2001: A Space Odyssey
"2001" is a story of evolution. Sometime in the distant past, someone or something nudged evolution by placing a monolith on Earth (presumably elsewhere throughout the universe as well). Evolution then enabled humankind to reach the moon's surface, where yet another monolith is found, one that signals the monolith placers that humankind has evolved that far. Now a race begins between computers (HAL) and human (Bowman) to reach the monolith placers. The winner will achieve the next step in evolution, whatever that may be.
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Writer: Stanley Kubrick (screenplay), Arthur C. Clarke (screenplay)
Released: 12 May 1968
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. Another 15 wins & 10 nominations.
Movie Video Clips
I am putting myself to the fullest...
Open the pod bay doors
I can see you're really upset about this
I know I've made some very poor...
Just what do you think you're doing
You have an enormous responsibility on...
Despite your enormous intellect
I don't know
Can't you think of anything else you...
By the way
Something like that
Don't suppose you have any idea what the...
Welcome to Voiceprint Identification
That's a very nice rendering
I've just picked up a fault in the AE35...
Three of the five men were put aboard...
We're going home
What are you doing
X ray delta one
You guys have really come up with...
I am feeling much better now
At the risk of pressing you on a point...
You are cleared through Voiceprint...
See you on the way back
Dr. Dave Bowman - Keir Dullea
Dr. Frank Poole - Gary Lockwood
Dr. Heywood R. Floyd - William Sylvester
Moon-Watcher - Daniel Richter
Dr. Andrei Smyslov - Leonard Rossiter
Elena - Margaret Tyzack
Dr. Ralph Halvorsen - Robert Beatty
Dr. Bill Michaels - Sean Sullivan
HAL 9000 - Douglas Rain
Mission Controller - Frank Miller
Astronaut - Bill Weston
Aries-1B Lunar Shuttle Captain - Ed Bishop
Astronaut - Glenn Beck
Poole's Father - Alan Gifford
Poole's Mother - Ann Gillis
Aries-1B Stewardess - Edwina Carroll
Stewardess - Penny Brahms
Stewardess - Heather Downham
Astronaut - Mike Lovell
Ape - John Ashley
Ape - Jimmy Bell
Ape - David Charkham
Ape - Simon Davis
Ape - Jonathan Daw
Ape (as Peter Delmar) - Péter Delmár
Ape Attacked by Leopard - Terry Duggan
Ape - David Fleetwood
Ape - Danny Grover
Ape - Brian Hawley
Ape - David Hines
Ape - Tony Jackson
Ape - John Jordan
Ape (as Scott Mackee) - Scott MacKee
Ape - Laurence Marchant
Ape - Darryl Paes
Ape - Joe Refalo
Ape - Andy Wallace
Ape - Bob Wilyman
Ape Killed by Moon-Watcher (as Richard Wood) - Richard Woods
Interviewer - Martin Amor
Young Man - S. Newton Anderson
Stewardess on Space Station - Ann Barrass
TMA-1 Site Technician #2 - John Clifford
Military Officer at Clavius Meeting - Harold Coyne
Moonwalker - Harry Fielder
Military Officer at Clavius Meeting - Lew Hooper
Voice Print Identification Girl - Judy Keirn
BBC-12 Announcer - Kenneth Kendall
Squirt - Floyd's Daughter - Vivian Kubrick
Scientist at TMA-1 Briefing - Roy Lansford
Hostess in Elevator - Maggie London
Russian Scientist - Irena Marr
Russian Scientist - Krystyna Marr
Receptionist - Chela Matthison
Scientist - Colin McKenzie
- Kim Neil
V. F. Kaminsky - Ivor Powell
Judo Opponent on Aries-Ib TV - Doug Robinson
Judo Opponent on Aries-Ib TV - Jennifer Sanders
Miller - Kevin Scott
TMA-1 Site Technician #1 - John Swindells
TMA-1 Site Photographer - Burnell Tucker