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'2001: A Space Odyssey' 50 Years Later47:23
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This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Keir Dullea in a scene from the 1968 film, "2001: A Space Odyssey."  (Warner Bros. via AP)
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Keir Dullea in a scene from the 1968 film, "2001: A Space Odyssey." (Warner Bros. via AP)

With Jennifer Glasse

It's been 50 years since Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece premiered on the big screen, forever changing cinema as we know it. The making of the movie itself, however, was its own incredible odyssey. We'll discuss the legacy and making of one the most influential films of all time.

Guests:

Michael Benson, author of "Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece."

Dan Richter, mime and actor who played Moon-Watcher, the leader of a tribe of ape-men in the movie.

Doug Trumbull, movie director, inventor and special effects supervisor. He was the Visual Effects Supervisor on "2001: A Space Odyssey."

Excerpt of "Space Odyssey":

It's 50 years since the premiere of "2001: A Space Odyssey" – director Stanley Kubrick’s epic film about man’s place in the universe. Kubrick collaborated with science fiction legend Arthur C. Clarke on what some have called the greatest sci fi movie ever made. Making it was hard and uncertain. A new book traces the ups and downs of the legendary movie that led the way for science fiction on the big screen.

This hour, On Point: The making of 2001: a Space Odyssey

--Jennifer Glasse

This program aired on April 3, 2018.

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