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The Resource 2001, a space odyssey, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; Polaris ; Stanley Kubrick Productions ; produced by Stanley Kubrick ; screenplay by Arthur C. Clarke & Stanley Kubrick ; directed by Stanley Kubrick, (videorecording)

2001, a space odyssey, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; Polaris ; Stanley Kubrick Productions ; produced by Stanley Kubrick ; screenplay by Arthur C. Clarke & Stanley Kubrick ; directed by Stanley Kubrick, (videorecording)

Label
2001, a space odyssey
Title
2001, a space odyssey
Statement of responsibility
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; Polaris ; Stanley Kubrick Productions ; produced by Stanley Kubrick ; screenplay by Arthur C. Clarke & Stanley Kubrick ; directed by Stanley Kubrick
Title variation
Stanley Kubrick's 2001, a space odyssey
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
At the Dawn of Man, a group of hominids encounters a mysterious black monolith that is alien to their surroundings. A hominid discovers the first weapon, using a bone to kill prey. The bone is tossed in the air and it's a 21st century spacecraft hovering over the Earth, skipping ahead millions of years in technological development only to imply that man hasn't advanced very far at all psychologically. U.S. scientist Dr. Heywood Floyd travels to the moon to check out the discovery of a strange object on the moon's surface: a black monolith. As the sun's rays strike the stone, however, it emits a piercing, deafening sound that fills the investigators' headphones and stops them in their path. Cutting ahead 18 months, impassive astronauts David Bowman and Frank Poole head toward Jupiter on the space ship Discovery, their only company three hibernating astronauts and the vocal, man-made HAL 9000 computer running the entire ship. When the all-too-human HAL malfunctions, however, he tries to murder the astronauts to cover his error, forcing Bowman to defend himself the only way he can. Free of HAL, and finally informed of the voyage's purpose by a recording from Floyd, Bowman journeys to "Jupiter and Beyond the Infinite, " through the psychedelic slit-scan star-gate to an 18th century room, and the completion of the monolith's evolutionary mission
Awards note
Academy Awards, 1969: Oscar - Best Effects, Special Visual Effects (Stanley Kubrick)
Cataloging source
NHA
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
2001, a space odyssey (Motion picture)
Credits note
Director of photography, Geoffrey Unsworth ; editor, Ray Lovejoy ; production designer, Ernest Archer, Harry Lange, Tony Masters
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: G
Language note
English and French; with subtitles in English, French and Spanish
LC call number
PR6005.L36
LC item number
A616 2011
PerformerNote
Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter, Leonard Rossiter, Margaret Tyzack, Robert Beatty, Sean Sullivan ; HAL 9000 voice: Douglas Rain
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1917-2008
  • 1936-
  • 1937-
  • 1922-1995
  • 1926-1984
  • 1931-2011
  • 1909-1992
  • 1921-1985
  • 1917-2008
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kubrick, Stanley
  • Clarke, Arthur C.
  • Dullea, Keir
  • Lockwood, Gary
  • Sylvester, William
  • Richter, Dan
  • Rossiter, Leonard
  • Tyzack, Margaret
  • Beatty, Robert
  • Sullivan, Sean
  • Rain, Douglas
  • Clarke, Arthur C.
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Polaris Film Production & Finance
  • Stanley Kubrick Productions
  • Turner Entertainment Co
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
148
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • HAL (Fictitious character)
  • Antiquities, Prehistoric
  • Astronauts
  • Interplanetary voyages
  • Computer system failures
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
2001, a space odyssey, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; Polaris ; Stanley Kubrick Productions ; produced by Stanley Kubrick ; screenplay by Arthur C. Clarke & Stanley Kubrick ; directed by Stanley Kubrick, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel "The sentinel" by Arthur C. Clarke
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1968
  • Special features: Commentary by Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood; theatrical trailer
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Control code
ocn727063657
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (148 min.)
Isbn
9780780676145
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883929187522
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1308818
  • (OCoLC)727063657
System details
Region 1; letterbox widescreen; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD
Label
2001, a space odyssey, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; Polaris ; Stanley Kubrick Productions ; produced by Stanley Kubrick ; screenplay by Arthur C. Clarke & Stanley Kubrick ; directed by Stanley Kubrick, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel "The sentinel" by Arthur C. Clarke
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1968
  • Special features: Commentary by Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood; theatrical trailer
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Control code
ocn727063657
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (148 min.)
Isbn
9780780676145
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883929187522
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1308818
  • (OCoLC)727063657
System details
Region 1; letterbox widescreen; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD

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