"2001: A Space Odyssey"

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"2001: A Space Odyssey"

Post by Triton » Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:53 pm

Is 2001: A Space Odyssey still one of the great movies in 2015?



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Re: "2001: A Space Odyssey"

Post by BULLITT » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:58 pm

The influence this movie has had, and continues to have on society, is without question.

Just look at everything related to A.I.

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Re: "2001: A Space Odyssey"

Post by RIP » Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:30 am

I have to admit, I never really liked it all that much. There were some mesmerizing scenes, what with the monkeys and the depiction of space travel. But I felt it was a drawn-out affair that kept making me sleepy. The philosophic questions raised seemed bland and dreary to me rather than thought-provoking and revolutionary. Pretty much right after the threat of HAL2000 is dealt with the story just kind of dwindles and goes off somewhere less than exciting.

When in college I did a lengthy study about this movie analyzing stuff like imagery, music and the technical aspects of the movie. My verdit then - and today - is: brilliant filmmaking and awful storytelling. Got an A+ so I must've been convincing.

I agree that this movie was groundbreaking in terms of all things filmmaking. The imagery is fantastic and the score very well placed. I am sure we will continue to find homages to it in movies for many years to come.
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Re: "2001: A Space Odyssey"

Post by JM1776 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:16 pm

RIP wrote:My verdi[c]t then—and today—is: brilliant film-making and awful storytelling. Got an A+ so I must've been convincing.
I've been saying this for decades, though not as aptly as you did above.

It's an amazing film that I don't ever need to see again.
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Re: "2001: A Space Odyssey"

Post by RIP » Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:41 pm

Glad I'm not alone \:/
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