2001: A Space Odyssey
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Also Known As: Journey Beyond the Stars
Taglines: Let the Awe and Mystery of a Journey Unlike Any Other Begin..
After discovering a mysterious artifact buried beneath the Lunar surface, mankind sets off on a quest to find its origins with help from intelligent supercomputer H.A.L. 9000.
The plot of this sci-fi movie was based on the novel “The Sentinel” by the famous American writer science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke, which he wrote in 1951.The best scientists gathered from all over the world into a single scientific team, was the state-of-the-art huge Discovery scientific spacecraft, the purpose and mission of which was to deliver your crew to the far corner of the solar system to the planet Jupiter. A crew assembled from the best astronauts from around the world and specially designed for this mission, equipped with an artificial intelligence HAL-9000 on-board computer, must arrive in the orbit of Jupiter to pick up a mysterious artifact from it that people called “monolith”.
Scientists previously discovered 2 mysterious artifacts, one of which was discovered on Earth, and the other after people had mastered space on the lunar surface in the ground of one of the craters. Scientists have hypothesized that the artifact found on Earth served as an impetus for the development of human civilization. And after the artifact found on the Moon and which is a huge parallelepiped of great shape, sent a signal right in the heart of the solar system to Jupiter, it was decided to send a research mission there.
The ship’s crew is led by a brave captain, astronaut Dave Bowman and his assistant Frank Poole, who, together with the HAL 9000 on-board computer, control the ship while all the other crew members are in suspended animation very difficult tasks. Perhaps this mission will be able to uncover the secrets of the universe and open the curtain on the origin of human civilization. But the astronauts do not realize that their mission is important not only for the entire peaceful scientific community, but the military also has its secret goals that are assigned to this journey. And in secret from the scientist and crew, they programmed the on-board computer to carry out secret instructions. Which will immediately take effect as soon as the scientific ship arrives in the orbit of Jupiter.
Creators: Stanley Kubrick
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Star Cast: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester
Producer (s): Stanley Kubrick
Cinematographer: Geoffrey Unsworth
Production House: Stanley Kubrick Productions
Original network / Official Sites: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release Year: 12 May 1968 (UK)
Runtime: 149 min
Genres: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Language: English, Russian
In the prehistoric African veldt, a tribe of hominids are driven away from their water hole by a rival tribe. Later, they awaken to find an alien monolith has appeared before them. Influenced by the monolith, they discover how to use a bone as a weapon and, after their first hunt, return to drive their rivals away with the newly discovered tool.
Millions of years later, Dr. Heywood Floyd, Chairman of the United States National Council of Astronautics, travels to Clavius Base, a US lunar outpost. During a stopover at Space Station 5, he meets Russian scientists who are concerned that Clavius seems to be incommunicado. Floyd refuses to discuss rumours of an epidemic at the base. Continuing his journey to Clavius, Floyd addresses a meeting of personnel to whom he stresses the need for secrecy with respect to their newest discovery. Floyd’s mission is to investigate a recently found artefact buried four million years ago near the crater Tycho. Floyd and others ride in a Moonbus to the artefact, a monolith identical to the one encountered by the ape-men. As they examine the monolith, it is struck by sunlight, upon which it emits a high-powered radio signal.
Eighteen months later, the United States spacecraft Discovery One is bound for Jupiter. On board are mission pilots and scientists Dr. David Bowman and Dr. Frank Poole, along with three other scientists in suspended animation. Most of Discovery’s operations are controlled by “HAL”, a HAL 9000 computer with a human personality. A conversation between HAL and Bowman is interrupted when HAL reports the imminent failure of an antenna control device. The astronauts retrieve it in an extravehicular activity (EVA) pod but find nothing wrong. HAL suggests reinstalling the device and letting it fail so the problem can be verified. Mission Control advises the astronauts that results from their own HAL 9000 computer indicate that HAL is in error about the device’s imminent failure. HAL attributes the discrepancy to human error.
Concerned about HAL’s behaviour, Bowman and Poole enter an EVA pod to talk without HAL overhearing, and agree to disconnect HAL if he is proven wrong. HAL follows their conversation by lip reading. While Poole is on a space walk outside his pod attempting to replace the antenna unit, HAL takes control of the pod, severs Poole’s oxygen hose, and sets him adrift. Bowman takes another pod to rescue Poole; while he is outside, HAL turns off the life support functions of the crewmen in suspended animation, thereby killing them. When Bowman returns to the ship with Poole’s body, HAL refuses to let him in, saying “I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that”. HAL states that the astronauts’ plan to deactivate him jeopardises the mission. Bowman opens the ship’s emergency airlock manually, enters the ship, and proceeds to HAL’s processor core, where he begins disconnecting HAL’s circuits. HAL tries to reassure and assuage Bowman, then pleads with him to stop, and then expresses fear. When the disconnection is complete, a prerecorded video message plays, revealing that the mission’s objective is to investigate the radio signal sent from the monolith to Jupiter.
At Jupiter, Bowman finds a third, much larger, monolith orbiting the planet. He leaves Discovery in an EVA pod to investigate, but is pulled into a vortex of coloured light. Bowman is carried across vast distances of space, while viewing bizarre cosmological phenomena and strange landscapes of unusual colours. Eventually he finds himself in a large neoclassical bedroom where he sees, and then becomes, older versions of himself: first standing in the bedroom, middle-aged and still in his spacesuit, then dressed in leisure attire and eating dinner, and finally as an old man lying on a bed. A monolith appears at the foot of the bed, and as Bowman reaches for it, he is transformed into a foetus enclosed in a transparent orb of light, which floats in space beside the Earth.