No one can dispute that 2001:A Space Odyssey was a breakthrough film. Even today, almost 50 years later, Stanley Kubrick‘s sci-fi classic rates as a movie worth watching. Especially if you’re stoned.
The fantastic visuals, the color, the use of classical music and the dissonant chords of composer Gyorgy Ligeti combine to make it one of the most memorable films of all time. And who could forget HAL?
Another film of the period which is not as well remembered as 2001, but is still a classic of the genre is Michelangelo Antonioni’s Zabriskie Point. It has been described, so correctly, as part documentary, part psychedelic desert trip. Music by The Grateful Dead and Pink Floyd. Sex in the sand. It’s like taking the trip without dropping the acid. A Commercial flop at the time of release in 1970, but it’s gone on to become a cult favorite.