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Questions tagged [2001-a-space-odyssey]

1968 British-American science fiction film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay was written by Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke, and was partially inspired by Clarke's short story "The Sentinel".

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2001 A Space Odyssey. Dave’s clothes and food change while watching the news [closed]

Around 50 minutes in, Dave tunes in to the BBC World News. While he watches, he is eating. If you watch closely the portions of his tray are inconsistent and he changes from his casual uniform to what ...
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Why were certain shots deliberately paced slowly in 2001: A Space Odyssey?

Just to provide a little background, Stanley Kubrick deliberately paced certain shots in near-slo-mo. You can see a ship lingering in the background for an entire minute, as the camera approached it ...
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Which movie is shown during Heywood Floyd's travel in the Pan Am starship?

During the travel between Earth and Space Station V in the Pan Am Orion III, a movie is playing in front of Heywood Floyd while he is sleeping: Which movie (or TV show, advertisement etc.) is this? ...
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Meaning of the final room in 2001: A Space Odyssey

At the end of the movie (and the book) 2001: A Space Odyssey, David Bowman enters in a room decorated as a hotel. What is it supposed to be? A kind of zoo of humans for aliens (where they can see you, ...
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How did they shoot the hostess scene?

I think this is one of the most iconic scenes of the movie 2001: a space odyssey: How did Kubrick shoot it?
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What is/was the hardware specification of HAL9000?

What was the hardware that makes up HAL9000 in the spaceship Discovery One, from Arthur C Clarke's 2001 series? Wikipedia says that HAL became operational on 12 January 1997 and the books say 1992 ...
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What is the significance of the ape movies in X-Files S10E02: Founder's Mutation

In The X-Files Season 10 Episode 02 titled "Founder's Mutation" there are two movies seen being played on the television at different moments. One is in the hospital maternity ward and is a scene from ...
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Is there an actual prop of the Monolith that was used in 2001? [closed]

The monolith from the final scene of 2001: A Space Odissey with the old man in bed lifting hand as if to touch the monolith from the bed. Where are these props?
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Is the lens on Gerty 3000 from “Moon” a reference to HAL from “2001: A Space Odyssey”?

I have been trying to collect references to HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). Could the lens in Gerty 3000 from Moon (2009) be one? It might be a stretch, but to debunk this distracting ...
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First movie where you hear breathing in a helmet?

Is 2001: A Space Odyssey the first movie where you can hear somebody's breathing in a helmet? I talk about Darth Vader's type of breathing; in the case of Kubrik's movie it is breathing in a space ...
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Symbolism of eating as a main human activity

I just saw once again Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey and noticed something I hadn't given so much attention in my previous viewings. Namely, the fact that all main characters are shown, at some point,...
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How was the space station fly-through in 2001: A Space Odyssey filmed?

In the sequence set to the Blue Danube Waltz, we see a Pan Am orbital shuttle docking with a partially-completed space station. Here is a clip from that sequence on YouTube. There are good views of ...
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Why does 2001: A Space Odyssey not provide an explanation of its ending? Are we supposed to read the book?

It's a movie geek's film to watch and to enjoy. But when I reached the end, I had no idea what to take from it. Some of the ideas are amazing, the visuals, and the lines (I'm sorry, Dave. I'm ...
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Why the stoic acting style in 2001 Space Odyssey?

One of the things that I have always found striking about 2001 A Space Odyssey is the almost mechanical acting of the human characters, especially the radio operator. I'm pretty sure it's a conscious ...