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It is one of the oldest extant works of literature still read by contemporary audiences. As with the Iliad , the poem is divided into 24 books. After the war itself, which lasted ten years, his journey lasts for ten additional years, during which time he encounters many perils and all his crewmates are killed. In his absence, Odysseus is assumed dead, and his wife Penelope and son Telemachus must contend with a group of unruly suitors who compete for Penelope's hand in marriage.
The screenplay was written by Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke , and was inspired by Clarke's short story " The Sentinel " and other short stories by Clarke. A novel released after the film's premiere was in part written concurrently with the screenplay. The film, which follows a voyage to Jupiter with the sentient computer HAL after the discovery of an alien monolith affecting human evolution, deals with themes of existentialism , human evolution , technology, artificial intelligence , and the possibility of extraterrestrial life. The film is noted for its scientifically accurate depiction of space flight, pioneering special effects , and ambiguous imagery.