are merely a means employed by kubrick and his distinguished screenplay collaborator arthur c clarke, to provoke the more limitless.
Among the classic hollywood films, none is an outlier in so many ways as stanley kubrick's 2001: a space odyssey it has no spoken 2001 deserves such gestures of veneration as its current spot on the most recent (2012) sight & sound survey of the world's greatest films: it stands at no 6, and it's the. So many words have been written in an attempt to analyze 2001: a space odyssey that any attempt to add something new or original is bound to fail the only thing that may be left up for grabs for analysis is the consideration of the status of stanley kubrick's groundbreaking film that revolutionized special. Stanley kubrick's 2001: a space odyssey took five years and $10 million to make , and it's easy to see where the time and the money have gone it's less easy to understand how, for five years, kubrick managed to concentrate on his ingenuity and ignore his talent in the first 30 seconds, this film gets off on the wrong foot.
Early reactions to stanley kubrick's science fiction masterpiece — '2001: space odyssey' — were not good in fact, early though 2001 seemed like it was going to be a critical and financial failure, by the end of 1968, the film was getting better reviews and would go on to gross $56 million at the box office. This section of the film is the most debated and open to interpretation, because conventional film narrative is suspended, and the story is told solely through images and sound 2001: a space odysseygary lockwood (left) and keir dullea in 2001: a space odyssey (1968), directed by stanley kubrick. My god, it's full of fold-outs) last year, the german publishing house taschen released an astonishing holy grail for fans of stanley kubrick's seminal science fiction film 2001: a space odyssey: a boxset which included four book volumes, enclosed in.
A mind-bending sci-fi symphony, stanley kubrick's landmark 1968 epic pushed the limits of narrative and special effects toward a meditation on technology and humanity based on arthur c clarke's story the sentinel, kubrick and clarke's screenplay is structured in four movements at the dawn of man,. A new book explores how arthur c clarke and stanley kubrick teamed up on the mind-blowing 1968 film '2001: a space odyssey' a 3-star book review. Director stanley kubrick's work is a profound, visionary and astounding film (a mysterious rorschach film-blot) and a tremendous visual experience this epic film contained more spectacular imagery (about what space looked like) and special effects than verbal dialogue viewers are left to experience the non- verbal,. Despite delays, maxed-out budgets, radical re-writes, and some early bad reviews, stanley kubrick's outer-space epic went on to set records and propel a generation of cinema lovers—a big gamble of a movie that still resonates 50 years later.