2001: A Space Odyssey

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In theatres:
  • April 6, 1968
On DVD: August 25, 1998
Running time: 2h 21m
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Stanley Kubrick's dazzling, Academy Award-winning achievement (Special Visual Effects) is an allegorical puzzle on the evolution of man and a compelling drama of man vs. machine. Featuring a stunning meld of music and motion, the film was also Oscar nominated for Best Director and Best Screenplay. Kubrick (who co-wrote the screenplay with Arthur C. Clarke) first visits the prehistoric age-ancestry past, then leaps millennia (via one of the most mind-blowing jump cuts ever) into colonized space, and ultimately whisks astronaut Bowman (Keir Dullea) into uncharted space, perhaps even into immortality.

Director: Stanley Kubrick
Studio: MGM Pictures
Producer(s): Stanley Kubrick
Cast: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter, Leonard Rossiter
Writer(s): Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke
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