[2001: A Space Odyssey] 2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968, ©Warner Bros. Pictures/Photofest.
2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968, ©Warner Bros. Pictures/Photofest.

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2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey
(Stanley Kubrick, 1968, USA, 142 minutes)
Universally recognized as one of the greatest films ever made, Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece features the most ambitious soundtrack of its era. It gave iconic significance not only to celebrated pieces like Johann Strauss’s The Blue Danube and Richard Strauss’s Thus Spoke Zarathustra, but also introduced the contemporary compositions of György Ligeti and Aram Khachaturian to a wide audience.