2001: A Space Odyssey
Director: Stanley Kubrick Run Time: 149 min. Rating: G Release Year: 1968
Starring: Daniel Richter, Douglas Rain, Gary Lockwood, Keir Dullea, William Sylvester
An imposing black structure provides a connection between the past and the future in this enigmatic adaptation of a short story by revered sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke. When Dr. Dave Bowman (Keir Dullea) and other astronauts are sent on a mysterious mission, their ship’s computer system, HAL, begins to display increasingly strange behavior, leading up to a tense showdown between man and machine that results in a mind-bending trek through space and time.
“Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey is the picture which science-fiction enthusiasts of every age and in every corner of the world have prayed (sometimes forlornly) that the industry might one day give them.” ~ Charles Champlin, Los Angeles Times
Sight & Sound Rank #6