2001: A Space Odyssey

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Batmobiles, Bugs Bunny and James Dean’s jeans: a day inside the Warner Bros top-secret archive
To celebrate 100 years, the studio is letting reporters into a protected vault of movie treasures. Just don’t try and find it on Google maps

Lois Beckett in Los Angeles

25, Mar, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Out of this world: Guardian writers on their favourite movies with aliens
To celebrate the release of Jordan Peele’s new UFO thriller Nope, critics have picked their top films about extra terrestrials

Charles Bramesco, Radheyan Simonpillai, Lisa Wong Macabasco, Benjamin Lee, Andrew Pulver, Scott Tobias, Veronica Esposito, Andrew Lawrence, Jesse Hassenger, AA Dowd and Adrian Horton

20, Jul, 2022 @6:04 AM

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Douglas Trumbull, visual effects artist on 2001: A Space Odyssey, dies at 79
Much-respected figure in visual effects was also known for work on Close Encounters of the Third Kind and The Tree of Life

Andrew Pulver

08, Feb, 2022 @6:41 PM

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Space oddity: song rejected by Kubrick for 2001 released after 52 years
Stanley Kubrick asked a young publicist to write a track for his movie, but didn’t use it. Now we can all hear it

Vanessa Thorpe, Arts and Media Correspondent

17, Jan, 2021 @7:15 AM

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I've never seen … 2001: A Space Odyssey
Continuing our series in which writers fess up to – and rectify – gaps in their film education, Cath Clarke on whether Kubrick’s space epic stands up

Cath Clarke

30, Mar, 2020 @8:30 AM

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From Fight Club to Brief Encounter: how self-isolation would change classic films
It’s now difficult to watch movies without worrying about the two-metre rule – here are the retrospective plot changes required to mean old movies pass muster

Stuart Heritage

24, Mar, 2020 @4:16 PM

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Inside the odyssey: taking a closer look at Stanley Kubrick's 2001
At an expansive new exhibition in New York, the director’s defining science fiction opus is explored in detail with help from those who made it with him

Jordan Hoffman

16, Jan, 2020 @8:15 AM

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Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition review – catnip for mid-century modern fans
An exhibition of the enigmatic film-maker’s paraphernalia is rich in detail but low on magic

Catherine Slessor

28, Apr, 2019 @6:59 AM

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Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition review – from erotic milk bars to haunted hotels
Design Museum, London
This astounding exhibition reveals the obsessive level of genius the great director showed, whether inventing the space age – or restaging the Vietnam war in a London gas works

Oliver Wainwright

25, Apr, 2019 @10:54 AM

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Nine films that should have won best picture at the Oscars
The Academy’s biggest oversights and most controversial choices from nine decades of ceremonies

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

18, Feb, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Douglas Rain, voice of HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey, dies aged 90
The actor best known for his role in Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi classic was a leading Shakespearean in his native Canada and also played on Broadway

Andrew Pulver

12, Nov, 2018 @2:21 PM

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‘Festival of Stanley’: touring Kubrick exhibition heads to UK
London to host 2019 tribute to film-maker behind The Shining and A Clockwork Orange

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

04, Oct, 2018 @4:00 PM

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