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The Ageless Appeal of 2001: A Space Odyssey 

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A Pan Am shuttle prepares to dock at the internationalSpace Station Vin this classic scene from the film.

Credit: MGM/Stanley Kubrick Productions/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock

In 1968, film-maker Stanley Kubrick and his screenwriting colleague, science-fiction author Arthur C. Clarke, presented 2001: A Space Odyssey. Half a century later, this unprecedentedly detailed speculation about our place in the cosmos and our evolving relationship with technology is regarded as one of the great landmarks in cinema.

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