I also found 2001 to be a deeply thought provoking movie,and the special effects still stand the test of time.However,my all time fravourite movie for
the big screen is Bladerunner,based on Phillip K Dick's "Do androids dream of electric sheep",I find Dick's writing to be the most beautiful
experience that I have had(of the printed word anyway!) and to me bladerunner perfectly captured the essence of Dick's short story completely.
Hey I haven't read much of Philip K Dick, but have read a lot about VALIS and Dick's experiences that lead him to write it.
Hi Hawking,yes it was the VALIS trilogy that made me aware of just how profound Dick's writing was,also the circumstances which prompted him to write
it in the first place were intriguing in their own right.
And this being the website that it is, and because Kubrickian conspiracies are very fun (please visit some of the great threads already discussing the
conspiracies surrounding this movie and Kubrick's career. This thread is just to discuss the movie as a brilliant piece of film and art.)
I wonder if you will see what I see in this "Beyond the Infinite" (2:05:40) effect:
(The resolution isn't so spectacular after being fed through my webcam and coughed back out by youtube.)
Of course, these effects are done through chemical means and would probably be very, very difficult, if not impossible, to intentionally produce. But
I just can't help but seeing that face every time I watch this. I find it interesting that it just jumps right out at you considering the subject
matter of the film. However, this is one of the few times I will concede and chalk it up to pareidolia.
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Although I find parts of 2001 ASO a bit long, and tad boring. It truly represented what space travel might be like, it was accurate and a wonderful
contrast to most "sci-fi movies. I saw it a long time ago when I was a kid (probably why I think parts are boring).
But now as an Adult I have found myself drawn to the mysteriousness of it. What did it represent, why was it done? I actually think now it was an
initiation movie of sorts describing what many believe. That we were modified or created by Aliens. The score was also what helped later movies like
STARWARS become a little more timeless (although I think 2001 holds up a bit better).
Great thread made me ponder a bit as I have several times about this movie although I have not watched it completely through in years...
I did finally listen to the commentary the other night. It was interesting that they noted that Kubrick supposedly consulted with NASA to get all the
docking procedures and everything right.
Now, this thread isn't exactly about the conspiracy--but it sounded like Kubrick had some inside info on how to do all the effects with the
spacecraft--the look and feel of it in motion in a zero G vacuum etc. hmmmm...
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HAL and the Starchild are straight out of the gnostic scriptures, HAL is the computer that runs the Milky Way Galaxy Matrix
Archons trying to become human fail to do so and get as far as a Starchild and then die.
I seen this movie in 1968 in an arts theater because they wouldn't show it at any of the big time theaters, there was the big sound stereo but no
dolby surround sound
I read the book explains alot you can't figure out in the movie.
The sequel took forever to come out and I missed it on the big screen.
The story goes about Clarks 2001 Space Odyssey book, the monolith came from Saturn in the original draft, because NASA is guided by the Brookings
Report not to mention any ET stuff to the public, so NASA made Clark change the planet to Jupiter
From 1964 with Dr. Strangelove to 1999 Eyes Wide Shut I have found Kubrick to be a film making genius. And I don't use that word lightly. His
movies are visually stunning, thought provoking, and an overall thing of beauty. To love Kubrick is to love film and vice versa.
I agree with the OP about everything he stated about 2001, but I can't pick it as my favorite Kubrick film. That title for me is Eyes Wide Shut.
The world lost a very talented artist when he died and we are robbed of his potential creations.
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