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2001: A Space Odyssey Movie Basics

Year of Release: 1968
Running Time: 2 hrs. 19 min.
MPAA Rating: G
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Screenwriter: Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clark
Producers: Victor Lyndon
Studio: MGM

2001: A Space Odyssey Synopsis

Stanley Kubrick's 1968 sci-fi classic took the space movie genre to an entirely new level. Told is four distinct but related vignettes the movie examines the dehumanization inherent in advancing technology. The primary segment focuses on astronauts Dave Bowman (Keir Dullea) and Frank Poole (Gary Lockwood) as they battle a self-aware and malfunctioning computer named HAL. Grounding breaking in 1968, it is still interesting and thought provoking now that 2001 is actually here.

2001: A Space Odyssey Cast

Keir Dullea - Dr. Dave Bowman
Gary Lockwood - Dr. Frank Poole
William Sylvester - Dr. Heywood Floyd
Douglas Rain - HAL 9000 (voice)
Daniel Richter - Moonwatcher

2001: A Space Odyssey Awards and Nominations

1968 Academy Awards® Best Visual Effects (Win)

Best Art Direction (Nom)

Best Director (Nom)

Best Original Screenplay (Nom)

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2001: A Space Odyssey

HAL ( Douglas Rain ):

"I enjoy working with people. I have a stimulating relationship with Dr. Poole and Dr. Bowman."

2001: A Space Odyssey was based on a Arthur C. Clarke story. Which one was it?