It has been more than four decades since Stanley Kubrick blew minds with “2001: A Space Odyssey,” and the sci-fi genre has yet to deliver anything to top the sheer scale, awe and dazzling brilliance of that film. Even to this day, nearly every frame of the 142-minute movie continues to obsess fans, and today comes yet another video tribute celebrating the visual wonder of the film.
Vimeo user Jim Casey put together a 3-minute reel highlighting the “charms” of Kubrick’s film, though we’d wager that’s not the first word we’d use to describe “2001: A Space Odyssey.” Nevertheless, it’s a journey through many of the striking images from the movie and a reminder of how breathtaking it all still is.
Meanwhile, making the rounds of the interwebs the past couple of days has been a letter purported to be written by Kubrick to MGM when he heard about their plans to make a sequel to “2001: A Space Odyssey” without his consent. The letter is dated 1970, and by time “2010” dropped in 1984, Kubrick had chilled out, and given the project his sort of half-blessing and even appeared in a cameo (as an illustration on a Time magazine cover). True or not, the letter is pretty fantastic. Check it all out below.