2001: A Space Odyssey

The crew of the space ship "discovery" — captains Dave Bowman, Frank Poole, and their onboard computer, HAL 9000, must explore the galaxy and to understand why the aliens watching the Earth. In this way, they face many unexpected discoveries.

  • Stanley Kubrick

Release Date: 1968-09-27
IMDb icon 8.3/10
  • Country: GB, US
  • Language: English | Russian
  • Budget: $12,000,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $68,766,362
Tedi Pope
30 August 2011 | 06:35

"Man — is a rope stretched between animal and Superman. The rope over the bottomless pit."

This line of the most famous nicheskaja of the novel "thus spoke Zarathustra", it is possible to characterize the entire postulate of the greatest of the great sci-Fi-philosophical movies of all time.

Humanity is proud of their scientific achievements emerging from a year year, but and has not known fact, the most important — the meaning of their existence. Who we are, where we are, for what are we? the Eternal questions, which the near future we are unlikely will be able to find the answers. Even if you receive, then, most likely, will be overly surprised by their possible simplicity and clarity.

Kubrick stepped on several decades, its"Space Odyssey" — this picture is ahead of his time, as technical and a philosophical-moral terms. According to the course of watching the movie in my head I had many questions: "why" "why" and"what" Director, we wanted to show their specific artistic techniques, but by the middle of the movie they agreed no — all the questions on then. Full movie — this one is a real aesthetic pleasure. The pleasure is indescribable, mesmerizing visual images, coupled with brilliant classical music. The game of color and sound, this is probably one of the most important components of "Space Odyssey 2001".

Is only now imagine that the shooting began, four years after the first flight of man, our compatriot Yuri Gagarin, in Space. In world in the "cold war" that almost turned "hot". 1965 — phase of "detente", Stanley Kubrick begins the film, in which Soviet and American astronauts work together. Yes, who could then to think such a thing? And then, just at the expiration of four years after the release of the film on the big screen, announced the start of the Soviet-American space campaign "the Union-Apollo".

Have me in memory, memory or other viewed film always raises the image of the bright fragment. In case "Space Odyssey" appears before the eyes of the ship"ridge" majestically floating in dark outer space. Or another fragment — genuinely surprised look through the glass of the helmet of the spacesuit, the astronaut, the Dave Bowman learn about the goal of their mission.

Bold and safely extending the boundaries of cinema, Kubrick, as if asking us, the current generation later, those years: "Well, Man, how far are you away from the first monkey raised his stick to your own kind. Where did your desire to self-knowledge? What you not all stop their internecine war and will not direct their ambitions on the path of creation?"

Faina Wadell
04 April 2010 | 04:36

Of course, the movie memorable.

Definitely a movie whose "cult" is hard to refute.

Of course, the movie that brought fame to the Stanley Kubrick centuries.

But here's the paradox: see "2001: a Space Odyssey" it is very difficult to remember the same — easy nice.

It's hard to argue: Oscar for best visual effects, and award British Academy for the work of the artist, operator, and the soundtrack of the film was entirely deserved. The picture represents a unique, especially after its release, alloy brightest of colors and beautiful music Strauss. If you forget about the storyline, which would seem, is entirely absent, about the actors on other aspects, the movie is brilliant. So under the end was absolutely boring, not considering the final scene in the bedroom. In fact, the most interesting moments associated with the talking computer Hal, remove it, and it is possible that "2001: a Space Odyssey" will lose a major trump card.

Not to score huge role for world cinema, couple of advantages, like the soundtrack and effects still don't agree with the leadership of this bobrikovskiy paintings from all. In my understanding, not a masterpiece if you take in consideration only the work of the Director. Comparing with others, specifically fantasy films, perhaps the issue of the championship would disappear Sam is.

Jaquith Merrell
24 February 2008 | 04:53

The film Kubrick on the story of Arthur C. Clarke — the film is a sensation, removed in 1968. Something beyond garnu reality for the sixties and also impressive today, nearly 40 years.
Of course, it is impossible not to mention the quality of the scenery and special effects used in the film. However, not even is made me the greatest impression. And it — the atmosphere of the film. This intense atmosphere, I could not remember any one film, so well as I don't recall whether withstand I thing like that before.

The beginning of the film — is 3 minutes of black screen under the classical music. The first human voice on 26 minutes of the film. Not everyone in the audience can patiently observe Garcinia and fight prehistoric man-apes under music Aram Khachaturian and Johann Strauss, though the everyday life of a reasonable person in space ship "S. S. discovery-1" flying by Jupiter — will be such a viewer is not very exciting.

But this film is not for entertainment. In the basis — a man's search for answers sure — who we are, why, who created for what? Did you find the answers — clearly not everyone. After 40 years, continue to analyze this film is hard as and talk about the existence of God.
The final film absolutely blows the normal perception and get carried away in philosophical space. Kubrick — man of another dimension, it has long been clear.

All the awards this film (Oscar-1969: Best visual effects British Academy 1969: Best cinematographer, Best art, Best soundtrack) - no doubt, well deserved.

How much has 2001: A Space Odyssey made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $68,766,362.
How much did it cost to make 2001: A Space Odyssey?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $12,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey?
This tv-show was directed by Stanley Kubrick.
What is the genre of 2001: A Space Odyssey?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Sci-Fi, Adventure, Best Adventure Movies, Best Sci-Fi Movies, Best Mystery Movies, Best Independent Movies.
Who starred in 2001: A Space Odyssey?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter, Leonard Rossiter.
What is 2001: A Space Odyssey IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 8.3.
When was 2001: A Space Odyssey released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 1968-09-27.