History Film / TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey

24th Aug '16 8:18:16 AM SuddenFrost
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* ArcSymbol: "Magical alignments" of the Sun, planets, moons and the Monoliths.



** When the Earth is seen from the moonbase at Clavius and the Monolith dig site in Tycho, it's oriented with north pointing upwards. However, Clavius and Tycho are in the Moon's southern hemisphere, so the Earth should have been upside-down (and angled proportionately to the viewer's lunar latitude).

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** When the Earth is seen from the moonbase at Clavius and the Monolith dig site in Tycho, it's oriented with north pointing upwards. However, Clavius and Tycho are in the Moon's southern hemisphere, so the Earth should have been upside-down (and angled proportionately to the viewer's lunar latitude).upside-down.



** ''Discovery's'' "Pod Garage" deck is not in the centrifuge and therefore should have been weightless. However everybody seems to walk around it quite normally.

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** ''Discovery's'' "Pod Garage" deck is not in the centrifuge and therefore should have been weightless. However everybody seems to Although Frank and Dave always stand only on the black Velcro pads on the floor, they don't walk around it quite normally. like they're stuck to Velcro and frequently lean on things.
18th Aug '16 9:40:58 PM SuddenFrost
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* SealedRoomInTheMiddleOfNowhere: The hotel room has no exits. In the novel, it was specifically a sealed room in the middle of a ''red giant star''.

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* SealedRoomInTheMiddleOfNowhere: The hotel room has no windows or exits. In the novel, it was specifically a sealed room in the middle of a ''red giant star''.
19th Jul '16 12:58:38 PM SuddenFrost
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* WhamShot: [[spoiler:The camera showing HAL can read lips.]]

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* WhamShot: [[spoiler:The The camera showing HAL [[spoiler:HAL can read lips.]]lips]], and then immediately cutting to {{Intermission}}.
* TheWorldIsNotReady: The justification for the GovernmentConspiracy --
-->'''Floyd:''' [[AsYouKnow I'm sure you're all aware]] of the extremely grave potential for cultural shock and social disorientation contained in this present situation... if the facts were prematurely and suddenly made public without adequate preparation and conditioning.
12th Jul '16 12:46:22 PM hullflyer
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* Music/AlsoSprachZarathustra: The use of this composition as a {{leitmotif}} is so famous that [[Wrestling/RicFlair almost]] every use since then is a reference to ''2001''.

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* Music/AlsoSprachZarathustra: The use of this composition as a {{leitmotif}} is so famous that [[Wrestling/RicFlair almost]] every use since then is a reference to (or parody of) ''2001''.
29th Jun '16 8:57:36 AM HeraldAlberich
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* AndIMustScream: The flash-cuts of Bowman's horror as he's taken Beyond The Infinite. The journey reduces him to a quivering wreck -- then he appears in the alien hotel room. It appears that that will turn out to be Bowman's purgatory, but it's ultimately averted as Bowman [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Ascends to a Higher Plane of Existence]].

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* AndIMustScream: The flash-cuts of Bowman's horror as he's taken Beyond The Infinite. The journey reduces him to a quivering wreck -- then wreck--then he appears in the alien hotel room. It appears that that will turn out to be Bowman's purgatory, but it's ultimately averted as Bowman [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Ascends to a Higher Plane of Existence]].



* CreepyMonotone: A downplayed example, Hal's voice probably set the standard for the use of this trope in AI, though it isn't a true monotone. While perpetually calm and polite, he's actually much more expressive than any other character.
** You can tell that he sounds a bit annoyed when Frank keeps asking about computer error.
-->"None whatsoever, Frank! Quite honestly, I wouldn't worry myself about that."

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* CreepyMonotone: A downplayed example, Hal's voice probably set the standard for the use of this trope in AI, though it isn't a true monotone. While perpetually calm and polite, he's actually much more expressive than any other character.
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character. You can tell that he sounds a bit annoyed when Frank keeps asking about computer error.
-->"None -->'''HAL:''' [[AC:None whatsoever, Frank! Quite honestly, I wouldn't worry myself about that."]]



* DistantPrologue: "The Dawn Of Man".

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* DistantPrologue: "The Dawn Of of Man".



* EvolutionaryLevels: Self-evolution, but still mentioned - the Firstborn's status as {{Energy Being}}s is stated to be the ultimate stage in physical evolution. "And beyond that, there could only be God." The opening "Dawn of Man" sequence is about the Firstborn giving human evolution a kick in the pants.

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* EvolutionaryLevels: Self-evolution, but still mentioned - the mentioned--the Firstborn's status as {{Energy Being}}s is stated to be the ultimate stage in physical evolution. "And beyond that, there could only be God." The opening "Dawn of Man" sequence is about the Firstborn giving human evolution a kick in the pants.



-->'''HAL:''' Let me put it this way, Mr. Amor. The 9000 series is the most reliable computer ever made. No 9000 computer has ever made a mistake or distorted information. We are all, by any practical definition of the words, foolproof and incapable of error.

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-->'''HAL:''' Let [[AC:Let me put it this way, Mr. Amor. The 9000 series is the most reliable computer ever made. No 9000 computer has ever made a mistake or distorted information. We are all, by any practical definition of the words, foolproof and incapable of error.]]



-->'''HAL:''' It can only be attributable to human error. This sort of thing has cropped up before, and it has always been due to human error.

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-->'''HAL:''' It --->'''HAL:''' [[AC:It can only be attributable to human error. This sort of thing has cropped up before, and it has always been due to human error.]]



* HalfwayPlotSwitch: The monolith storyline ''does'' come back at the end, however people who start to scratch their heads as Dave deals with HAL and think "Wait - I thought this movie was about that monolith thing.." can be excused for doing so.

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* HalfwayPlotSwitch: The monolith storyline ''does'' come back at the end, however people who start to scratch their heads as Dave deals with HAL and think "Wait - I "Wait--I thought this movie was about that monolith thing.." can be excused for doing so.



* KuleshovEffect: By a ''prop'', no less!

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* KuleshovEffect: By a ''prop'', no less!less! The film conveys HAL's emotions simply by shooting his single camera "eye" from different angles and durations.



** Dave gets ''three'' Oh Crap's in a row in the space of about a minute.... First, [[spoiler:"I know you and Frank were planning to disconnect me."]] He tries to bluff, but then [[spoiler:Hal answers, "Although you took very thorough precautions in the pod against my hearing you, I could see your lips move."]] Finally, the look on Dave's face when he realizes that [[spoiler:he forgot his helmet.]]
** "Dave, this conversation can serve no purpose any more. Goodbye."
** HAL gets one of his own. "My mind is going... I'm afraid..."

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** Dave gets ''three'' Oh Crap's in a row in the space of about a minute.... First, [[spoiler:"I [[spoiler:[[AC:"I know you and Frank were planning to disconnect me."]] "]]]] He tries to bluff, but then [[spoiler:Hal answers, "Although [[AC:"Although you took very thorough precautions in the pod against my hearing you, I could see your lips move."]] "]]]] Finally, the look on Dave's face when he realizes that [[spoiler:he forgot his helmet.]]
** "Dave, [[AC:"Dave, this conversation can serve no purpose any more. Goodbye."
"]]
** HAL gets one of his own. "My [[AC:"My mind is going... I'm afraid...""]]



* PietaPlagiarism: Dave is holding Frank Poole's body this way -- using the arms of the EVA pod -- during the "pod bay doors" sequence.

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* PietaPlagiarism: Dave is holding Frank Poole's body this way -- using way--using the arms of the EVA pod -- during pod--during the "pod bay doors" sequence.



** Inverted, Floyd makes a video telephone call (via AT&T, no less) from a pay phone on the space station to earth, using his credit card, talks to his daughter in what we would now call High Definition video for about 2 minutes, and the listed call charge is exactly $1.70. (Today, if you used a public pay phone to make a call - presuming you could find a pay phone - The price in numbers (for a voice call) would be about the same, except the decimal point would be one space to the right...)

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** Inverted, Floyd makes a video telephone call (via AT&T, no less) from a pay phone on the space station to earth, using his credit card, talks to his daughter in what we would now call High Definition video for about 2 minutes, and the listed call charge is exactly $1.70. (Today, if you used a public pay phone to make a call - presuming call--presuming you could find a pay phone - The phone--The price in numbers (for a voice call) would be about the same, except the decimal point would be one space to the right...)



** During HAL's death scene, he sings a brief snatch of the song "Daisy Bell" ('Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do...'); this was chosen because Arthur C. Clarke had, a few years previous, visited [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41U78QP8nBk a Bell Labs demonstration]] of synthesized speech, which included singing the song in question, and was the first example ever of computer speech. This ShoutOut is itself a frequent source of shout-outs in other films.

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** During HAL's death scene, he sings a brief snatch of the song "Daisy Bell" ('Daisy, ([[AC:"Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do...'); "]]); this was chosen because Arthur C. Clarke had, a few years previous, visited [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41U78QP8nBk a Bell Labs demonstration]] of synthesized speech, which included singing the song in question, and was the first example ever of computer speech. This ShoutOut is itself a frequent source of shout-outs in other films.



** In an out-take from the novel, they did - Bowman is reciting lines from ''Childe Harold'' as he approaches the Monolith.

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** In an out-take from the novel, they did - Bowman did--Bowman is reciting lines from ''Childe Harold'' as he approaches the Monolith.



-->'''Arthur C. Clarke''': If you understood ''2001'' completely, we failed. We wanted to raise more questions than we answered.

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-->'''Arthur C. Clarke''': Clarke:''' If you understood ''2001'' completely, we failed. We wanted to raise more questions than we answered.
7th Jun '16 1:49:17 PM dakln
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In 1976 Creator/MarvelComics published an ComicBookAdaptation of the film written and drawn by Creator/JackKirby, followed by an ongoing series which ran for ten issues. The first seven issues focused on the Monolith aiding various humans in the past and the future, while the last three focused on X-51 a.k.a. Machine Man, who was later incorporated into the Franchise/MarvelUniverse. The Monolith returned in the last two issues of X-51's 1999-2000 series, in which it was revealed that it had been created by the Celestials.

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In 1976 Creator/MarvelComics published an a ComicBookAdaptation of the film written and drawn by Creator/JackKirby, followed by an ongoing series which ran for ten issues. The first seven issues focused on the Monolith aiding various humans in the past and the future, while the last three focused on X-51 a.k.a. Machine Man, who was later incorporated into the Franchise/MarvelUniverse. The Monolith returned in the last two issues of X-51's 1999-2000 series, in which it was revealed that it had been created by the Celestials.
21st Mar '16 9:34:45 AM Willbyr
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* AdaptationExpansion[=/=]TheFilmOfTheBook: Clarke's original short story, "The Sentinel", dealt only with the part about the Monolith on the Moon. Kubrick and Clarke then expanded the story into a film and book that were released simultaneously. Clarke stated the book should be credited as "Clarke and Kubrick", with "Kubrick and Clarke" credited for the screenplay. Unlike a {{Novelization}}, there are distinct differences between the two; for starters, Clarke's ''Discovery'' travels to one of Saturn's moons, while Kubrick's ''Discovery'' goes to Jupiter. The reason for this change was to avoid a SpecialEffectFailure: the film crew couldn't build a model of Saturn that Kubrick liked, so he changed it.

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Clarke's original short story, "The Sentinel", dealt only with the part about the Monolith on the Moon. Kubrick and Clarke then expanded the story into a film and book that were released simultaneously. Clarke stated the book should be credited as "Clarke and Kubrick", with "Kubrick and Clarke" credited for the screenplay. Unlike a {{Novelization}}, there are distinct differences between the two; for starters, Clarke's ''Discovery'' travels to one of Saturn's moons, while Kubrick's ''Discovery'' goes to Jupiter. The reason for this change was to avoid a SpecialEffectFailure: the film crew couldn't build a model of Saturn that Kubrick liked, so he changed it.
14th Mar '16 3:57:23 PM Willbyr
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14th Mar '16 3:56:48 PM Willbyr
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23rd Feb '16 1:38:52 PM StevieC
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** In other material, that ratio is explained as being a reference to the quadratic sequence of positive square integers.
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