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Roughly Speaking episode 374:
This month marks 50 years since the release of one of the most influential and popular films of all time, Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey." Film critic Linda DeLibero, says, "It changed my life. It made me realize that cinema was the most important art form." She says no science fiction film has topped Kubrick's for its ability to convey the "limitlessness and terror of space." DeLibero and critic Christopher Llewellyn Reed talk about a movie that has been variously described as a milestone and a masterpiece, but also opaque and puzzling and "the strangest blockbuster in Hollywood history."
Linda DeLibero is director of film and media studies at Johns Hopkins University. Chris Reed is professor and director of the department of film and moving image at Stevenson University.
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