2001: A Space Odyssey is by far one of the greatest sci-fi films of all times. Directed by Stanley Kubrick and written by Arthur C. Clarke, the film is a true work of art in both its visual and storytelling elements.
Thanks to Christopher Nolan's unwavering commitment of re-releasing Kubrick's masterpiece in 70mm format, which was developed using preserved original negatives, I was fortunate enough to watch the film again, but this time the way audiences viewed it for the first time in the late 1960's.
Since a majority of films and television show we see today are shot on digital cameras, watching 2001: A Space Odyssey in the analog format was a breath of fresh air. The unpolished, soft yet textured look of the film not only adds to the film's stunning cinematography, but also evokes a sense of realism to a science fiction film made five decades ago!
It is without a doubt one of the most beautifully shot films and will likely remain in my top ten list until the day I die. If you have not yet watched the film, I urge you to do so.
Here are images of some of my favorite shots accompanied by brief commentary and/or description. Note that there may be spoilers in the commentary.
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