2001: A Space Odyssey Movie Review 1968

Information and Film Reviews for 2001: A Space Odyssey the Movie

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Space voyage to Jupiter turns chaotic when a computer, HAL 9000, takes over. Seen by some as a mirror of man's historical use of machinery and by others as a grim vision of the future, the special effects and music are still stunning. Critically acclaimed and well accepted by some, simply confusing to others. Martin Balsam originally recorded the voice of HAL, but was replaced by Rain. From Arthur C. Clarke's short story "The Sentinel." Followed by a sequel "2010: The Year We Make Contact."


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 139 minutes.
Originally from British.

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Sci Fi, Space Operas, Technology--Rampant, Astronauts, Technology--Rampant, Books to Film: Arthur C. Clarke, Special FX Extravaganzas, Special FX Wizards: Douglas Trumball, Top Grossing Films of 1968, 4 Bones
Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke
Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Dan Richter, Leonard Rossiter, Margaret Tyzack, Robert Beatty, Vivian Kubrick
Geoffrey Unsworth, John Alcott
Stanley Kubrick
Douglas Rain
Stanley Kubrick, Hawk Productions, MGM


Oscars 1968: Visual FX; AFI 1998: Top 100, Natl. Film Reg. 1991.

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