lucky lucky lucky lucky. yeah it'd be mine as well.
I have so many good things to say about this incredible film that it's hard to organize my thoughts and write them out. Loved it. The photography moved me. Just incredible; perfect.
Seeing this on the big screen last night may have been the greatest cinematic experience I've ever had.
A shiny, vacuous design of soulless scientism, Kubrick fails at disproving faith with film's ultimate display in 'delusion of grandeur.' Yes, thanks to technological globalism, we are now self-appointed Übermenschen having prescribed to this hallucinogenic illusion of solipsistic MTV compost in prostitution of generic classical music.
You know, a lot of people never mention this... But the Monolith is one of the scariest villains in movie history. I find something like this much more frightening than any boogie man from a monster movie. This dark, ominous, god like stone that flies around the universe drastically altering the future of anything it comes in contact with.. Woah.
Amazing. Heartfelt, existential, terrifying, intriguing, and many more things. One of Kubrick's best films. Honestly everything after the "Rescue mission" scene scared the crap out of me, minus HAL's song. That was something I didn't expect at all and made my feelings about AI go very topsy-turvy. Outstanding and one of a kind.
Could someone explain what the hell the last 20 minutes was all about, I got that he went into the monolith and he went through the time thing but what the hell was up with the room onward. I understand he got older and older but WHAT THE HELL. Anyhow, five stars, this is a fantastic film nonetheless.
Well, my theory is that the monolith (what they believed it was the superior form of life, older and more intelligent) used dave, like they always used the human being, for some experiences.... we are test subjects, used with some experiences in space and time, born, reborn, aging, etc ect.... but that is my theory only.
Glad you loved it! I kind of think that, as Dave is arriving in Jupiter's amosphere, whatever 'higher power' that is associated with the monolith (aliens, God, something else), is bringing Dave to a greater state of consciousness and transcendence. When he's in the hotel suite, the higher power is observing him. This is all in preparation for his transformation into the Star Child.
Just listened to Intrada's 2010 release of the rejected score for this movie composed by Alex North. Really would love to see a release of this movie with this score as an audio track!
2001: A Space Odyssey presents cinema at its most vivid yet simplistic best. The movie encompasses several science fiction themes including robotics, artificial intelligence, and extraterrestrial life, and is universally regarded as a cornerstone in Sci-Fi cinema. My full review can be read at: http://www.apotpourriofvestiges.com/2012/10/2001-a-space-odyssey-stanley-kubrick-intellectual-extravaganza.html
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