The following 6-page study guide or movie packet is used to accompany a viewing of the 1968 film "2001: A Space Odyssey" directed by Stanley Kubrick. The first page provides a cast and crew list and a background and introduction to the film. The second page provides a notes page for viewers to write their notes. The third, fourth, and fifth pages provide comprehension questions that actively challenge viewers to analyze the work's story and style. These questions are key to understanding the epic story throughout its four acts. The sixth page provides discussion questions on the work's themes, the score, the symbolism of the monolith (especially to film and its widescreen view), and a novel comparison based on reading a summary of Clarke's novel.
A multiple choice quiz that can be a summative assessment on the film is also available as a separate purchase.