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Cinema & the Arts as Sermons: 2001: A Space Odyssey - The Horror of Losing Yourself

Video from Empire of the Mind

"Stanley Kubrick’s films are horrifying. All of them. While Kubrick only made one film that is technically a horror film, there seems to be something about his style that, even in his war films, comedies, film noir, and science fiction, plays on the human sense of dread. This video is the first in a series, beginning with 2001: A Space Odyssey, that will analyze all of Kubrick’s films, their themes, style, and philosophy. Kubrick interview on the ending of 2001: A Space Odyssey" from video introduction.

I grew up reading Arthur C Clarkes Books and the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey from Stanley Kubrick gave me a sense of the transcendence. I did not understand it at the age of 8 years but it has been part of the experience and knowledge of my life in this era that Christ & the Person of the Holy Spirit has sanctified and shaped me.

God imparts creative gifts to all humanity such that even Atheists like Artur C. Clarke can produce wonderous and beautiful works of writing. The gift of film making takes the insight of the writer and explores and develops it even more.

For me personally some of Kubrick's movies are perverse and socially abhorrent like 'A Clockwork Orange" for example. yet I acknowledge his film making skills. I hope you enjoy the videos! - Andy

"Stanley Kubrick, (born July 26, 1928, Bronx, New York, U.S.—died March 7, 1999, Childwickbury Manor, near St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England), American motion-picture director and writer whose films are characterized by his dramatic visual style, meticulous attention to detail, and a detached, often ironic or pessimistic perspective. An expatriate, Kubrick was nearly as well known for his reclusive lifestyle in the English countryside as for his painstaking approach to researching, writing, photographing, and editing his infrequent but always much-debated films." from the article: Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick A Life in Pictures - Filmmakers Behind the Scenes

"Join host Sean O'Connell, Kevin McCarthy and Jake Hamilton from the ReelBlend podcast for the career-encompassing documentary retrospective "Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures". Follow the hashtag #WBFilmmakers on Twitter and join all the #Cinemablend hosts to discuss the history and unforgettable heights #StanleyKubrick achieved in the art of cinema." from video introduction

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY - Trailer

"For the first time since the original release, this 70mm print was struck from new printing elements made from the original camera negative. This is a true photochemical film recreation. There are no digital tricks, remastered effects, or revisionist edits. This is the unrestored film - that recreates the cinematic event that audiences experienced fifty years ago." - Christopher Nolan Stanley Kubrick’s dazzling, Academy Award®-winning* achievement is a compelling drama of man vs. machine, a stunning meld of music and motion. Kubrick (who co-wrote the screenplay with Arthur C. Clarke) first visits our prehistoric ape-ancestry past, then leaps millennia (via one of the most mind-blowing jump cuts ever) into colonized space, and ultimately whisks astronaut Bowman (Keir Dullea) into uncharted space, perhaps even into immortality. “Open the pod bay doors, HAL.” Let an awesome journey unlike any other begin." from video introduction

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