2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey

Based on a short story by Arthur C. Clarke, 2001 is the kind of film that some people will love, and others will hate. There are many different interpretations of this movie - many of them religious - and Kubrick himself has avoided answering questions just to keep the confusion going. One of the most famous "movie computers", HAL, plays a major role in this film, and his interactions with his operator, Dave Bowman, have been parodied many times. The footage of the moon was created more than a year before Neil Armstrong landed there - and Kubrick had it exactly right. All that is up for debate is what it all means... Summary written by Colin Tinto
Directed by
Stanley Kubrick

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete
Keir Dullea .... David Bowman
Gary Lockwood .... Frank Poole
William Sylvester .... Heywood Floyd
Daniel Richter .... Moonwatcher
Leonard Rossiter .... Smyslov
Margaret Tyzack .... Elena
Robert Beatty (I) .... Halvorsen
Sean Sullivan (I) .... Michaels
Douglas Rain .... HAL 9000(voice)
Frank Miller (I) .... Mission Controller
Bill Weston
Ed Bishop .... Lunar shuttle captain
Glenn Beck
Alan Gifford .... Poole's Father
Ann Gillis
Edwina Carroll .... Stewardess
Penny Brahms .... Stewardess
Heather Downham
Mike Lovell
John Ashley
Jimmy Bell
David Charkham
Simon Davis
Jonathan Daw
Péter Delmár
Terry Duggan
David Fleetwood
Danny Grover

Written by (in credits order)
Arthur C. Clarke (story The Sentinel)
Stanley Kubrick
Arthur C. Clarke

Cinematography by
John Alcott
Geoffrey Unsworth

Music by
Aram Khachaturyan (from "Ballet Suite Gayane")
György Ligeti
Alex North (score rejected)
Richard Strauss (from "Also sprach Zarathustra")
Johann Strauß (from "Blue Danube Waltz")

Production Design by
Ernest Archer
Harry Lange
Anthony Masters

Costume Design by
Hardy Amies

Film Editing by
Ray Lovejoy

Produced by
Stanley Kubrick


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