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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  • Stanley Kubrick in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  • Stanely Kubrick, producer and director of "2001: A Space Odyssey," MGM 1968.
  • Keir Dullea in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  • Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke 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)

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Director:

Stanley Kubrick

Writers:

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

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Did You Know?

Trivia

According to the book "The Making of 2001: A Space Odyssey", John Lennon was quoted as saying that the film should be shown in a temple 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Quotes

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


Goofs

When Bowman is disconnecting HAL in the logic center, he turns a key and a corresponding clear plastic block slides out. However, when he skips the #1 block in one series and turns the key for the high number in the next series, the #1 block in the previous series slides out.


Crazy Credits

"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.


Alternate Versions

The original theatrical release had György Ligeti's "Atmospheres" set to a black screen for roughly 8 to 10 minutes before the movie began, and Johann Strauss'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.


Soundtracks

Lux Aeterna
(1966)
Music by
György Ligeti
Performed by Stuttgart Schola Cantorum (as the Stuttgart Schola Cantorum)
Conductor Clytus Gottwald

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Adventure | Sci-Fi

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