“50 years ago, one movie changed all movies forever,” the screen reads as Keir Dullea’s David Bowman zooms his way through space in crisp colours.
Legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick’s magnum opus 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) will be re-released in a restored 70mm print to mark its 50th anniversary. Director Christopher Nolan, a known advocate of the format, will be launching the restored version at the Cannes Film Festival on May 12.
“For the first time since the original release, this 70mm print was struck from new printing elements made from the original camera negative,” Nolan explained on the film’s official website. “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.”
The Academy Award winning-film traces a space crew’s life-altering voyage into space.