Vintage One-Sheet…

I’ve always loved this particular poster, for its clean, elegant design & color-scheme. There’s something modern, yet exemplar about the visual.

As for the film itself, Kubrick’s 1968 epic masterpiece was a stunning blend of grand adventure & rich optical effects. It’s sprawling framework was partially inspired by Arthur C. Clarke’s short-story ‘The Sentinel’; dealing with a series of encounters between man & mysterious black monoliths that are evidently impacting human destiny, in addition to a space voyage to Jupiter tracing a signal emitted by one such monolith found on the moon. Keir Dullea & Gary Lockwood star as the two astronauts manning the expedition, with Douglas Rain as the voice of the sentient super-computer HAL who emulates Human behavior & has seized total control over their vessel.

A little trivia for you, ever-apparent in the ‘dinner’ conversation scene with HAL, the very first representation of an ‘iPad’ on celluloid is witnessed. And that, my friends, was more than 40 years ago. Forward thinking in abundance.

Hope to soon track-down a large, mounted print in mint condition, properly frame it, then stage it in my den. A small gem of Cinematic pop-art for sure.

JPabes X

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