2001: A Space Odyssey 50 Coming to Imax 50 years later


(Howard) #1

If you never had an opportunity to see this movie and it’s in an IMAX theatre near you --see it! Stanley Kubrick was known for his absolute mastery of the camera in addition to being obsessive about every shot. 2001: A Space Odyssey is acknowledged as one of the most influential films of all time. The film is a work of art (cinematically, visually and musically, and it was done without the use of computer effects.

50 years later it remains one of the greatest films ever. When 2001 came out, George Lucas, Stephen Spielberg, and other renowned directors were in film school. This movie had a dramatic impact on their careers and films including Lucas’s Star Wars and Spielberg’s ET. I think the consensus is that he is one of the best of the century. The film is a masterpiece and most of it is without dialog. Incredibly, music and his concept of space realism are hypnotic and the lack of constant dialog would be a distraction from what is presented on screen. This is the original film, however, Christopher Nolan (one of the highest grossing directors ( Dark Night Trilogy, Interstellar, Dunkirk) enhanced the original negatives with 70 mm print.
To those unfamiliar with the movie the screenplay was co-written by Arthur C. Clarke.

Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Gets First Imax Release!
Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi epic “2001: A Space Odyssey” is heading back to the big screen.
In honor of its 50th anniversary, Warner Bros. is releasing the film in Imax in 350 theaters for a one-week limited engagement, starting on Aug. 24. An unrestored 70mm version will be shown in Imax in four venues in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Toronto. Tickets go on sale Friday.