viernes, 8 de octubre de 2010

Today's Film: 2001: A Space Odyssey

Today's film is 2001: A Space Odyssey, by Stanley Kubrick.
I'll start by saying I'm a huge Kubrick fan. Some people may think this movie is boring... but, hey, give it a try. Just don't watch it expecting a fast-paced movie.

Amazing color palette...

Symmetry plays an important role in this film's visuals.

And yes, there are very trippy scenes, you pothead.

Some trivia for this movie:

Originally intended as a road show release, with Overture, Intermission, and Exit music (all with curtain warmers) and a 35mm b/w prologue of interview with experts on the possibilities of extra terrestrial life. Despite the fact that the Overture, Intermission, and Exit Music were not used, the film still went out as a roadshow release, and still had an intermission. When Stanley Kubrick learned this, he not only ordered where the intermission took place, but had his film's composer record specific music for the intermission, and requested that the theater be plunged into darkness for a minute before the film restarted. 


Incrementing each letter of "HAL" gives you "IBM". Writer Arthur C. Clarke claimed this was unintentional, and if he had noticed ahead of time, he would have changed it. HAL stands for Heuristic Algorithmic Computer. IBM product placements appear in the movie as well, including the computer panels in the spaceplane that docks with the space station, the forearm control panel on Dave's spacesuit, and the portable viewscreens on which Dave and Frank watch "The World Tonight". 




35 comentarios:

  1. I just can't watch a full movie, I got bored so easily.

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  2. Anyone who hasn't seen this HAVE TO SEE IT!

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  3. looks pretty cool, but i dont really like sci fi

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  4. You spelled Odyssey wrong. It is a disservice to that which we admire to not spell check. Don't you agree?

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  5. i haven't seen this yet! gotta check it out!

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  6. heard of it but never watched it. if you say i gotta see it, though :p

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  7. Stanley Kubrick is a god amongst men.

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  8. My God... it's full of stars!
    Seriously one of my favorite movies/books of all time.

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  9. nice work here... btw, I have Hayden Panetierre bubbled on Enhanced by MS Paint :P

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  10. yep, this one is definitely a must see.
    CLASSIC!

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  11. My friend won't stop talking about how much he hates this movie, but HAL is awesome.

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  12. I've never watched A Space Odyssey, sounds like a good movie too.

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  13. I agree... a must see! Followin and supportin!

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  14. That ships computer was one creepy bugger...

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  15. This was one of the better movies I've seen in my life. I wouldn't say it's the best, but damn it was good.

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