"The genius is not in how much Stanley Kubrick does in "2001: A Space Odyssey," but in how little. This is the work of an artist so sublimely confident that he doesn't include a single shot simply to keep our attention. He reduces each scene to its essence, and leaves it on screen long enough for us to contemplate it, to inhabit it in our imaginations. Alone among science-fiction movies, “2001" is not concerned with thrilling us, but with inspiring our awe." -- Roger Ebert
We will discuss "2001", with a special emphasis on the technical innovations and inventions Stanley Kubrick had a hand in for this movie (John) and also 2001tailia.it, Simone Odino's exceptionally great blog. (Mark).
From an "SK's Reddit" posting:
[–]2001italia 5 points 1 day ago
In the last paragraph of his last published interview (Le petit livre de Stanley Kubrick, SpartOrange, 1994), quite significantly Kubrick considered '2001' as (freely translated from the italian translation of the original french) "a movie that stands apart from my other works, the one I cherish the most". (source: http://www.archiviokubrick.it/parole/interviste/1989entrevue.html)