History Film / TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey

3rd Dec '17 1:07:22 AM nero666
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* {{Squick}}: The novel describes how the man-apes pulled the leopard's tail out by the roots.
20th Nov '17 1:54:51 PM Anicomicgeek
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* CanonDiscontinuity: According to Clarke, each book and each film take place in separate but very similar universes, so [[BroadStrokes don't sweat the details]].
17th Sep '17 6:09:37 PM nombretomado
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* MundaneDogmatic: The film averts SpaceIsNoisy and space stations use CentrifugalGravity rather than ArtificialGravity. Aliens are never seen, and it is left ambiguous whether the events following David Bowman's encounter with the monolith (which would require FTL travel) are literally happening or are all just in his head. (Interestingly, this ambiguity allows the film adaptation to meet the Manifesto while the book by ArthurCClarke did not.)

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* MundaneDogmatic: The film averts SpaceIsNoisy and space stations use CentrifugalGravity rather than ArtificialGravity. Aliens are never seen, and it is left ambiguous whether the events following David Bowman's encounter with the monolith (which would require FTL travel) are literally happening or are all just in his head. (Interestingly, this ambiguity allows the film adaptation to meet the Manifesto while the book by ArthurCClarke Creator/ArthurCClarke did not.)
14th Sep '17 2:49:46 PM petersohn
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* ArtificialMeat: Dr. Floyd and his crew have sandwiches on the way to the crater dig, one being "something like" ham - they comment that they're getting better.

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* ArtificialMeat: Dr. Floyd and his crew have sandwiches on the way to the crater dig, one being "something like" ham - chicken -- they comment that they're getting better.



* SpaceIsCold


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* TastesLikeChicken: The crew flying to Tycho Crater remark this of the sandwitches they are eating.
14th Sep '17 2:46:11 PM petersohn
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** The spacecraft that travels between Clavius and Tycho moves in a straight line and makes a constant droning sound, just like a terrestial airplane. In reality, due to the lack of air, the most efficient way to travel even smaller distances would be a ballistic trajectory, and the craft would make no sound at all except at takeoff and landing. At all other parts of the film, spacecraft movement is portrayed more realistically.
16th Aug '17 10:24:36 PM Tallens
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* RecurringCameraShot: As the Monolith is jumpstarting human development it is shown with the sun right behind its top edge and the moon above that. Later when the one on the moon sends its signal the shot is seen again, the sun over its top edge and the earth this time above that.
22nd Jul '17 7:13:43 PM SuddenFrost
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* MinimalistCast: If you don't count the apes in the prologue, there are only a handful of characters. Dr. Lloyd and his team in the Moon sequence; Dave, Frank, HAL and the briefly appearing MissionControl in the rest of the film.
* MisplacedWildlife: The tapirs in the first part of the film. In the novel they were warthogs, but Kubrick couldn't find any place in England that could rent him warthogs on short notice.

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* MinimalistCast: If you don't count the apes in the prologue, there are only a handful of characters. characters -- Dr. Lloyd Floyd and his team in the Moon sequence; sequence, and Dave, Frank, HAL and the briefly appearing MissionControl in the rest of the film.
* MisplacedWildlife: The tapirs in the first part of the film. film, which aren't native to Africa. In the novel they were warthogs, but Kubrick couldn't find any place anyone in England that who could rent him warthogs on short notice.
14th Jul '17 11:18:15 AM JulianLapostat
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* OffscreenRealityWarp: This provides much of the MindScrew in the hotel room scene at the end of the movie. Bowman is in the pod, then he sees a slightly older version of himself in his spacesuit outside the pod, then the pod disappears. From the bathroom, he sees an older version of himself having dinner, then when the middle-aged Bowman gets up to look in the bathroom, the spacesuited Bowman has disappeared. The middle-aged Bowman sees an even older version of himself in the bed, then he and the dining table have been replaced by the Monolith....

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* OffscreenRealityWarp: This provides much of the MindScrew in the hotel room scene at the end of the movie. Bowman is in the pod, then he sees a slightly older version of himself in his spacesuit outside the pod, then the pod disappears. From the bathroom, he sees an older version of himself having dinner, then when the middle-aged Bowman gets up to look in the bathroom, the spacesuited Bowman has disappeared. The middle-aged Bowman sees an even older version of himself in the bed, then he and the dining table have been replaced by the Monolith....Monolith. It conveys the effect of time dilation well, as if Bowman's entire life in that hotel existed simultaneously in one space.



* {{Zeerust}}: HAL is a mind-bogglingly advanced, sentient computer, but can't print plain text onto looseleaf paper. Humanity in 2001 can build spectacular space-stations and has mastered interplanetary flight, but people are still using typewriters.[[note]]Some people still do; manual ones don't require electricity and can be taken anywhere.[[/note]]
** By 2001, the movie looks more like what the world would have been like with 1960s styles coinciding with a future space age.

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* {{Zeerust}}: HAL is a mind-bogglingly advanced, sentient computer, but can't print plain text onto looseleaf paper. Humanity in 2001 can build spectacular space-stations and has mastered interplanetary flight, but people are still using typewriters.[[note]]Some people still do; manual ones don't require electricity and can be taken anywhere.[[/note]]
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[[/note]] By 2001, the movie looks more like what the world would have been like with 1960s styles coinciding with a future space age.age.
10th Jul '17 4:57:58 PM SuddenFrost
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** ''Literature/TheOdyssey'', of course. HAL was even originally going to be named Athena, after Odysseus's patron goddess. See SoleSurvivor.

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** ''Literature/TheOdyssey'', of course. HAL was even originally going to be named Athena, after Odysseus's patron goddess. See goddess, and the protagonist being named ''Bowman'' may be a reference to Odysseus owning a bow only he was strong enough to string. Also see SoleSurvivor.
2nd Jul '17 5:16:48 PM Lyendith
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* MinimalistCast: If you don't count the apes in the prologue, there are only a handful of characters. Dr. Lloyd and his team in the Moon sequence; Dave, Frank, HAL and the briefly appearing MissionControl in the rest of the film.
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