Into infinity and beyond ...
From the very beginning, the cinematography was fond of the idea of space travel.
Space travel in films is constantly evolving. In the era of the space race, space films anticipated a utopian future. In the 1970s, a darker vision took hold, reflecting the growing social and political disaster in the real world. And then, after Star Wars, a more fantastic and eventful view of life in space became the norm.
In the last decade, cinema's view of space travel has changed again. While Guardians of the Galaxy and Star Trek and Star Wars franchise reboots have emphasized adventure, many others, including Gravity (2013) and The Martian (2015), have looked to the potential dangers of space travel, which are becoming more commonplace in the world. Meanwhile, an increasing number of films, including Interstellar (2014), are wondering if we can find a new home on planet B. if humanity depletes the Earth.
1. A space odyssey of 2001.
Stanley Kubrick's film, which showed the possibilities of science fiction cinema, continues to be a touchstone for any film devoted to space exploration. The story was the result of nearly two years of intense discussions between Kubrick and his co-writer, science fiction novelist Arthur Clarke, and took even longer to complete: the director began filming in December 1965 and only finished work on the film in March 1968.
2. Star Wars.
While sci-fi cinema generally developed in a more mature direction in the 1970s, George Lucas's third empire-building film took a completely opposite approach. Opening with an epic battle among the stars and culminating in an even larger battle, Star Wars will present a universe in which man mastered space travel, making a quick jump from one habitable planet to another, possible with a simple push.
By the time Ridley Scott directed this landmark sci-fi horror movie, space travel in films had become so commonplace that it seemed like almost anyone could do it. In Alien, astronauts are blue-collar workers complaining about bonuses and food. Their latest job is to tow 20 million tons of mineral ore to Earth. Only the threat of a suspension of wages convinces the Nostromo crew to make the fatal journey to the nearest “primordial” moon, from which they unwittingly return the most deadly predator of the universe to the ship.
4. Apollo 13.
Released in an undeveloped period for a space film, Apollo 13 recounts the period when space travel was suddenly a thing of the past after Neil Armstrong for a world preoccupied with problems on Earth. In Ron Howard's tale of the doomed adventure of Apollo 13 in 1970, it is only when astronauts Jim Lovell (Tom Hanks), Fred Hayes (Bill Paxton), and Jack Swigert (Kevin Bacon) find themselves in mortal danger on their way home from an interrupted mission on the moon ...
Adapted from the epic poem by Harry Martinson, the film by Pella Kagerman and Hugo Lilja lures the viewer into a luxury civilian vehicle destined for Mars, but which, after an accident, remains in space without a rudder and without the ability to turn around.
6. To the stars.
An Army Corps engineer travels the galaxy in search of his father, who went in search of an extraterrestrial civilization 20 years ago.