2001: A Space Odyssey ( 1968)
There are some undisputed classics where people have been dissecting the meaning of the film ever since the premiere. This is certainly the case for 2001: A Space Odyssey. The possible interpretations are legion. Though this characteristic is not enough in itself to turn a film into a classic. They only have a chance of becoming true classics if they also got enough attention in their own era to prevent them fading from memory. This particular film was impossible to ignore. More than half a century later, its audio and visual world is still absolutely thrilling.
This year, Bridging Europe is looking to connect United Kingdom to Hungarian culture. One special element of all the films featured in this series is that they each have a link to Hungary. Here, you can hear excerpts from the works of Hungarian composer György Ligeti in 2001: A Space Odyssey's expansive film score.
In English, with Hungarian subtitles.
The discussions before and after the screenings are conducted in Hungarian.
Presented by: Müpa Budapest
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