2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odysey is a science fiction film released in 1968 and directed by Stanley Kubrick. It was nominated for several Acadamy Awards, but only won for Best Visual Effects.

About 2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey is a 1968 British-American science fiction film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay was co-written by Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke, and was partially inspired by Clarke's short story The Sentinel. Clarke concurrently wrote the novel of the same name which was published soon after the film was released. The story deals with a series of encounters between humans and mysterious black monoliths that are apparently affecting human evolution, and a space voyage to Jupiter tracing a signal emitted by one such monolith found on the moon. Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood star as the two astronauts on this voyage, with Douglas Rain as the voice of the sentient computer HAL 9000 who has full control over their spaceship. The film is frequently described as an 'epic film', both for its length and scope, and for its affinity with classical epics.

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