Wednesday, December 26, 2007

2001: A Space Odyssey

(USA/Great Britain, 1968, 142 minutes)

At the edge of the 21st century, a strange black monolith is found on the Moon; months later, a manned spaceship is sent to Jupiter on a secret mission linked to that discovery, but the onboard computer behaves oddly during the trip... Breathtaking, puzzling sci-fi, considered by many to be one of the great cinema experiences of all time, combining superb trick effects with thought-provoking propositions and a deliberately enigmatic script; very typical of its perfectionist director.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents a Stanley Kubrick production. Starring Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter. Directed and produced by Stanley Kubrick; written by Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke; music by Aram Khatchaturian, György Ligeti, Johann Strauss, Richard Wagner; director of photography (Technicolor and Metrocolor, Super Panavision), Geoffrey Unsworth; additional photography, John Alcott; production designers, Tony Masters, Harry Lange, Ernest Archer; costume designer, Hardy Amies; film editor, Ray Lovejoy; special photographic effects designed and directed by Stanley Kubrick; special photographic effects supervisors, Wally Veevers, Douglas Trumbull, Con Pederson, Tom Howard. 

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