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2001: The Making of a Myth (2001)

The geniality of the mythical Kubrick's masterpiece "2001: A Space Odyssey" is explored and debated here by scholars, author Arthur C. Clarke and some members of the cast and crew who were ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Cameron ... Himself - Narrator
Arthur C. Clarke ... Himself (as Sir Arthur C. Clarke)
Con Pederson Con Pederson ... Himself - Special Photographic Effects Supervisor: '2001'
Douglas Trumbull ... Himself - Special Photographic Effects Supervisor: '2001' (as Doug Trumbull)
Brian Johnson Brian Johnson ... Himself - Special Effects Artist: '2001'
Fred Ordway Fred Ordway ... Himself - Scientific Consultant: '2001'
Heather Downham ... Herself
Stanley Kubrick ... Himself (archive footage)
Ed Bishop ... Himself
Daniel Richter ... Himself - Actor 'Moonwatcher' (as Dan Richter)
Keith Denny Keith Denny ... Himself
Camille Paglia Camille Paglia ... Herself - Writer and Art Critic (as Professor Camille Paglia)
Ray Lovejoy Ray Lovejoy ... Himself - Film Editor: '2001'
Keir Dullea ... Himself - Leading Actor: '2001'
Ron Brachman Ron Brachman ... Himself - Artifical Intelligence Expert: AT&T (as Dr. Ron Brachman)
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The geniality of the mythical Kubrick's masterpiece "2001: A Space Odyssey" is explored and debated here by scholars, author Arthur C. Clarke and some members of the cast and crew who were part of the magnificent experience that would become one of the landmarks of science fiction movies, still fascinating audiences with its mystery, its visual and its messages. Written by Rodrigo Amaro

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13 January 2001 (UK) See more »

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Good but Dry Documentary
17 May 2016 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

2001: The Making of a Myth (2001)

*** (out of 4)

James Cameron hosts this documentary that is certainly well-made but it isn't nearly as interesting as one would have hoped for. Arthur C. Clarke, Con Pederson, Douglas Trumbull and various other cast and crew members are on hand to discuss the landmark Stanley Kubrick film.

There have been countless documentaries made on Kubrick's 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY and this one here will appeal to die-hard fans of the film but I personally think there have been much more interesting films out there. I think the biggest problem is that a lot of the commentary here comes off rather dry and it's just not overly interesting. The most fascinating parts includes one actor who played one of the apes and we hear about the research he did for the part. Another interesting discussion deals with how the film began to catch on longer after its original release.


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