2001: A Space Odyssey Film Summary & Analysis

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Essay Questions

What impact does Kubrick's decision not to use a narrator and having such large portions of his film without dialogue have on your viewing of the film?

What clues does Kubrick give to the audience about the conditions of Moonwatcher's tribe before the appearance of the monolith?

How does Kubrick show the improvements in Moonwatcher and his tribe after the appearance of the monolith?

Discuss the differences between the first and second encounters of Moonwatcher's tribe with the larger tribe of apes.

Discuss the ways that Kubrick highlights the advances in technology at the beginning of the "From the Earth to the Moon" portion of the film.

Why are Dr. Floyd and the National Aeronautical Council so concerned with keeping the discovery of the buried moon monolith secret?

What are the differences in the reactions of Bowman and Poole when confronted with the possibility of...

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