Get ready for an epic space exploration mission with your 2001 : A Space Odyssey t-shirts and hoodies!
Do you feel like going in a little trip to Jupiter to discover the secrets of human evolution? Or do you feel like being locked in a spaceship with your friend HAL 9000 the sentient computer? Dive into the best science-fiction movie of all time with 2001 : A Space Odyssey!
2001 : A Space Odyssey was directed by Stanley Kubrick and released in 1968. After the discovery of a strange featureless monolith which could explain humain evolution, the United States National Council of Astronautics decide to put together a secret mission to investigate it. They gather 5 scientists, including Dr. David Bowman and Dr. David Poole, on the Discovery One which is bound for Jupiter, while the spacecraft operations are controlled by HAL 9000, a sentient computer. However, the scientists begin to find some weird signs in the calculations and the behavior of HAL.
Considered as one of the greatest and most influential movie of all time, 2001 : A Space Odyssey is probably Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece, the jewel of his incredible career. The Moving Art Film Journal even named it greatest movie of all time in 2010. Until nowadays, the critics always praise the art direction of the movie, with its unique visual identity and masterful sound design, including its famous classical music soundtrack. The movie was actually not profitable when it was first released in 1968 because of its high costs ($10 million, which was huge in 1968) and it polarised opinion of the critics. Like many classics, it had to wait a bit before being considered for what it is : a jewel of cinema.