2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

 ●  English ● 3 hrs 8 mins

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This fast-paced, futuristic sci-fi adventure set at a time during which humankind has greatly advanced technologies that can enable space travel. Sometime in the distant past, someone or something nudged evolution by placing a monolith on Earth (presumably elsewhere throughout the universe as well). Evolution then enabled humankind to reach the moon's surface, where yet another monolith is found, one that signals the monolith placers that humankind has evolved that far. Now a race begins between computers (HAL) and human (Bowman) to reach the monolith placers. The winner will achieve the next step in evolution, whatever that may be.
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Cast: Gary Lockwood, Keir Dullea

Crew: Stanley Kubrick (Director), Geoffrey Unsworth (Director of Photography), Richard Strauss (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Release Dates: 15 May 1968 (India)

Tagline: The Ultimate Trip.

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Did you know? According to Katharina Kubrick, Stanley Kubrick gave the breathing heard in the spacesuits. Read More
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Film Type:
Feature
Language:
English
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo, 6-Track 70mm
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35:1
Stereoscopy:
No
Taglines:
The Ultimate Trip.
An epic drama of adventure and exploration.
Let the Awe and Mystery of a Journey Unlike Any Other Begin.
Goofs:
Continuity
As Dave Bowman climbs into HAL's logic center scene to shut him off, the seal on his suit's left hand is broken and the glove separates from the suit (due to the swing). The glove is reattached once he enters the logic center.

Continuity
The phase of the Earth reverses scene while the moon bus is en-route from Clavius to Tycho.

Continuity
When Dr Floyd talks with Russian scientists in the space station is shot from two angles. One of the seated women has her legs crossed in all the shots from one angle and uncrossed in all the shots from the other angle.

Continuity
The quantity of food changes twice while Bowman and Poole are eating in the conversation scene.

Errors in Geography
To real Earth should appear closer to the horizon at Clavius than at Tycho, not vice versa.

Revealing Mistakes
As the moon shuttle lands it kicks up swirling clouds of dust but in the vacuum of space the dust would shoot out straight, as with the real-life Apollo Lunar Modules.

Revealing Mistakes
When the Earth Shuttle stewardess enters the passenger cabin and moves towards Heywood Floyd, she stumbles on the walkway in that scene. The nature of the misstep reveals that she is not weightless.

Continuity
After HAL has been disabled by Dave, Dr Heywood Floyd gives his prerecorded message to the crew where his name is misspelled on the TV monitor as "Haywood" Floyd.
Trivia:
Stanley Kubrick removed 19 minutes from the film's original 158-minute running time after its New York premiere, mostly to speed up the pacing.

According to Katharina Kubrick, Stanley Kubrick gave the breathing heard in the spacesuits.

Douglas Trumbull said that the total footage shot was some 200 times the final length of the film.

Apart from the film's music, no sound will be heard in the space sequences. Because technically in space, there is no sound.

Stanley Kubrick's attention to detail is more to be accurate as there are visible replacement instructions for the explosive bolts in the ejection apparatus of the pods.

HAL 9000 never once says, "Good Morning, Dave," despite this line being one of his most recognized quotations of the film.

Keir Dullea and Douglas Rain are the only actors to reprise their roles in 2010 (1984).

During the trip Bowman takes after leaving the Discovery, some of the images seen in the film are tinted footage of the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides.

In the novel version of 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Arthur C Clarke used the Latin spelling J instead of I, just for the Saturnian moon of Japetus.

Stanley Kubrick kept the costume of Moonwatcher after the film.