March 06, 2013

NFB's "Universe" (1960)

Previously unavailable anywhere, The National Film Board of Canada has finally released this movie online. A triumph of film art, creating on the screen a vast, awe-inspiring picture of the universe as it would appear to a voyager through space, this film was among the large sources of inspiration used by Stanley Kubrick in his 2001: A Space Odyssey. Ground-breaking animation takes you into far regions of space, beyond the reach of the strongest telescope, past Moon, Sun, and Milky Way into galaxies yet unfathomed.

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