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An ESL / EFL Online Gap-Fill Quiz on 2001: A Space Odyssey






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2001: A Space Odyssey is a 1968 science fiction film and directed by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay was co- by Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke, and was partially by Clarke's short story "The Sentinel". The story with a series of encounters between humans and mysterious, giant black stones that are apparently affecting human . A space voyage to Jupiter tracing a emitted by one such monolith was found on the moon. Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood as the two astronauts on this voyage, with Douglas Rain as the voice of the computer HAL 9000, who has full over their spaceship.

The film is frequently described as an "", both for its length and , and for its similarity to classical epics. The film deals with human evolution, technology, artificial intelligence, and extra-terrestrial life. It is for its scientific accuracy, pioneering special , surreal imagery, sound in place of traditional techniques, and minimal use of . Despite initially receiving mixed reactions from critics and alike, 2001: A Space Odyssey built up a cult following and slowly became a box office hit. Today it is recognized by many critics, filmmakers, and audiences as one of the greatest and most films ever made.



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