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2001: a space odyssey

Stanley Kubrick. Lobby card for 2001: A Space Odyssey.” Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1968.

 

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STANLEY KUBRICK
2001

A perfect, alien black monolith is found on the moon. As the sunlight strikes the monolith, it emits a radio burst toward Jupiter. The Discovery – with a science crew, two pilots and an intelligent computer, Hal – is sent to the gas giant. En route Hal goes haywire, and kills all but one of the crew – Dave Bowman. Bowman finds a second, much larger monolith at Saturn, enters it, and is transported to another part of the universe.

In this utopian dream of space travel, Dave goes alone, rejecting governmental support and technological help and becomes a distinctly American hero, the rugged individualist. He finds a space frontier untouched by man.

 

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