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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

G   |    |  Adventure, Sci-Fi


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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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  • Stanely Kubrick, producer and director of "2001: A Space Odyssey," MGM 1968.
  • Stanley Kubrick and Keir Dullea in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
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  • Stanley Kubrick in 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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At the premiere screening, 241 people walked out of the theater, including Rock Hudson, who said, "Will someone tell me what the hell this is about?" Arthur C. Clarke once said, "If you understand '2001' completely, we failed. We wanted to raise far more questions than we ... ...


Quotes

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


Goofs

When Bowman closes the door of the Emergency Airlock, air rushing into the airlock is heard immediately. However it would take a few seconds for the air pressure to build up from a vacuum to a point when sound would be heard. In addition, the sound is at a steady level, whereas it should increase in level until the full pressure is reached.


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 original theatrical release had 's "Atmospheres" set to a black screen for roughly 8 to 10 minutes before the movie began, and 's "The Blue Danube" long after the end credits set to a black screen. This overture and exit music survived the premiere edits mentioned above. For a long while, revivals and all television and cable broadcasts would cut both, starting directly at the beginning of the credits and ending immediately after the end credits, but current revivals in such places as the Film Forum in New York City and cable channels such as the Sundance Channel, Bravo, the Independent Channel, and PBS have been restoring the pre- and post-movie music.

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Adventure | Sci-Fi

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