Probably the most controversial aspect of the film 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) is that Kubrick avoids traditional narrative techniques and instead keeps dialogue to a minimum and places emphasis on visuality. This clever approach to the genre and its innovative effects (Kubrick won his only Oscar for this) have created a surprising and curious effect on the audience.
In the film, which consists of four chapters, it sheds light on the evolution of human life from the birth of humanity to its first step in space. Among the top 10 films of all time, 2001: A Space Odyssey is one of the best British sci-fi films. The top 10 sci-fi films of the British genre are:
Things to Come (1936)
The story of socialist society, where the world was ruled by technological elites in the early 22nd century, may not sound like a good film material. Produced by Alexander Korda, H.G. Although it was difficult to adapt Wells’ book in 1933 to the film, his admiration for the author blinded him.
Quatermass 2 (1957)
In October 1955, shortly after the release of Hammer Films’ first adaptation film, Nigel Kneale’s television series The Quatermass Experiment, the BBC began publishing Quatermass II, where Professor Bernard Quatermass protected the world from alien threats. Following Hammer’s success in the first film, where aliens sneak into the world and use humans, audiences reacted to this new series against the desire to bring the character back to the screen.
The Man who changed his Mind (1936)
If you’re trying to come up to \ Hollywood’s sci-fi Films at that time, it wouldn’t be wrong to use Boris Karloff, the star of the genre, in your production. Karloff looks pretty crazy and scary in this movie, The Man who Changed his Mind.
Quatermass and the Pit (1967)
A large, unidentified metal object appears on the London Underground, called Quatermass for his research, and finds that an alien species was born five million years ago. It’s not just about the evolution of humanity (compared to Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey), but it’s about saving the future. The wonder and excitement of science fiction, and Roy Ward Baker’s impeccable direction make the film go deep into the subconscious mind of humanity and reveal hidden enemies.
The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)
The possible atomic energy films of the period are more intelligent, logical and calm than director Val Guest’s apocalyptic cinema. A journalist investigates the cause behind climate change and reveals an important detail: a worldwide nuclear test is under way and the planet’s climate begins to deteriorate. This creates tropical storms in London.
The Damned (1961)
The film begins with a focus on the drivers in leather jackets on the Weymouth coast, at first it looks as if we’re going to watch a young gang movie. But after a while, the film becomes dark and frightening when an American tourist and a female gang member accidentally learn a horrifying secret from the military.
These all retro style movies from the vintage collection of British Sci-fi Genre are available on the Vidmate app, where you can watch them online or download them to your smartphone devices very easily.