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Watch: 3-Minute Tribute Celebrates The Charm Of Stanley Kubrick's '2001: A Space Odyssey'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist June 6, 2014 at 11:24AM

It has been more than four decades since Stanley Kubrick blew minds with "2001: A Space Odyssey," and the sci-fi genre has yet to deliver anything to top the sheer scale, awe and dazzling brilliance of that film. Even to this day, nearly every frame of the 142-minute movie continues to obsess fans, and today comes yet another video tribute celebrating the visual wonder of the film.
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2001: A Space Odyssey

It has been more than four decades since Stanley Kubrick blew minds with "2001: A Space Odyssey," and the sci-fi genre has yet to deliver anything to top the sheer scale, awe and dazzling brilliance of that film. Even to this day, nearly every frame of the 142-minute movie continues to obsess fans, and today comes yet another video tribute celebrating the visual wonder of the film.

Vimeo user Jim Casey put together a 3-minute reel highlighting the "charms" of Kubrick's film, though we'd wager that's not the first word we'd use to describe "2001: A Space Odyssey." Nevertheless, it's a journey through many of the striking images from the movie and a reminder of how breathtaking it all still is. 

Meanwhile, making the rounds of the interwebs the past couple of days has been a letter purported to be written by Kubrick to MGM when he heard about their plans to make a sequel to "2001: A Space Odyssey" without his consent. The letter is dated 1970, and by time "2010" dropped in 1984, Kubrick had chilled out, and given the project his sort of half-blessing and even appeared in a cameo (as an illustration on a Time magazine cover). True or not, the letter is pretty fantastic. Check it all out below.

Kubrick 2001 Letter

This article is related to: 2001: A Space Odyssey, Stanley Kubrick


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