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Old 28-05-2009, 03:06 AM   #1
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Default 2001: A Space Odyssey



This is probably the greatest film that has ever been made.It was nominated for four Academy Awards and received one for special effects.The film deals with elements of human evolution, technology, artificial intelligence, and extraterrestrial life, and is notable for scientific realism, pioneering special effects, surreal imagery, sound in place of traditional narrative techniques, and minimal use of dialogue. In 1991, it was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in their National Film Registry.The only filmed sequel, 2010, was based on Clarke's 1982 novel and was released in 1984. Kubrick was not involved in the production of this film, which was directed by Peter Hyams in a straightforward style with more dialogue. Clarke saw it as a fitting adaptation of his novel.Hyams received the blessings of both Clarke and Kubrick to do the sequel.Stanley Kubrick interestingly to know, that he filmed the project in complete secrecy. We have four segments in the film,The Dawn of Mankind,humanity venture into the Solar System,onboard Discovery One(which is the largest segment), and "Jupiter and Beyond the Infinite".


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Old 28-05-2009, 09:22 AM   #2
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Never heard of it. What's it about?
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Old 28-05-2009, 09:37 AM   #3
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Cool - is it showing in Australia yet?
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Old 28-05-2009, 10:39 AM   #4
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2001, eh? An historical epic?

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Old 29-05-2009, 01:32 AM   #5
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2001, eh? A historial epic?
Of couse. It change the way science fiction movies were made.Time magazine provided at least seven different mini-reviews of the film in various issues in 1968, each one slightly more positive than the preceding one; in the final review dated December 27, 1968, the magazine called 2001 "an epic film about the history and future of mankind, brilliantly directed by Stanley Kubrick. The special effects are mindblowing."
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Old 29-05-2009, 02:09 AM   #6
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That's not what JD meant. We're now in '2009' so he's joining in the joke by asking if '2001' is a historical epic since it's about something that happened eight years ago. I think we're all fully familiar with this movie in all it's aspects both technical and cultural and it's been discussed at length in many threads. I almost hate to point out my avatar. We are all science fiction enthusiasts here afterall. "Space:1999" is visually based on this film. Even the title "Space:1999" reflects 2001's film title. I don't think anyone quite understands the purpose of your initial post since you're not posting anything we don't already know.

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Old 29-05-2009, 02:33 AM   #7
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That's not what JD meant. We're now in '2009' so he's joining in the joke by asking if '2001' is a historical epic since it's about something that happened eight years ago. I think we're all fully familiar with this movie in all it's aspects both technical and cultural and it's been discussed at length in many threads. I almost hate to point out my avatar. We are all science fiction enthusiasts here afterall. "Space:1999" is visually based on this film. Even the title "Space:1999" reflects 2001's film title. I don't think anyone quite understands the purpose of your initial post since you're not posting anything we don't already know.
Its called discussion.I never had this discussion as a member especially this movie. I am sure you have had this discussion trillions of times.2001 enthusiasts are rare from where I live.

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Old 29-05-2009, 02:44 AM   #8
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I don't think insults are being made here. It was just a wee bit of ribbing. Don't take offence.
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Old 29-05-2009, 02:47 AM   #9
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Thank you for pointing out. I overlooked it. Your insults are greatly appreciated
No, I'm seriously asking what the motivation was for posting? Yes, we're having a little fun at your expense but only because your post serves no apparent purpose other than to post details about a movie that 98% of us here already know intimately. If there's aspects of it you want to discuss that's fine but just posting a potted history without posing a question doesn't open the discussion.
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I don't think insults are being made here. It was just a wee bit of ribbing. Don't take offence.
I am a new member still learning the ropes . As an older member he should be more tempered and understanding.I have gone out of my way to be a gentleman and courteous.
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Old 29-05-2009, 02:52 AM   #11
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No, I'm seriously asking what the motivation was for posting? Yes, we're having a little fun at your expense but only because your post serves no apparent purpose other than to post details about a movie that 98% of us here already know intimately. If there's aspects of it you want to discuss that's fine but just posting a potted history without posing a question doesn't open the discussion.
I am trying a conversation. Have you ever had a intelligent conversation with someone before on a program or movie? There are probably other new members that never chatted about this movie.I have never chatted to anyone about this movie.
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I am a new member still learning the ropes . As an older member he should be more tempered and understanding.I have gone out of my way to be a gentleman and courteous.
It's just British humor. DX is one of the good guys here (not that there's any bad guys, per se! ).

So, what's your take on 2001?
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It's just British humor. DX is one of the good guys here (not that there's any bad guys, per se! ).

So, what's your take on 2001?
He has a poor sense of humor. I do not find it amusing. I love this movie. We used to show this movie in high school when we had access to the VCRs.It was on again on the satellite today. For some reason, it has been on all month.
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Ok, let's just move on.
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Is there any truth in the rumour that an animator, having been on the receiving end of Kubrick's temper, wrote a rude word on a single frame of the stargate sequence so that it would appear subliminally to the audience?
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I agree that it's a grand movie plus great use of classical music in the soundtrack.

I'm just so glad that a re-make hasn't been attempted - with modern trendy shaky camera work :
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Yes,it was landmark movie for its time and its influence on the way sci fi was handled and produced for the cinema was immeasurable. Its space craft designs were realistic, beautiful and as scientifically accurate as they could be for the time ,as was the way the entire science in the film portrayed. As a vision of mankind journeying into deep space for the first time it was unique.
It was also seminal genre special effects cinema and when I saw it as an older teenager I was hypnotized by the visuals. Stunning. I have a particular fondness for the Discovery and the Orion craft that survives strongly unto this day because of it.
It can also be considered ,as a film, extremely boring. I went to see it with a girlfriend who fell asleep watching it ( though she didn't with Starwars!) and she just didn't understand it at all, particularly the ending. And ,I have to say ,the majority of people who watch it who are not aware of the source material struggle to make sense of it. It has provoked all sorts of discussion for years after it came out ,and still does so today. The human element is totally over shadowed by the visuals, which was perhaps the point. Against space we are an invisible dot on an invisible dot.
Don't worry about the gentle ribbing. There are a lot of very experienced professional guys here who have worked in the special effects film industry for years. Its called getting your leg pulled over here when things get a little messianic and serious.
I think it was a film of its time. It lifted the standards of effect expectations to a level that led to a certain G. Lucas into forming a small effects company that has made a huge number of films that I like a great deal since.
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I think it's amazing that it's still a benchmark movie for FX forty years later.
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The film is great in so many ways - but as pointed out rather boring which is a crime for any film, especially a Sci-Fi one. As I've just bought myself a big plasma telly it is one of the films earmarked for watching in the next few weeks, but I will be doing it with the dvd controller on my lap and my finger not far from the fast-forward button!
Not surprising the first film to go up on my new telly was Star Wars, closely followed by The Empire Strikes Back and then 'Forbidden Planet' - now that is a film that is amazing when you consider it's age.
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