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2001: A Space Odyssey

"The Ultimate Trip."

The highly respected and often cited milestone in Science Fiction cinema. Director Stanley Kubrick takes us into the future, into outer space and aboard a spacecraft that’s controlled by a seemingly trustworthy computer named HAL.

Details

-- Box Office --
Released: Apr 6th, 1968
Budget: $10,500,000.00
Revenue: N/A
-- General Information --
Rating: G
Runtime: 141 Minutes
Genres: Adventure / Mystery / Sci-Fi
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2001: A Space Odyssey Main Cast

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Keir Dullea
Keir Dullea
plays Dr. Dave Bowman
Gary Lockwood
Gary Lockwood
plays Dr. Frank Poole
William Sylvester
William Sylvester
plays Dr. Heywood R. Floyd
Daniel Richter
Daniel Richter
plays Moon-Watcher
Leonard Rossiter
Leonard Rossiter
plays Dr. Andrei Smyslov
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • The entire centrifuge section of the Discovery spacecraft was constructed as a single set. It was designed to rotate for shots such as the sequence in which Frank went jogging so that the actor remained on the bottom.
  • It is reported that Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke watched an enormous number of science fiction films in preparation for creating this movie and Kubrick himself acknowledged the influence of producer George Pal's films. Pal's Conquest of Space provided several plot points throughout the movie.
  • Stanley Kubrick initially approached Arthur C. Clarke by saying that he wanted to make "the proverbial good science-fiction movie". Clarke suggested that his story "The Sentinel" (1948) about finding an alien artifact on the moon, would provide a suitable premise. Clarke had written it for a BBC competition, but it didn't even make the shortlist. The movie's opening scene has elements in common with Clarke's story "Encounter at Dawn," and the ending is arguably related to his beloved novel "Childhood's End." The screenplay was written primarily by Kubrick and the novel primarily by Clarke, each working simultaneously and also providing feedback to the other. As the story went through many revisions, changes in the novel were taken over into the screenplay and vice versa. The official records say that the screenplay was written in 58 days (13 October 1965-9 December 1965). Shooting began with the "Monolith on the Moon" scene on 29 December 1965. It was undecided whether film or novel would be released first; in the end it was the film. Kubrick was to have been credited as second author of the novel, but in the end was not. It is believed that Kubrick deliberately withheld his approval of the novel as to not hurt the release of the film.
  • DIRTRADE(Stanley Kubrick): [faces]: Dave Bowman going through the Star Gate.
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Movie Series/Collection

2001: A Space Odyssey
1968
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
2010: The Year We Make Contact
1984
- 2010: The Year We Make Contact

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