2001: A Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick (1968, 161 min.). Mysterious and visually astounding, 2001: A Space Odyssey explores humanity’s relationship to technology and pioneered special-effect techniques that are still used today. Complementing the film’s incredible visuals is an equally ambitious score that combines classical and electronic styles with the silence of deep space. The Boston Globe’s 1968 review reads: "The world's most extraordinary film. Nothing like it has ever been shown in Boston before or, for that matter, anywhere...The film is as exciting as the discovery of a new dimension in life."