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2001: A Space Odyssey. 1968; Director: Stanley Kubrick
"2001: A Space Odyssey" Screenplay
Kubrick and Clarke's 65-page script, in PDF format
The Space Odyssey Explained
A flash movie in four parts, interpreting the themes and scope of "2001". This bit of animation is worth a thousand words for those eager to understand the sub-text of the movie.
Synopsis, articles, cast list, stills, sounds, and links
ďHappy Birthday, Halď
The HAL 9000 computer - an artificial intelligence that could think, talk, see, feel, and occasionally go berserk - was supposed to be operational in January 1997. Has anyone seen HAL? An article by Wired's Simson Garfinkel
"2001: A Scorecard"
"How close are we to building HAL? Iím sorry, Dave, Iím afraid we canít do that". An article from "Scientific American"
2001 and Beyond the Infinite
Critical essay and interpretation of the movie
2001 on
Offering sounds, pictures, quotes, reviews, discussions and links
Google directory
Links and an index by category of the movie and related topics
HAL 9000 Simulator
Put HAL on your browser's homepage
HAL's Legacy: 2001's Computer as Dream and Reality
From the MIT Press, a portal for the movie, with an academic twist
The Year of 2001: A Space Odyssey
Resources from, including discussion forums, step by step presentations of the special effects and links to articles about the movie, the concept, Kubrick and more