As featured in the New York Times, sort of: Take my 2001: A Space Odyssey Quiz!

va_kubrick_space_odyssey_2001_trade_06.jpgCORRECT ANSWER: A, B, D. This one was kind of a cheap shot, I admit, because although Kubrick’s record of making space in his movies for women was not great overall, we do in fact meet two female scientists with lines in 2001. People just remember the flight attendants, because they’re the only women we see in the film’s famous sequences tracing Heywood Floyd’s multi-stage flight from Earth to the space station to the moon. And because Kubrick turned Shelley Duvall’s character in The Shining into an idiot, to the dismay of The Shining author Stephen King, among many others. But Kubrick’s final film, Eyes Wide Shut, features Nicole Kidman in one of the best performances of her career. Better late than… anyway. I hope enjoyed the quiz!

 

 

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