The Music Changed Everything: A Film Critic On 2001: A Space Odyssey With The New York Philharmonic
Richard Brody: "Kubrick's movie, which I hadn't seen since college and always recalled with slight derision for its dated paranoid bombast, came to immediate life ... It was the music that effected this change, starting with the excerpt from Ligeti's Atmosphères
. Employed as an overture, it immediately sets a very high bar for the artistic originality required for the movie not to wither and shrink from the screen in full public view."
The New Yorker 09/26/13