"At nine-years old, all little boys want to see the ultimate spaceship movie, even if they don't understand it. Then when they're 16, and they're trying to contemplate the meaning of life, again the film deals with that in a deeper way than most other movies. More than other special effects movies with just the visceral effects, the purely sensory impact of it."
   --Piers Bizony, author of "2001: Filming the Future"

Would you like to play a game of chess? I play very well.

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



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



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