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2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) IMDb logo

with Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, and William Sylvester

directed by Stanley Kubrick

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Posted by KHog at 7:34 am (PDT) on Thu September 16, 2021   
Not a fan of this flick. Long and boring... And they made a sequel...
Posted by Duff at 1:54 am (PST) on Fri February 10, 2017   
I recently attended a special screening of this film at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. Keir Dullea (Dr. David Bowman) was present and gave a talk beforehand, and the San Francisco Symphony orchestra provided the musical soundtrack live. Very nice.
Posted by MsKat at 6:37 am (PDT) on Mon July 18, 2016   
freddo30 : My 8th grade history class went to see Space Odessey at some theatre in Seattle & I, too fell alseep! B-O-R-I-N-G!!
Posted by freddo30 at 10:33 am (PDT) on Thu March 24, 2016   
Sorry but I fell asleep at the theater ... rode home in my dad's friend's '66 Charger still groggy.
Posted by obie--wan-kenobi at 7:49 am (PST) on Wed November 4, 2015   
2001 S.O., Back to the Future, and Blade Runner, all predicted that we would be much much more advanced in technology and transportation than we are now. We are living in the era that their sci-fi was taking place... Okay.... to be fair.... smart phones, tablet computers, and flat screen digital (thin) TV monitors are pretty high tech... but no flying cars, ray guns, robots, or space travel. We have some catching up to do!
Posted by Drsteve at 9:15 am (PDT) on Mon August 25, 2014   
2010 was a completely different animal from 2001. (Movies as well as the years, we'll stick to the movies here.) One asked questions, the other provided answers. One good for an enjoyable story-as-a-story, the other to make you find the story.

I remember going to 2001 when it first opened. Largest movie palace in Philly. Reserved seating (with assigned seating!). I was about 12. It blew me away. I think I drove my parents (and brother) crazy, talking about it the ENTIRE drive home. "It could be [this]. Maybe [this] was [that]. And what was [the other]?"

And Ligeti is one of the most fascinating composers of our era. Can't say I understand a lot of it (check out "Metronones"), but some is quite etherial.
Posted by Nubium at 1:33 pm (PDT) on Thu June 12, 2014   
I remember this movie from the beginning to the end, and understood the entire story. For an explanation go to
Posted by Wingslinger at 9:44 pm (PDT) on Tue March 25, 2014   
I remember the Mad Magazine version at the time: "201 Minutes of a Space Idiocy." "2010" was much better in that it tied up much of the loose ends. The end of "2001" just pissed a lot of people off.
Posted by packratjohn at 10:10 pm (PDT) on Thu May 12, 2011   
Greatest Sci-Fi ever made. Very expensive at the time, around 10 million to produce. I first saw it as a new release at a Drive-in in Florida in 68. They said Planet of the Apes won best costume because the judges didn't realize the 2001 apes weren't really apes!

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