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2001: A Space Odyssey

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Original title
2001: A Space Odyssey
Year
Running time
139 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke (Short Novel: Arthur C. Clarke)
Music
Richard Strauss, Johann Strauss, György Ligeti, Aram Khachaturyan
Cinematography
Geoffrey Unsworth
Cast
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Producer
Co-production UK-USA; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) / Stanley Kubrick Productions
Genre
Sci-Fi | Space Adventure. Computers / Internet. Cult Movie
Movie Groups
Arthur C. Clarke Adaptations
New
Synopsis / Plot
A four-million-year-old black monolith is discovered on the moon, and the government (while hiding the situation from the public) sends a team of scientists on a fact-finding mission. Eighteen months later, another team is sent to Jupiter in a ship controlled by the perfect HAL 9000 computer to further investigate the giant object--but on this trip something goes terribly wrong.
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY is a masterpiece of filmmaking. Director and (with Arthur C. Clarke) co-screenwriter Stanley Kubrick has created a visual and aural spectacle that stands as one of the greatest achievements ever put on celluloid. The film begins with the "Dawn of Man" segment, about the evolution of apes, and then ventures into the future, taking a look at what the world might be like in the first year of the 21st century. Kubrick's film is a triumph of technological storytelling, with stunning sets and a brilliant, overwhelming soundtrack. Long dialogue-free scenes sparkle with indelible images backed by powerful orchestral music, culminating in an unforgettable, inscrutable tale of birth and rebirth, human evolution and artificial intelligence, the past and the future.
Awards
1968: Oscar: Best Visual Effects. 4 Nominations: includinb Best Director and Screenplay
1968: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Production
1968: BAFTA Awards: 3 awards: Best Soundtrack, Cinematography and Art Direction
1968: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
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