The classic movie 2001: A Space Odyssey began showing in the UK again in selected theaters in the UK last week as part of the British Film Institute‘s (BFI) program: Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder. See also In cinemas: 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) | BFI.
Here are some articles about the movie:
- 2001: A Space Odyssey review – still visionary – The Guardian
- 2001: A Space Odyssey revisited -BBC News
Here’s the updated trailer:
Update: And here is an essay in praise of great sci-fi movies : Stephen McGinty: Outer space forces a look inside – The Scotsman
For movies like Gravity, Interstellar and 2001: A Space Odyssey aren’t just a series of stunning images but are exercises in metaphysical philosophy. They can prompt an audience to ponder what it means to be human, to examine the fragility of both ourselves and our world. Bladerunner, which is also set to enjoy a cinematic re-release, is most memorable for making the audience consider what it means to be human and to question the meaning of life through the death of an android (“Too bad she won’t live … but then again, who does?”) It used to be said that: “In space no-one can hear you scream” but this is being re-written, for today’s cinema-goers: “In space no-one can hear you think”.