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Peegoo
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Sep 5th, 2017 02:45 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Dave Bowman: "HAL. Open the pod bay doors."

HAL: "I can't...DO that, Dave."


Digiboy, I saw it in the Honolulu Cinerama theater when it was originally released. I was in the 3rd grade, and it *blew* a few of the delicate circuits in little Peegoo's still-developing brain. I had nightmares.

What it actually accomplished for me was a twofold realization: (1) space exploration is a fascinating thing, and (2) never blindly trust a computer.

(This message was last edited by Peegoo at 05:34 PM, Sep 5th, 2017)

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Sep 5th, 2017 03:32 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I was quite pleased with 2010. It certainly was not Kubrickian, and the lead computer scientists' "love" of HAL was making me ill, but it was about as good a follow-up as you could get.

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Sep 5th, 2017 03:35 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I saw it when it first came out with my then girlfriend at Grauman's Chinese. We had ingested. :o)

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Sep 5th, 2017 05:13 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Sounds like a pretty leary experience.

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Sep 5th, 2017 05:15 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Saw it in the theater with 2 good friends, we were all 18yo. We stayed up till 4AM discussing what we all thought it meant. I don't think we came to any conclusions.

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Sep 5th, 2017 05:48 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I think after we got done, we burned another one.

digiboy

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Sep 5th, 2017 06:03 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Sounds like a pretty leary experience."

...or perhaps a doo-beeus one ;-)

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Sep 5th, 2017 06:09 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I always thought that the monolith was placed in certain parts of the movie to remind mankind that regardless of how advanced he thought he was there was a knowledge and power beyond his comprehension.


was our civilization and experiment conducted by Aliens?.....hmmmmmmmmm

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Sep 5th, 2017 06:39 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"The thrown bone segue into the spaceship has still gotta be the coolest thing I've ever seen in a movie."

Even more so if you know that the spaceship is an atomic weapon satellite. There were several planned to be shown in orbit, each with a different country's markings.

The link attached is the first in a series on the making of the film. Lots of neat tidbits. For example: Heywood Floyd's daughter (on the videophone on Space Station V) was played by Kubrik's daughter Vivian. She later went on to compose the score for "Full Metal Jacket".

Making of 2001

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Sep 6th, 2017 05:53 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

2001 is one of my favorite movies of all time!

You do need to read the accompanying novel to understand better what is happening in the movie.





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Sep 7th, 2017 01:52 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The one and only thing I did like about the entire movie is paring Space with classical orchestral music. BRILLIANT!!!



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Sep 7th, 2017 03:06 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

To me, the recurring monolith theme is not about power; it represents the unknowable.

digiboy

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Sep 7th, 2017 03:22 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Space with classical orchestral music. BRILLIANT!!!"

My recollection is that the classical music was meant only to be a temp track. It was dubbed in there so that Kubrick could get some sense of how the scenes would play with a symphonic score yet to be recorded.

The music composed by Alex North was eventually finished but Kubrick liked the temp tracks so much, he decided he preferred to stay with them. North's excellent intended score is available, or at least was, on CD, but I think Kubrick made the right choice.

It's not that unusual that a director will become attached to "temp" tracks and decide to leave them as is.


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Sep 7th, 2017 03:28 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"To me, the recurring monolith theme is not about power; it represents the unknowable."

Mick Jagger is quoted as saying he believed it very well may have been a block of hashish.

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Sep 7th, 2017 03:54 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That--or black tar heroin!

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The light show portion of the movie acts like carbonized psilocybin. I was solid thinkin' LSD....especially the 7 diamonds thing.....eeeeesh!, until the more soothing landscape scenes show up, and the gooey biospheric stuff starts showing up...then I was thinking psilocybin.

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Sep 10th, 2017 05:02 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I pestered my Gran into taking me to see it when it was released. I was 7 and didn't understand any of it but I loved it anyway and it's still one of my favourite films. I even bought the programme. It must be worth a few quid now.

The book was written *after* the film, in an attempt to explain the "plot"

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Sep 10th, 2017 05:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I saw in in 1968. I was in college, but could not figure out what it was about.

One of the problems I have with the movie is that people think that Richard Strauss's Also Sprach Zarathrusta is only a couple of minutes long. I think that can rightfully be called "Theme from 2001, a Space Odyssey." Also Sprach Zarathustra takes up both side of an LP.

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Sep 10th, 2017 05:43 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It is natural to focus on the question of the meaning of the monolith and the ending. However the movie was a watershed moment in cinema because the whole point of the movie was the visuals.

There is very little dialogue and the plot is really a vehicle for the images---rather than the other way around as in most films.

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Sep 10th, 2017 07:03 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

LOL, good one.

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