"Actually, it was celebrated right from the first. It got mixed reviews. It got some negative reviews. New York Times was negative. My review was positive. I'm not putting myself in that category with the New York Times, I was just a kid in those days, but at least I did know that it was a very good movie. But very quickly it became a phenomenon, and it ran for two years in many theatres."
   --Roger Ebert, Pulitzer Prize winning film critic

Fifteen minutes to ignition, all systems nominal.

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

More on...

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


About this site...



"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