2001: A Space Odyssey

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2001: A Space Odyssey Review


It could be the greatest freak-out of all time. Stanley Kubrick's masterful 2001 is a smorgasbord of sight and sound, and its special effects are indistinguishable from reality, despite an age of over 30 years. Incredible and powerfully symbolic, the subject of many a thesis thanks to its conflicted computer, the HAL 9000. The direction, the score, and the script (written simultaneously while Arthur C. Clarke also worked on his novel) are all fantastic ("Also Sprach Zaruthstra" will never be usable to anyone else, every again) -- only the cast would go on to do relatively little in later years.

A masterwork of cinema that never loses its haunting power even after dozens of viewings.

Sorry, my Dell is better.



2001: A Space Odyssey

Facts and Figures

Run time: 160 mins

In Theaters: Wednesday 15th May 1968

Box Office Worldwide: $56.7M

Budget: $10.5M

Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures

Production compaines: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Stanley Kubrick Productions

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Fresh: 67 Rotten: 3

IMDB: 8.3 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Producer:

Starring: as Dr. Dave Bowman, as HAL 9000 (voice), as Dr. Frank Poole, as Dr. Heywood R. Floyd, as Moon-Watcher, as Dr. Andrei Smyslov, as Elena, as Dr. Ralph Halvorsen, as Dr. Bill Michaels, as Astronaut, as Aries-1B Lunar Shuttle Captain, Alan Gifford as Poole's Father, Ann Gillis as Poole's Mother, Edwina Carroll as Aries-1B Stewardess, as Mission Controller (voice), as Astronaut, Penny Brahms as Stewardess, Heather Downham as Stewardess, Mike Lovell as Astronaut, John Ashley as Ape, Jimmy Bell as Ape, David Charkham as Ape, Simon Davis as Ape, Jonathan Daw as Ape, Péter Delmár as Ape, Terry Duggan as Ape Attacked by Leopard, David Fleetwood as Ape, Danny Grover as Ape, Brian Hawley as Ape, David Hines as Ape, as Ape, as Ape, Scott MacKee as Ape, Laurence Marchant as Ape, Darryl Paes as Ape, Joe Refalo as Ape, Andy Wallace as Ape, Bob Wilyman as Ape, Richard Woods as Ape Killed by Moon-Watcher, Martin Amor as Interviewer (uncredited), S. Newton Anderson as Young Man (uncredited), Sheraton Blount as (uncredited), Ann Bormann as (uncredited), John Clifford as TMA-1 Site Technician #2 (uncredited), Julie Croft as (uncredited), Penny Francis as (uncredited), Kenneth Kendall as BBC-12 Announcer (uncredited), Vivian Kubrick as Squirt - Floyd's Daughter (uncredited), Marcella Markham as (uncredited), Irena Marr as Russian Scientist (uncredited), Krystyna Marr as Russian Scientist (uncredited), Kim Neil as (uncredited), Jane Pearl as (uncredited), Penny Pearl as (uncredited), as Miller (uncredited), John Swindells as TMA-1 Site Technician #1 (uncredited), Burnell Tucker as TMA-1 Site Photographer (uncredited)

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