3 April 2018; “2001: A Space Odyssey” (1968) Throwback

Get ready for today’s 2nd and last…Blast from the Past!

From genre-defining filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, the Oscar-winning director of classics such as “The Shining” (1980), “Full Metal Jacket” (1987), and many others, comes this influential science fiction adventure masterpiece…

Dave Bowman: “Open the pod bay doors, HAL.”HAL: “I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.”

Although the flick was showing at the Uptown Theatre in Washington D.C on the 2nd of April the same year, “2001: A Space Odyssey” released on this day April 3rd 1968, making the film 50 years old as of today.

One of the themes in the movie, evolution, is used to tell the story about the first humans and their discovery of tools, then the audience is taken to the future where humanity has discovered their most advanced tool, while also figuring out the mysterious objects floating in space and their determination to learn more about them.

Fun fact; the film won 1 Oscar for Best Visual Effects, and was nominated for Best Director – Stanley Kubrick, Best Writing, Story and Screenplay – Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke, and Best Art Direction-Set Decoration.

Some of the film’s highlights include the themes, story, cast, performances, visual effects, production design, ambiguous imagery, and influence on film history and pop culture.

If you are looking for a visually stunning and thought-provoking sci-fi adventure, then this is for you, or for anyone you know, who likes the aforementioned aspects.

Highly recommended to fans of Stanley Kubrick, science fiction, adventure, and classic cinema.

Poster source: IMP (Internet Movie Poster) Awards.
Poster design: Unknown.
Poster artwork by Robert McCall.