G | | Adventure, Sci-Fi
A space-opera spanning the dawn of man to humanity reaching the stars, 2001: A Space Odyssey tells the story of the Black Monolith, humanity's evolution and the rise of A.I.'s ultimate supercomputer HAL 9000.
In Clarke's novels, the dimensions of the monolith are always 9 x 4 x 1. These do appear to be the dimensions seen in the first two encounters in the film (the Dawn of Man and Lunar scenes), but the monolith becomes visibly broader in the latter two... ...
Here you are, sir, main level please.
When Bowman exits the ship in the pod, you can see Poole through the front viewing window watching him, but when shown from inside the ship, Poole has no windows in front of him - he's in the wrong place.
"Thus Spake Zarathustra" is the only musical piece in the film whose conductor and orchestra are not mentioned in the closing credits. For all other pieces, the orchestra which plays it, and the conductor who leads it, are given screen credit.
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