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Old January 8th, 2013, 08:26 AM   #1
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Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odessy


Made in 1965 IIRC, this is classic is a "must see" for the opening scenes particularlly. The monolith, the apes.............. then it jumps into the future with "HAL" the computer.

A sensational sci fi "flick" with loads of implications for today. I have a personal copy on VHS.

"Old and irrelevant" you say? Watch it then get back to us.

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Old January 8th, 2013, 08:55 AM   #2
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Its kind of boring. If I watch it now its to see the interesting views of what space flight would be like in 40 years, seen from the perspective of nearly 50 now.
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Old January 8th, 2013, 09:03 AM   #3

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It is fantastic, an artistic masterpiece. Arthur Clarke's story along with Kubrick's camera created a monument that, because it is difficult to understand and interpret by most, has not the fanbase it deserves.

Not to mention the superb "leap" from the flying bone-weapon to the spaceship.
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It' the ultimate movie analyzing at what point humans become machines, and machines become human. It also made me question the nature of G-d and whether we could actually comprehend his existence. And if you want some pure mind-blowing Christopher Nolanesque fun, it's good for that too. Overall, it's an amazing movie.
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An excellent film. One can imagine how AI would have been as a pure Kubrick film, rather than ending up with Spielberg.
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Great book. I think on balance I enjoyed it more than the film although I love them both.
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Great book. I think on balance I enjoyed it more than the film although I love them both.
The book is a little different from the film, though. Clarke wrote the next odyssey as if it was a sequel to the movie, not to the book. He justified his choice by saying that the first book took place in a parallel universe
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it's really ahead of its time in cinematography and techniques. despite it was shot in 1968, it still looks good super slick today. but the content itself is unfortunately a masturbation of an intellectual (kubrick). and that's why i hate it. kubrick could have easily told us in 5 minutes:
that the monoliths are probes of some type 3 civilizations and they don't bother the host (type 3 civ.) until the observed civilization (us humans) hit type 1.

that's the whole mystery behind the jupiter, apes and the monoliths. but what did our super ego director do? cut this entire thing from the film! bravo (!)
it's impossible to understand movie without this vital information. whoever claims the opposite is a poser or he just constructed his own view of the things which possibly cannot explain the whole film. **** you kubrick!
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it's really ahead of its time in cinematography and techniques. despite it was shot in 1968, it still looks good super slick today. but the content itself is unfortunately a masturbation of an intellectual (kubrick). and that's why i hate it. kubrick could have easily told us in 5 minutes:
that the monoliths are probes of some type 3 civilizations and they don't bother the host (type 3 civ.) until the observed civilization (us humans) hit type 1.

that's the whole mystery behind the jupiter, apes and the monoliths. but what did our super ego director do? cut this entire thing from the film! bravo (!)
it's impossible to understand movie without this vital information. whoever claims the opposite is a poser or he just constructed his own view of the things which possibly cannot explain the whole film. **** you kubrick!
So you were annoyed by the fact that Kubrick directed a "Kubrick's Odyssey" instead of following Clarke's (great) book step by step. Man, I welcome you to cinematography.
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So you were annoyed by the fact that Kubrick directed a "Kubrick's Odyssey" instead of following Clarke's (great) book step by step. Man, I welcome you to cinematography.
i don't like films that deliberately take out a vital piece of information and make the viewer to find out that piece of info from 3rd party sources. same could be said for donnie darko. david lynch is not one of them, mind you.
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