"People saw ('2001') again and again and again, and they wrote and wrote and wrote about it, and talked about it. And it was really the dominant cinematic topic of conversation for a year. So people knew then that it was great. But they didn't necessarily know what it was about, and maybe today we don't know what it's about. There are all kinds of ways to read that material, and there is no one way that's necessarily right."
   --Roger Ebert, Pulitzer Prize winning film critic

Open the pod bay doors please, HAL.

Sound: Courtesy 2001 I.R.A.

Harry Lange hopes "2001" has stood the test of time
Noted sci-fi design consultant got his start in the 1968 classic

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Local film critic embarks on the odyssey again
Professor screens "2001" with a student who had never seen it before


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"2001" fills the theater
Roger Ebert hosts wide-screen showing at the Virginia Theater

Digital Gretzky
U of I researchers developing an air hockey playing computer

NASA looking beyond 2001
Space station, unmanned probes top the near-term agenda

Links to "2001" websites
Includes interviews, essays, pictures, sound bites and a chance to talk to HAL9000