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2001: a Space Odyssey 2001: a Space Odyssey

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Directed by Stanley Kubrick

Directed by Stanley Kubrick

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A year before the first moon landing, Stanley Kubrick envisioned an outer space where vast spacecraft revolve weightlessly to the strains of Johann Strauss’s Blue Danube waltz.

2001... revolutionised the depiction of the cosmos on film, at the same time – when the HAL-9000 computer fatefully malfunctions during a mission to Jupiter – sounding a warning about the coming computer age.

Beginning with primordial pre-humans developing tools and climaxing with astronaut David Bowman (Keir Dullea) travelling beyond the limits of the known universe, Kubrick’s film was an intellectual (and psychedelic) event in the late 1960s. A ‘match cut’ which quickly replaces a bone thrown upwards by an ape with a similarly shaped spaceship floating through space, thereby compressing millennia of human evolution, sets the tone for a visually and intellectually extraordinary film.

 

A year before the first moon landing, Stanley Kubrick envisioned an outer space where vast spacecraft revolve weightlessly to the strains of Johann Strauss’s Blue Danube waltz.

2001... revolutionised the depiction of the cosmos on film, at the same time – when the HAL-9000 computer fatefully malfunctions during a mission to Jupiter – sounding a warning about the coming computer age.

Beginning with primordial pre-humans developing tools and climaxing with astronaut David Bowman (Keir Dullea) travelling beyond the limits of the known universe, Kubrick’s film was an intellectual (and psychedelic) event in the late 1960s. A ‘match cut’ which quickly replaces a bone thrown upwards by an ape with a similarly shaped spaceship floating through space, thereby compressing millennia of human evolution, sets the tone for a visually and intellectually extraordinary film.

 

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SKU 7321900650007
Catalogue Number D065000
Year 1968
Format DVD
Publisher(s) Warner Home Video
Countries USA
Aspect ratio 1:2.20
Colour Colour
Sound Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Italian
Language(s) English
Running time 136 mins
DVD region 2
Certificate U

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