A series of minimalist cinemagraphs from Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey

It’s been well over 40 years since its debut, and not only does 2001 stand firmly in cinematic history, but it still reigns supreme among decades of sci-fi films which came after and were more than likely inspired by it. Perhaps the ideal format to nurture our obsession with the timeless elegance of his minimalism, this series of cinemagraphs does away with contextual distraction, leaving us alone in the room with nothing but pure Style and the unfathomable desolation of space. As a pioneer of atmospherically driven film, we’d like to think Stan would’ve appreciated the meticulous restraint with which these were approached.