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A Look Behind The Future: Watch A Vintage, 20-Minute Look At The Making Of '2001: A Space Odyssey' From 1968

The Playlist By Kristen Lopez | The Playlist November 8, 2013 at 10:41AM

It's shocking that, 45 years later, new discoveries are still being made with regards to Stanley Kubrick’s landmark science fiction masterpiece, “2001: A Space Odyssey.” Back in 2012, we listed our 5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About The Film, coming hot off the heels of effects guru Douglas Trumbull confirming 17 minutes of excised footage had been discovered “in pristine condition” sitting in a studio vault in the middle of Kansas. What additional mysteries can this movie hold 45 years later?
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2001: A Space Odyssey

It's shocking that, 45 years later, new discoveries are still being made with regards to Stanley Kubrick’s landmark science fiction masterpiece, “2001: A Space Odyssey.” Back in 2012, we listed our 5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About The Film, coming hot off the heels of effects guru Douglas Trumbull confirming 17 minutes of excised footage had been discovered “in pristine condition” sitting in a studio vault in the middle of Kansas. What additional mysteries can this movie hold 45 years later? 

Recently, a vintage featurette entitled “A Look Behind the Future” made its way to YouTube and it is another breathtaking exploration of this sci-fi opus. The 23-minute featurette explores Kubrick’s interest in space and the copious research and expert opinions consulted to create the finished product. It’s an intriguing perspective on the movie as well as a fascinating time capsule for what the future could hold. Check it out below and for more, you can read the rare 1970 book, 'The Making Of Stanley Kubrick's 2001.'

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