reply to post by Helious
Just read a few of his rantings.
He has a lot of people fooled, if indeed his "Kubrick's Odyssey
" has been critically reviewed. By whom? I will try to find, so far a dearth
of info....mostly links to "Red Ice Radio"....of course, Red Ice also devoted a show to Richard Hoaglund too, from just a quick casual glance. I'm
sure that Red Ice has had a lot of legitimate guests as well, but I'm afraid in this arena, Weidner comes off as just as batty.
Did you know he has a keen interest in, of all things, alchemy
Back to Kubrick.....his documentary (trying to find it, certainly not going to pay for it though) seems to be covering all of Kubrick's films, and the
"messages" some think he "hid" in them. Well, I have seen some very good examinations of just that subject, and by far less "out-there" people than
As a film buff, I find this fascinating....but also, as a space buff, and fan of science, logic and rational thinking, I find the mere idea of Kubrick
having "hoaxed" the entire record of video from Apollo to be absolute rubbish.
Not only from the technical standpoint of understanding, in great depth, the reality of Apollo, but also, as a lover of films, and especially the
details of how
a motion picture is made, the production techniques, the editing, the sets, the takes, etc.....I know a lot about the
nuts-and-bolts of making a film....and it is simply impossible for the Apollo footage to have been "faked", in the way most people just accept, when
they are inclined to believe that farce.
For countless reasons, that go beyond the scope of this little posting on ATS....
Searching for "reviews" on the film, found an entry at Amazon. The "Discovery News" review was tepid, at best. More factual, than "review"...
Amazon's Product Description, had this snippet:
He reveals that the film, 2001: A Space Odyssey was not only a retelling of Arthur C. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick's novel, but also a research and
development project that assisted Kubrick in the creation of the Apollo moon footage. In light of this revelation, Weidner also explores Kubrick's
film, The Shining and shows that this film is, in actuality, the story of Kubrick's personal travails as he secretly worked on the Apollo footage for
Firstly, as I mentioned I've seen others' work who analyze Kubrick's films....the film itself was NOT a re-telling of "Arthur C. Clarke and Stanley
If you pay attention to the credits, the screenplay for "2001: A Space Odyssey"
gives sole credit to Kubrick. The book, came after (timed
almost simultaneously with the movie's release) is based on the movie
....in fact, Clarke was writing it during the production of the
film....from only partial pages of the shooting script, that Kubrick provided.
The main idea, that Kubrick used to make his film, DID come from Clarke....from a short story written in the 1950s titled "The Sentinel"
Kubrick embellished it greatly....one aspect was the shape of the alien "object" (the "monolith", as it's come to be called) . Clarke's object was a
, surrounded by a force field of some kind.
(One of the "secrets" that Kubrick included, sort of his own inside tease to the audience, meant to be perceived subconsciously, was the shape and
dimensions of the black monolith......but he almost always showed it vertical. When rotated 90° to its horizontal....it almost exactly matches the
dimensions of the aspect ratio of the movie screens that the film was designed to be projected onto...in 70mm format. THAT is one of his subtle
messages; it is really that simple. He played on that concept throughout....).
Then, trying to say that "The Shining
" had something to do with "2001
"?? What nonsense...Kubrick took Stephen King's novel, and
embellished it....which didn't sit too well with Mr. King. Writers are funny that way, it is a long-known trait of all writers, especially when their
works are being adapted to other media....even a screenwriter gets his/her fur ruffled, when others want to change things in what he/she wrote.
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