As the UK re-release of Stanley Kubrick’s untouchable 1968 masterpiece “2001: A Space Odyssey” looms, dive into the cosmic classic with this 1966 film chronicling the making of the film and “Kubrick’s bizarre and incisive imagination.” (Hat tip: Open Culture.)
Titled “A Look Behind the Future,” this charmingly dated promotional doc takes a look at all the crazy camera mounts, elaborate sets and shiny whirligigs that went into building “2001.” The British Film Institute will be re-releasing “2001: A Space Odyssey” in UK theaters on November 28, 2014. The newly burnished transfer is part of BFI’s 2014 Science Fiction blockbuster project. (Trailer below.)
If you’ve never seen “2001” on the big screen, don’t miss the chance. Even in the wake of Christopher Nolan’s upcoming “Interstellar” and Alfonso Cuaron’s game-changing “Gravity,” Kubrick’s cinematic monolith looks heavenly as ever on the biggest screen possible.