2001 at 50 by Egantx7

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SorensonG


Runner(s)-Up:

GriffinJoe


Quiz Description

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey". Arthur C. Clarke simultaneously wrote the screenplay and the novel (and wrote three subsequent sequel novels). Here are some questions regarding the shared universe of "2001: A Space Odyssey". This will likely play a bit tougher, but I tried to make many questions accessible to people who have only casually seen the film.

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Questions:

2001: A Space Odyssey is broken into four sections, three of which are introduced by title cards. The third and fourth sections are "Jupiter Mission" and "Jupiter and Beyond the Infinite" (The second section is titled "TMA-1" in the screenplay, but this is never shown on screen). What is the exact four word name for the first sequence, set in the distant past in an arid region of Africa, which extends from the start of the film until the dramatic jump forward to 1999?

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The Dawn of Man

The opening of the sequel,2010, states that the second monolith was discovered under the Sea of Tranquility. However, this does not jive with the original film and novel which finds the monolith near (and named for) this prominent lunar carter which is nowhere near the Sea of Tranquillity. Identify this crater, one of the largest and easily seen on the moon, named for a Danish scientist, that is located near the moon's south pole.

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Tycho (Brahe)

The first lines of the film 2001 ("Here you are, sir, main level please.") are spoken by a stewardess played by an actress with this last name. The actress' daughter, who shared this last name, would star as Kevin Arnold's rebellious sister on The Wonder Years. Give this common and distinctive last name also shared with the 2001 actresses' niece, Maryam, who would portray the cello playing Kara Milovy, the central Bond girl in The Living Daylights. (edited at 4:23 pm, July 29, 2018 (MST))

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d'Abo (Maggie, Olivia, Maryam)

William Sylvester played the role of Dr. Heywood Floyd, Chairman of the National Council of Astronautics in 2001. This significantly more famous actor played the role of Heywood Floyd in the sequel, 2010. Identify this actor who was twice nominated for Oscars: once in a supporting role as Sonny Grosso in The French Connection and once for his leading role as Joe Gideon in All That Jazz, though he will probably best be remembered for advising Quint, in his role of Chief Brody, of the need for a bigger boat.

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Roy Scheider

Unlike for 2001, where Arthur C. Clarke temporarily moved to New York to write the screenplay with Stanley Kubrick, Clarke chose to stay at home in Sri Lanka to write the screenplay for 2010. Thus, 2010 became the first film to include this then-nascent technology as part of its production. This innovation is generally credited as an invention by Ray Tomlinson when he made changes to a program called SNDMSG. Identify this now ubiquitous technology.

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e-mail

The 2001/2010 film series remains the only film series in which all of the films won this award for Best Dramatic Presentation. Overseen by the World Science Fiction Society, and first given in 1953, identify these awards named for the founder of the magazine Amazing Stories.

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Hugo (Awards)

In 2010 we are introduced to Dr. Chandra, the creator of the HAL-9000, who has moved upstate to the University of Chicago, and has been dealing with the melancholy of losing his greatest creation. We are also introduced to his new creation, SAL-9000. In the film, the voice of SAL-9000 is credited to "Olga Mallsnerd", which was a pseudonym for this actress. In 1990, this actress became the first female member of Saturday Night Live's Five Timers club. The winner of 6 Emmy Awards for playing the same character (a role she will be returning to, soon), identify this actress who played the villainous Kathy Morningside in Miss Congeniality and Reese Witherspoon's NYC mayor-mom in Sweet Home Alabama.

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Candice Bergen

In 2010 this actress played Commander Tanya Kirbuk, commander of the Soviet spacecraft Alexei Leonov. This actress won the Best Actress award at Cannes the same year 2010 came out, for her role in Cal. She had earlier played Caesonia in the surprise porn film Caligula, and would later voice Deep Thought in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Identify this woman who won an Oscar in 2008 for playing the same role that would later win her the 2015 Tony Award for the play The Audience.

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Helen Mirren

This composer was contracted to write a score for 2001 at MGM's insistence, only to see it discarded by Stanley Kubrick. This composer was nominated for 15 competitive Oscars, but never won, and was later the first composer to be given an honorary Oscar for lifetime achievement. Identify this composer of such films as A Streetcar Named Desire, Viva Zapata!, Unchained (including "Unchained Melody"), Cleopatra, Spartacus, The Agony and the Ecstasy, and Shoes of the Fisherman (which incorporated some of the lost 2001 score).

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Alex North

While 2001 could be viewed in any theater, it was among the last films to also be shot and presented in this format. From 1952 through 1963, this format involved having films shot with three cameras, and then projecting the film onto a parabolic screen with three projectors, allowing a larger panoramic view. After 1963, a single camera 70 mm version of this format was used for films including 2001, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, The Greatest Story Ever Told, and Ice Station Zebra, with Quentin Tarrantino shooting The Hateful Eight in this format, the first film to do so in over 40 years. With variations called "Panavision" and "Technirama", identify this format for showing more panoramic films.

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Cinerama

2001 was originally to open with a series of interviews with scientists. This scientist who filmed one of those interviews, talked Kubrick out of showing any aliens in the film. This scientist is erroneously credited with his eponymous standard Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. As an undergrad he worked under Nobel Laureate Hermann "radiation causes mutation" Muller and Harold "former partner with Stanley Miller" Urey, and later was one of the four primary co-founders of the Planetary Society. Identify this Pulitzer Prize winning author and scientist, allegedly the name sake of a unit of measure representing a large number, at least 4 billion in magnitude.

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Carl Sagan

Another person interviewed for the unused interview-prologue was this guy, who provided evidence in support of Feynman's interpretation of QED. This guy also, with Edward Teller, designed the TRIGA reactor still used at hospitals and universities to make research and medical grade nuclear isotopes. Light fluctuations found from stars KIC 8462852 and EPIC 204278916 have renewed interest in this man's 1960 idea outlined in the article "Search for Artificial Stellar Sources of Infrared Radiation". Identify this scientist likely best known for his idea of building megastructures in space to increase living space and harness more solar energy.

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Freeman Dyson