2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

From Bone to Satellite

Using a bone as a weapon for the first time, an ape beats down the leader of another tribe to reclaim control of a watering hole. Triumphant, the ape tosses the bone into the air which transforms into an orbital satellite, jumping four million years of human history.

Directed by Stanley Kubrick.

Released in 1968 by Warner Bros..

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  • character-type: Animal
  • action: Beat
  • action: Throw
  • action: Attack
  • editors-choice: Cinematography
  • primary-genre: Classics
  • primary-genre: Sci-Fi and Fantasy
  • primary-genre: Thrillers
  • secondary-genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • secondary-genre: Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • secondary-genre: Classic Movies
  • secondary-genre: Sci-Fi Thrillers
  • mood: Mind-Bending
  • mood: Brainy
  • mood: Imaginative
  • prop: Tools
  • prop: Weapons
  • setting: Outdoors
  • setting: Space
  • theme: Nature
  • theme: Transformation
  • theme: Science
  • theme: Rivalry
  • theme: Violence
  • theme: Aggression
  • director: Stanley Kubrick
  • producer: Stanley Kubrick
  • producer: Victor Lyndon
  • cinematographer: Geoffrey Unsworth
  • editor: Ray Lovejoy
  • production-designer: Ernest Archer
  • production-designer: Anthony Masters
  • production-designer: Harry Lange
  • screenwriter: Arthur C. Clarke
  • screenwriter: Stanley Kubrick
  • year: 1968
  • studio: Warner Bros.