Definition of 2001: A Space Odyssey from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


2001: A Space Odyssey

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a film (1968) about future travel in space, written by Arthur C Clarke and Stanley Kubrick, who also directed it. The story is about a long trip taken in a spacecraft by two astronauts with an intelligent computer called HAL. It raised interesting questions about the influence of computers and the possibility of life on other planets. The film won an Oscar for its special visual effects. Clarke later wrote the novel 2010: Odyssey Two (1982) which was also made into a film (1984).