A bit of an oddity today: the introduction to a television broadcast of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) on BBC2’s The Film Club from director Terence Davies (The House of Mirth, The Long Day Closes and Distant Voices, Still Lives). Davies is strikingly accompanied by images from the film, a blank black background, and an imposing set light. 2001 was the last in a programme of Kubrick films on the screening series and Davies cites it as his personal favourite. One incredible aspect of the series was its commitment to show the film in its widescreen aspect ratio, which Davies makes a point of celebrating.