50 Years Ago Today: 2001: A Space Odyssey Premiered

Hi, friends. Today marks the 50th year anniversary of a legendary film’s premiere in Washington, D.C.

Facts About 2001: A Space Odyssey

2001_A_Space_Odyssey_(1968)

  • Sci-fi film from 1968 (one year before US moon landing) involving outer space, extraterrestrial life, and artificial intelligence
  • Produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick (also directed Full Metal Jacket)
  • Based on a short story by Arthur Clarke, who helped Kubrick write the screenplay
  • Novel and film versions were developed together
  • Depicts spaceflight accurately–the film is considered “hard science fiction”
  • Contains minimal dialogue–none at all for the first and last twenty minutes
  • Soundtrack uses several pieces of classical music
  • Replicas of the spacecrafts were built in various sizes
  • Filmed almost entirely indoors in England
  • Considered one of the best, most influential films ever made

Thanks for reading! Have you seen this one?

2 comments

  1. I watched 2001: A Space Odyssey many years ago and I remember I liked it, even if I was rather puzzled about the third part, which I’m not sure I really understood.
    I would like to watch it sometime again 🙂

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