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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 4 Stars

2001: A Space Odyssey

Based on a short story by Arthur C. Clarke, 2001 is the kind of film that some people will love, and others will hate. There are many different interpretations of this movie - many of them religious - and Kubrick himself has avoided answering questions just to keep the confusion going. One of the most famous "movie computers", HAL, plays a major role in this film, and his interactions with his operator, Dave Bowman, have been parodied many times. The footage of the moon was created more than a year before Neil Armstrong landed there - and Kubrick had it exactly right. All that is up for debate is what it all means...

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
The cast includes: Keir Dullea (Dave Bowman), Gary Lockwood (Dr. Frank Poole), William Sylvester (Dr. Haywood R. Floyd), Dan Richter (Moonwatcher), Leonard Rossiter (Dr. Andrei Smyslov)
MPAA rating: , Running time: 139 minutes
Presented in: Color
Sci-Fi Channel Ranking: 3
Awards: Academy Awards '68
- Best Visual Effects
Nominations:
- Best Art Direction/Set Direction
- Best Director
- Best Story and Screenplay
Related titles: 2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984)
Related categories: Aliens, Space...the Final Frontier

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