The Filmmaker’s Voice: 2001: A Space Odyssey

I promised myself I would never do a Stanley Kubrick-themed video. But here I am.

In showcasing movies I love and grew up with, one thing is clear. I cannot side-step or ignore my love for Kubrick’s movies. Everyone from the cinematic masters to budding film-school students go gaga for his movies.

His cinematic DNA is everywhere, and I have nothing new to say about a man whose crowning achievement has been “2001: A Space Odyssey,” a film which has been written and debated exhaustively for the last 60 years.

Kubrick took care to fashion every detail––the cast, sets, costumes, special effects, cinematography, lighting, opticals, miniatures, mimes in ape-suits––to produce visuals and sounds the viewer had never experienced before. And with such bold experiments come mixed reactions.

But this video centers on filmmakers and film journalists whose reactions to the movie perhaps mirror our own.

I’m afraid no new insights are offered, but this video is a celebration, like “2001,” of cinema.

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