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    Tom Hanks hosts '2001: A Space Odyssey' screening 4/25/08

    Academy Celebrates
    40th Anniversary
    of Kubrick’s Futuristic Epic

    Beverly Hills, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a 40th anniversary screening of Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” on Friday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

    Tom Hanks, whose career and interests were markedly influenced by “2001: A Space Odyssey,” will host this special screening, presented in 70mm 6-track stereo, as was the original release.

    Following the screening, Hanks will be joined onstage by actor Keir Dullea, Oscar®-nominated visual effects wizard Douglas Trumbull and special effects artist Bruce Logan to discuss their work on the film.

    In May 1964 director Kubrick and science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke embarked on a creative collaboration: a novel and a screenplay inspired by Clarke’s 1950 short story “The Sentinel.” In December 1965, many ideas, drafts and titles later, filming commenced on “2001: A Space Odyssey.” The futuristic epic, which premiered in April 1968, would prove to be one of the groundbreaking films of the decade, receiving an Academy Award® for Special Visual Effects (Kubrick) as well as Oscar nominations for Art Direction (Tony Masters, Harry Lange, Ernie Archer), Directing (Kubrick) and Writing – Story and Screenplay written directly for the screen (Kubrick, Clarke).

    With its epoch-spanning storyline and its nearly dialogue-free script, “2001: A Space Odyssey” combined the production values of Hollywood filmmaking with the artistic sensibility of European cinema. Its cerebral approach to the genre helped usher in a new, more literate age of science fiction cinema, and its extraordinary imagery – the widescreen 70mm cinematography of Geoffrey Unsworth, the visually dazzling and scrupulously researched production design, and especially the Oscar-winning special effects – instantly became the benchmark by which all space films would be judged.

    Tickets for the Academy’s 40th anniversary presentation of “2001: A Space Odyssey” may be purchased online at www.oscars.org, in person at the Academy box office or by mail. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. All seating is unreserved. The Academy is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. For more information, call (310) 247-3600.
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    Re: Tom Hanks hosts '2001: A Space Odyssey' screening 4/25/08


    Monday, May 5 – Apollo 13 (1995)
    139 mins.

    Director Ron Howard turned an ill-fated space mission into a successful film by balancing gripping human drama with meticulous technical detail. The film received nine nominations, including Best Picture (Brian Grazer, producer), Actor in a Supporting Role (Ed Harris), Actress in a Supporting Role (Kathleen Quinlan), Art Direction (Michael Corenblith; Set Decoration: Merideth Boswell), Music – Original Dramatic Score (James Horner), Visual Effects (Robert Legato, Michael Kanfer, Leslie Ekker, Matt Sweeney) and Writing – Screenplay based on material previously produced or published (William Broyles, Jr., Al Reinert); it won for Film Editing (Mike Hill, Dan Hanley) and Sound (Rick Dior, Steve Pederson, Scott Millan, David MacMillan).
    Scheduled post-film discussion panelists include production designer Michael Corenblith, actors Loren Dean and Kathleen Quinlan, executive producer/second unit director Todd Hallowell, editor Dan Hanley, visual effects supervisor Robert Legato, sound re-recording mixer Scott Millan, re-recording mixer and special effects coordinator Matt Sweeney.
    http://www.oscars.org/events/g2bn5/april.html
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    Re: Tom Hanks hosts '2001: A Space Odyssey' screening 4/25/08

    the 2001 screening would be great to see. Have to see about getting up to LA from the OC in that lovely Friday rush hour traffic to get there by 6:30pm.

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    Re: Tom Hanks hosts '2001: A Space Odyssey' screening 4/25/08

    This is a great opportunity to see an exceptional print of the film in a wonderful setting at the Academy's Goldwyn Theatre. Visiting their lobby and hallway exhibits alone are worth the fight through traffic to Beverly Hills.

    Plus Tom Hanks is easily one of the most thoughtful, passionate and terribly funny hosts around. He's an avowed spacenut so it should be a very special night.
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    Re: Tom Hanks hosts '2001: A Space Odyssey' screening 4/25/08

    What timing, I just watched 2001 the other night. It's too bad Arthur didn't live long enough to make it to this event. With Tom Hanks involved, this has me wondering if him and Ron Howard are still interested in making 2061: Odyssey Three and 3001: The Final Odyssey into movies.

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    Re: Tom Hanks hosts '2001: A Space Odyssey' screening 4/25/08

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbossa View Post
    With Tom Hanks involved, this has me wondering if him and Ron Howard are still interested in making 2061: Odyssey Three and 3001: The Final Odyssey into movies.
    I so hope not.

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