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2001: A Space Odyssey (MGM, released 1968)
Directed by Stanley Kubrick
Screenplay by Stanley Kubrick & Arthur C. Clarke
Starring Kier Dullea & Gary Lockwood
Novel by Arthur C. Clarke
I consider 2001: A Space Odyssey to be one of the twentieth century’s crowning artistic achievements, both the film and the novel. In the years since its release friends have asked me to “explain” the movie to them. I don’t think it is possible for one person to explain an existential movie to another. Interpretations of 2001 are a personal...