If you’re in the UK, get ready for Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. 46 years after its original release, it’s returning to theatres near you in a digitally-restored format, starting on November 18. (Find dates and locations here.) To celebrate the re-release of this “philosophically ambitious, technically innovative and visually stunning cinematic milestone,” the British Film Institute has created a new trailer (above). Down below, we have the original 1968 trailer (which I prefer) and some good background items on the film itself.
1966 Film Explores the Making of Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey (and Our High-Tech Future)
James Cameron Revisits the Making of Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey
Stanley Kubrick’s List of Top 10 Films (The First and Only List He Ever Created)
Stanley Kubrick’s Very First Films: Three Short Documentaries
Rare 1960s Audio: Stanley Kubrick’s Big Interview with The New Yorker