To convolute McLuhan, in ‘2001’ the message is the medium. I intended the film to be an intensely subjective experience that reaches the viewer at an inner level of consciousness, just as music does; to explain a Beethoven symphony would be to emasculate it by erecting an artificial barrier between conception and appreciation - Stanley Kubrick
Artwork by Mike Kaplan

To convolute McLuhan, in ‘2001’ the message is the medium. I intended the film to be an intensely subjective experience that reaches the viewer at an inner level of consciousness, just as music does; to explain a Beethoven symphony would be to emasculate it by erecting an artificial barrier between conception and appreciation - Stanley Kubrick

Artwork by Mike Kaplan