Above, an original newspaper ad for the New York premiere of 2001: A Space Odyssey in 1968. (Click to enlarge.) Because the blog which originally posted it has chosen not to publish comments I’ve left there, I can only assume its owner would rather remain anonymous than to risk connection with yours truly — therefore, no credit where credit is due. Regardless, this advertisement’s main draw — “IN PERSON…producer/director Stanley Kubrick, co-author Arthur C. Clarke, stars Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood…and many more!” — tends to blow my mind far more than the film itself. (Of the “many more,” did William Sylvester — aka Heywood ‘Pink’ Floyd — show up?) Below is an all-too brief interview with Kubrick from the event, a pivotal moment when the science fiction genre would be infiltrated by intellectualism and High Art; when the mainstream would be baffled, if not a little perturbed, by the unorthodox positioning of science over fiction. The interview is from a Dutch TV program, Stardust; there’s a longer clip from it here.