"'2001' came out in 1968, nine years before 'Star Wars'. While 'Star Wars' gets all the attention, and justly so, a lot of stuff was really pioneered in '2001'. There was stuff in there never done before. Nobody thought to pay attention to the details like (Stanley) Kubrick."
   --Marc Cooper, senior technical director in computer graphics at Industrial Light and Magic

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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