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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) • Screenplay

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The official "2001: A Space Odyssey" screenplay is written by Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke. The script is nothing less than a masterpiece of storytelling. And yes, it's available free to read or download whenever you're ready.

Born: July 26, 1928. Died: March 7, 1999. Stanley Kubrick was a producer, director and writer known for 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), A Clockwork Orange (1971).

Born: December 16, 1917. Died: March 19, 2008. Arthur C. Clarke was a novelist and writer known for 2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010: The Year We Make Contact.

What's "2001: A Space Odyssey" about?

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Stanley Kubrick’s dazzling, Academy Award®-winning achievement is a compelling drama of man vs. machine, a stunning meld of music and motion. Kubrick (who co-wrote the screenplay with Arthur C. Clarke) first visits our prehistoric ape-ancestry past. And then leaps millennia into colonized space, ultimately whisking astronaut Bowman (Keir Dullea) into uncharted space, perhaps even into immortality.

You know I have the greatest enthusiasm possible for the mission.

pg. 50

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Where would movies be today without screenwriters?

American screenwriter Paul Schrader is quoted as saying, "I could be just a writer very easily. I am not a writer. I am a screenwriter, which is half a filmmaker. But it is not an art form, because screenplays are not works of art. They are invitations to others to collaborate on a work of art."

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So, when you're reading the "2001: A Space Odyssey" screenplay tonight, consider what went into it. Not just the script, but the whole movie. When it was released in 1968, the special effects were groundbreaking. It truly is awe inspiring, even to this day.

In fact, there is still a theory floating around (in 'certain') circles that the film's director, Stanley Kubrick, helped NASA "fake the moon landing".

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