2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Stanley Kubrick is one of the greatest filmmakers to have ever sat in the director’s chair and 2001: A Space Odyssey remains one of the greatest sci-fi movies of all time.
The poster uses the image of the star child – an image that is both captivating and harrowing at the same time.
There is an alien feel to this poster and yet it’s something that we are familiar with all at the same time.
2001: A Space Odyssey is obviously a movie about space and it’s mysteries and possibilities and it would have been so easy to bombard audiences with images of aliens and other worlds as this movie was promoted.
But this image is straightforward and simple and hugely powerful.