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Stanley Kubrick’s spectacular, transcendent epic has been the touchstone for all science-fiction cinema since its original 1968 release. This landmark film will return to cinema screens across the UK on 28 November when the BFI, as part of its 2014 Science Fiction blockbuster project, releases a magnificent digital transfer from Warner Bros.
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With a screenplay co-written by Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke and developed concurrently alongside Clarke’s novel of the same name, 2001: A Space Odyssey is widely regarded as one of the greatest films ever made. Critic Roger Ebert described Kubrick’s masterpiece as “a stand-alone monument, a great visionary leap, unsurpassed in its vision of man and the universe”.
The BFI’s Science Fiction Film blockbuster will be presented over three months (October — December 2014) with a historical and thematic exploration of the best of this perennially popular and visionary genre. The UK-wide release of 2001: A Space Odyssey will be a highlight in a wide-ranging programme to be revealed in full in July.