The 40 Year Old Virgin
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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
UK / English
"Let the Awe and Mystery of a Journey Unlike Any Other Begin "
Mankind finds a mysterious, obviously artificial, artifact buried on the moon and, with the intelligent computer HAL, sets off on a quest.
Keir Dullea Dr. Dave Bowman
Gary Lockwood Dr. Frank Poole
William Sylvester Dr. Heywood R. Floyd
Daniel Richter Moon-Watcher
Leonard Rossiter Dr. Andrei Smyslov
Margaret Tyzack Elena
Robert Beatty Dr. Ralph Halvorsen
Sean Sullivan Dr. Bill Michaels
Douglas Rain HAL 9000 (voice)
Frank Miller Mission controller (voice)
Bill Weston Astronaut
Ed Bishop Aries-1B Lunar shuttle captain (as Edward Bishop)
Glenn Beck Astronaut
Alan Gifford Poole's father
Ann Gillis Poole's mother
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Producer: Stanley Kubrick
Writer: Stanley Kubrick,Arthur C. Clarke
My brief review of the film
A whimsical, often spectacular view of a future in which advances in technology dominate the world. It is well shot and although slow-moving it is intense and enjoyable throughout. The featuring of classical music to establish atmosphere works brilliantly; it provides a feeling of awe, mystery and intrigue – the same aura that Walt Disney worked in creating 'Fantasia'. The special effects, both sound and visual, are still spellbinding by the standards of today's technology. Aside from the technical pluses of the film, it stands strong as it is one of not many films out there that has something important to say about humankind, and where the human race is heading in terms of our increasing reliance on machines and our unquenchable thirst to discover. Despite an ending that is hard to understand, it is even harder to overlook this film a true cinema classic.

Seen it:Ja
Nr of disks/tapes:1
User credit 1:1001 movies you must see before you die
User credit 2:488
Storage device:DVD
Imdb rating: 8.3
Running time: 141 min / 160 min (premiere cut)
Subtitles: Svenska
Audio tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]; Stereo [English]
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Last modified: 2008-03-06 21:03:41