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2001, a space odyssey

Language and/or Subtitles: English
French
Spanish
Format: DVD 2007
Availability: Available at 20 Libraries 20 of 22 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Audio/Visual DVD TWO Thousand
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Brentwood Library Audiovisual DVD CLASSICS 2001: A Space Odyssey
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Audiovisual Collection DVD 2001
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CLP - Beechview Audiovisual Collection DVD 2001
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CLP - Brookline Audiovisual Collection DVD 2001
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CLP - Carrick Audiovisual Collection DVD 2001
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CLP - Hazelwood Audiovisual Collection DVD 2001
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CLP - Hill District Audiovisual Collection DVD 2001
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CLP - Homewood Audiovisual Collection DVD 2001
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CLP - Knoxville Audiovisual Collection DVD 2001
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CLP - Lawrenceville Audiovisual Collection DVD 2001
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor Film & Audio - Feature Film DVD DVD 2001
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CLP - Sheraden Audiovisual Collection DVD 2001
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CLP - South Side Audiovisual Collection DVD 2001
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CLP - West End Audiovisual Collection DVD 2001
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CLP - Woods Run Audiovisual Collection DVD 2001
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Monroeville Public Library Video DVD Two
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Collection  Video
 
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Movies DVD 2001
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Shaler North Hills Library Audiovisual DVD TWO [SC-FAN]
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Wilkinsburg Public Library Audiovisual DVD SCI 2001 A SPACE ODYSSEY
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CLP - East Liberty AV CHECKED OUT
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Audiovisual Collection CHECKED OUT
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Summary
A mind-bending sci-fi symphony, Stanley Kubrick's landmark 1968 epic pushed the limits of narrative and special effects toward a meditation on technology and humanity. Based on Arthur C. Clarke's story The Sentinel, Kubrick and Clarke's screenplay is structured in four movements. At the "Dawn of Man," a group of hominids encounters a mysterious black monolith alien to their surroundings. To the strains of Strauss's 1896 Also sprach Zarathustra, a hominid invents the first weapon, using a bone to kill prey. As the hominid tosses the bone in the air, Kubrick cuts to a 21st century spacecraft hovering over the Earth, skipping ahead millions of years in technological development. U.S. scientist Dr. Heywood Floyd (William Sylvester) 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 (Keir Dullea) and Frank Poole (Gary Lockwood) head toward Jupiter on the spaceship 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. With assistance from special-effects expert Douglas Trumbull, Kubrick spent over two years meticulously creating the most "realistic" depictions of outer space ever seen, greatly advancing cinematic technology for a story expressing grave doubts about technology itself. Despite some initial critical reservations that it was too long and too dull, 2001 became one of the most popular films of 1968, underlining the generation gap between young moviegoers who wanted to see something new and challenging and oldsters who "didn't get it." Provocatively billed as "the ultimate trip," 2001 quickly caught on with a counterculture youth audience open to a contemplative (i.e. chemically enhanced) viewing experience of a film suggesting that the way to enlightenment was to free one's mind of the U.S. military-industrial-technological complex. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi
Additional Information
Subjects Twenty-first century -- Drama.
Computers -- Drama.
Human-computer interaction -- Drama.
Human evolution -- Drama.
Outer space -- Exploration -- Drama.
Feature films.
Science fiction films.
Fantasy films.
Epic films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher Burbank, CA :Warner Home Video,2007
Edition Two-disc special ed., widescreen.
Other Titles Stanley Kubrick's 2001, a space odyssey
Two thousand and one, a space odyssey
Space odyssey
Contributors Kubrick, Stanley.
Clarke, Arthur C. (Arthur Charles), 1917-2008.
Dullea, Keir, 1936-
Lockwood, Gary, 1937-
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Turner Entertainment Co.
Participants/Performers Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood.
Audience Rating: G.
Language English
French
Spanish
In English or French with optional subtitles in French and Spanish subtitles; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Notes Title from container.
At head of title: Stanley Kubrick's.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1968.
Special features include: commentary by Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood; theatrical trailer; Channel Four documentary 2001: the making of a myth; Standing on the shoulders of Kubrick: the legacy of 2001 featurette; Vision of a future passed: the prophecy of 2001 featurette; 2001, a space odyssey: a look behind the future featurette; What is out there featurette; 2001: FX and early conceptual artwork; Look: Stanley Kubrick; 1966 audio-only interview of Kubrick conducted by Jeremy Bernstein.
System Details DVD; dual-layer format; region 1; widescreen (letterbox) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Description 2 videodiscs (148 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781419830587
1419830589
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