VINTAGE FILM 2001: A Space Odyssey


2001: A Space Odyssey

Though the actors are not household names, most households listen every day to the helpful and detached (yet often infuriating) responses of Alexa and Siri – direct descendants the voice of the HAL 9000 onboard computer. If only Kubrick had stuck with his original voice actor (Martin Balsam), how different might the world sound today?

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Screenplay by: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke

Starring: Douglas Rain (voice), Gary Lockwood, Keir Dullea

Major nominations on original release : Academy Award for Best Director, Screenplay; BAFTA for Best Film

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