2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

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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.

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  • Keir Dullea in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  • Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  • Keir Dullea in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  • Stanley Kubrick and Keir Dullea in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  • Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

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Director:

Stanley Kubrick

Writers:

Stanley Kubrick (screenplay), Arthur C. Clarke (screenplay)

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The only scene from the film not shot in the studio was the "skull-smashing" sequence in which Moonwatcher realizes that he can use a bone as a weapon. That was shot in a field a few hundred yards from the studio on a small platform. This allowed ... ...


Quotes

Aries-1B stewardess: Here you are, sir, main level please.


Goofs

The quantity of food changes twice while Bowman and Poole are eating.


Crazy Credits

In the 2001 UK cinema re-release, the music carries on for 10-15 minutes after the end of the credits.


Alternate Versions

The film originally premiered at 160 minutes. After the premiere, director removed about 19 minutes' worth of scenes and made a few changes:

  • Some shots from the "Dawn of Man" sequence were removed and a new scene was inserted where an ape pauses with the bone it is about to use as a tool. The new scene was a low-angle shot of the monolith, done in order to portray and clarify the connection between the man-ape using the tool and the monolith.
  • Some shots of Frank Poole jogging in the centrifuge were removed.
  • An entire sequence of several shots in which Dave Bowman searches for the replacement antenna part in storage was removed.
  • A scene where HAL severs radio communication between the "Discovery" and Poole's pod before killing him was removed. This scene explains a line that stayed in the film in which Bowman addresses HAL on the subject.
  • Some shots of Poole's space walk before he is killed were removed.


Soundtracks

Requiem
(1963)
("Requiem for Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Two Mixed Choirs, and Orchestra")
Music by
György Ligeti
Performed by Bavarian Radio Orchestra (as the Bavarian Radio Orchestra)
Conductor Francis Travis

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Adventure | Sci-Fi

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