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2001: A Space Odyssey


"2001: A Space Odyssey" is a 1968 science fiction film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay was written by Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke, and was partially inspired by Clarke's short story "The Sentinel".


"2001: A Space Odyssey" is an artwork by Robert McCall.


"2001: A Space Odyssey" is a composition.

  • also known as Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30: Introduction; Thus Spake Zarathustra Op. 30: Introduction; Opening; Sunrise; Thus Spake Zoroaster; Beginning; The Star Child; theme
  • music by Richard Strauss


  1. 2001: A Space Odyssey is a science-fiction narrative, produced in 1968 as both a novel, written by Arthur C. Clarke, and a film, directed by Stanley Kubrick. It is a part of Clarke's Space Odyssey series. Both the novel and the film are partially based on Clarke's short story "The Sentinel", written in 1948 as an entry in a BBC short story competition, and "Encounter in the Dawn", published in 1953 in the magazine Amazing Stories.
  2. 2001: A Space Odyssey was the name of an oversized comic book adaptation of the 1968 film of the same name as well as a monthly series, lasting ten issues, which expanded upon the concepts presented in the Stanley Kubrick film and the novel by Arthur C. Clarke. Jack Kirby wrote and pencilled both the adaptation and the series, which were published by Marvel Comics beginning in 1976. The adaptation was part of the agreement of Kirby's return to Marvel.

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Raising provocative questions and offering some of the most enduring images in cinema, 2001: A Space Odyssey establishes biological and technological evolution as a teleological journey. In this narrative Homo sapiens is one stage in a ...

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2001: A Space Odyssey isultimately apessimistic movie. It sees humanity as ' belonging' to a superioralien race,asa speciesofevolved primate helpedalong by elusivealien beingswhose intentions remain unknown. However, the movie is ...

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If you take 2001: A Space Odyssey as an example of somebody who creates a new language in film by what he was able to accomplish with art direction, photography, lighting, etc., it is still a gold standard for science fiction. (Matthew Modine)
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