2001: A Space Odyssey at 50. Film and Furniture’s Paula Benson talks with Sveriges Radio
Film and Furniture’s Paula Benson was interviewed by Sveriges Radio (Sweden’s equivalent of UK’s Radio 4) for their programme ‘Stil’ (Style) about Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
Paula discusses why this film released in 1968 defined a vision of the future we can never escape – a vision which permeates (consciously or subconsciously) what most of us think “the future” looks like to this day.
This sci-fi movie is a result of a symbiotic coupling. Arthur C Clarke’s writing and scientific knowledge together with Kubrick’s singular vision, artistry and film making skills created an unrivalled masterpiece. ‘2001‘ predicted many of the technological advances we see today from AI, space ships and computers to visual phones and voice recognition.
You can listen to an edit of the radio interview (with commentary in Swedish) – press play in the audio file below.
You can listen to the whole radio programme honouring 2001: A Space Odyssey here.