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Rating: 9 stars

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70mm Music Box computer future earth space exploration spaceship

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Seen on: 02/28/2016, 07/15/2014, 02/21/2013 (rewatch)

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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Directed by Stanley Kubrick

Science Fiction | Thriller | Epic

Most recently watched by schofizzy, danfinn, lordofthemovies, loganpm, krazykat, sensoria, Mikesmith89, noahphex

Overview

Humanity finds a mysterious object buried beneath the lunar surface and sets off to find its origins with the help of HAL 9000, the world’s most advanced super computer.

Rated NR | Length 149 minutes

Actors

John Clifford | Burnell Tucker | John Swindells | Penny Pearl | Kevin Scott | Jane Pearl | Krystyna Marr | Marcella Markham | Vivian Kubrick | Penny Francis | Julie Croft | Ann Bormann | Sheraton Blount | Kim Neil | Péter Delmár | S. Newton Anderson | Martin Amor | Richard Woods | Bob Wilyman | Irena Marr | Andy Wallace | Joe Refalo | Darryl Paes | Laurence Marchant | Scott MacKee | John Jordan | Tony Jackson | David Hines | Brian Hawley | Danny Grover | David Fleetwood | Terry Duggan | Jonathan Daw | Simon Davis | David Charkham | Jimmy Bell | John Ashley | Mike Lovell | Heather Downham | Penny Brahms | Glenn Beck | Frank Miller | Edwina Carroll | Ann Gillis | Alan Gifford | Ed Bishop | Sean Sullivan | Bill Weston | Kenneth Kendall | Robert Beatty | Margaret Tyzack | Leonard Rossiter | William Sylvester | Gary Lockwood | Daniel Richter | Douglas Rain | Keir Dullea

Viewing Notes

Yay! So great to see this AGAIN in 70mm at MBT and on their new giant screen. Once again another sold out show (all the weekend 2001 screenings sold out). Was able to persuade Alexis and Hector to join me for the viewing and since I was already there from the previous movie, we got the best seats. They enjoyed it which I wasn’t sure they would but that was good.

Not sure what it is about this movie but each time seeing it is almost like seeing it for the first time. Not totally of course since there are so many memorable sequences but some things always seem to surprise. This time it was the intense sound design and shrill of the monolith and alarms. So damn loud with the new sound system. I’m still amazed with how beautiful this movie looks.

Wish I could recall where I originally heard that sample “X-ray delta one this is mission control” the first time way before seeing this movie.

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