2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey ★★★★★

My wig... flung out of space. I wasn’t even remotely prepared for this. I really do think it’s the best film I’ve ever seen (or will see). It’s expanded my views on what the medium can do. And I can’t deny it any longer, just based on the 3 films of his I’ve now seen (this, The Shining, and Barry Lyndon) Stanley Kubrick is the greatest director of all time. He creates beautiful (yet menacing) distinct worlds like no one else telling stories with such craft and attention to detail in every respect.

Also, the music and sound cues in this and their placement is INCREDIBLE. I think one could argue this is really a musical given how significant the music is and how well incorporated it is into the scenes.

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