History Film / TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey

23rd Apr '18 9:24:00 PM LeeM
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** The complete list of instructions was printed in ''The Making of Kubrick's 2001''. Rather disappointingly, most of the instructions relate to the shower rather than the toilet itself.
23rd Apr '18 9:18:29 PM LeeM
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* InCameraEffects: The long shot of astronauts in the lunar excavation used bipacking.

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* InCameraEffects: The long shot of astronauts in the lunar excavation used bipacking. In fact most, if not all, of the film's visual effects were composited on the original negative. This sometimes required that a piece of film with one exposed element be placed in a refrigerator for months before the second element was added.
23rd Apr '18 9:08:15 PM LeeM
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** In order to facilitate this, the filmmakers apparently used an early type of digital audio processor. It's also used to adjust the pitch of the ape-men's voices.
23rd Apr '18 8:41:18 PM LeeM
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A 1968 science-fiction film, written and directed by Creator/StanleyKubrick, with help from Creator/ArthurCClarke (who also wrote a novel version in tandem with the film's production), and inspired in part by Clarke's short story "The Sentinel", regarded as one of the greatest and most influential films ever made.

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A 1968 science-fiction film, written and directed by Creator/StanleyKubrick, with help from Creator/ArthurCClarke (who also wrote a novel version in tandem with the film's production), and inspired in part by Clarke's short story "The Sentinel", Sentinel"[[note]] Originally publishd as "Sentinel of Eternity"[[/note]], regarded as one of the greatest and most influential films ever made.



* AbsentAliens: The film may, or may not, contain aliens; the beings who set up the monoliths, receive Dave Bowman in the pseudo-hotel room and are heard only as high-pitched, rapid chittering noises may, or may not be evolved humans. The "Star Child" is presumably the hyper-evolved Bowman, but how this transformation takes place is not specified.

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* AbsentAliens: The film may, or may not, contain aliens; the beings who set up the monoliths, receive Dave Bowman in the pseudo-hotel room and are heard only as high-pitched, rapid chittering noises noises[[note]] Actually distorted snatches of György Ligeti pieces - Ligeti reportedly sued MGM for this abuse of his music[[/note]] may, or may not be evolved humans. The "Star Child" is presumably the hyper-evolved Bowman, but how this transformation takes place is not specified.
9th Apr '18 11:23:35 PM Yozzy
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* FrazettaMan: Moon-Watcher and the gang. They were just your ordinary apes of the savannah until the Sufficiently Advanced Alien artifact taught them basic tool-use and they learned how to fight off predators as a group and use weapons against rival tribes.

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* FrazettaMan: Moon-Watcher and the gang. They were just your ordinary apes of the savannah until the Sufficiently {{Sufficiently Advanced Alien Alien|s}} artifact taught them basic tool-use and they learned how to fight off predators as a group and use weapons against rival tribes.



* ARealManIsAKiller: Literally evoked in a biological sense; the dawn of man is marked by the ape becoming a hunter. Killing a former fellow-creature is the [[EstablishingCharacterMoment defining moment]] of the new species.

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* ARealManIsAKiller: Literally evoked in a biological sense; the dawn of man is marked by the ape becoming a hunter. Killing a former fellow-creature to feed is a direct and immediate side effect of learning to use tools to manipulate the environment, a [[EstablishingCharacterMoment defining moment]] of the new species.
9th Apr '18 11:15:37 PM Yozzy
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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 he appears in the alien hotel room.room as an old man. 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]].



-->''And because, in all the Galaxy, they had found nothing more precious than Mind, they encouraged its dawning everywhere. They became farmers in the fields of stars; they sowed, and sometimes they reaped. And sometimes, dispassionately, they had to weed.''

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-->''And because, in all the Galaxy, they had found nothing more precious than Mind, they encouraged its dawning everywhere. They became farmers in the fields of stars; they sowed, and sometimes they reaped. And sometimes, dispassionately, [[ApocalypseHow they had to weed.weed]].''



* GooGooGodlike: In the climax, David Bowman's final, god-like form is the "Star Child", which mostly resembles a human baby.

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* GooGooGodlike: In the climax, David Bowman's final, god-like form is the "Star Child", which mostly resembles a human baby.fetus.
9th Apr '18 12:34:40 PM PrimeEvil
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** Arthur C. Clarke wrote a ''second'' such manual upon the film's release, entitled ''The Lost Worlds of 2001.'' Now sadly out of print, it contains the original "The Sentinel" short story as well as Clarke's recollections of working behind-the-scenes and correspondence with Stanley Kubrick.
2nd Apr '18 5:28:44 PM TitoMosquito
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** Even before that, Dave and Frank were pretty much stoic through their daily routines in ''Discovery''. Until they found nothing wrong with the AE-35 unit despite Hal insistence...
26th Mar '18 5:58:16 PM Eagal
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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''.
** It was almost not included as a score was written for the movie, while the public domain classical music was just a placeholder while they were waiting for it. Kubrick thought, and the majority of the viewing public agreed, that Music/AlsoSprachZarathustra was much better.



** Hyperventilating doesn't really over-oxygenate your blood (the blood in your arteries is already holding just about all the oxygen it possibly can; anything below 95% of capacity is an indication that something's wrong, and below 90% is a cause for serious concern). It just lets you go longer before your breathe reflex (which is based on carbon dioxide levels) becomes overwhelming. That's why swimmers who hyperventilate before diving still run the risk of blacking out: they use up all their oxygen but are unaware and don't feel the need to surface for breath.



* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: Averted quite well. During Bowman's famous emergency spacewalk from his pod to the ''Discovery'', he's shown to be carefully hyperventilating before blowing out his breath so his lungs won't explode in the sudden vacuum.
** [[ExplosiveDecompression The "explode" word is a bit]] [[StealthPun overblown]]... it would however quite tear them to the point of severe internal bleeding and inability to provide blood oxygenation. Also, it might hurt a bit.
** Although hyperventilating doesn't really over-oxygenate your blood (the blood in your arteries is already holding just about all the oxygen it possibly can; anything below 95% of capacity is an indication that something's wrong, and below 90% is a cause for serious concern). It just lets you go longer before your breathe reflex (which is based on carbon dioxide levels) becomes overwhelming. That's why swimmers who hyperventilate before diving still run the risk of blacking out: they use up all their oxygen but are unaware and don't feel the need to surface for breath.
** It's also significant that he really is only exposed to hard vacuum for a very short time -- about twelve seconds or so. A fit adult could ''probably'' survive that without any serious medical effects.

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* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: Averted quite well. During Bowman's famous emergency spacewalk from his pod to the ''Discovery'', he's shown to be carefully hyperventilating before blowing out his breath so his lungs won't explode in to help delay the effects of being in a sudden vacuum.
** [[ExplosiveDecompression The "explode" word is a bit]] [[StealthPun overblown]]... it would however quite tear them to the point of severe internal bleeding and inability to provide blood oxygenation. Also, it might hurt a bit.
** Although hyperventilating doesn't really over-oxygenate your blood (the blood in your arteries is already holding just about all the oxygen it possibly can; anything below 95% of capacity is an indication that something's wrong, and below 90% is a cause for serious concern). It just lets you go longer before your breathe reflex (which is based on carbon dioxide levels) becomes overwhelming. That's why swimmers who hyperventilate before diving still run the risk of blacking out: they use up all their oxygen but are unaware and don't feel the need to surface for breath.
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vacuum. It's also significant that he really is only exposed to hard vacuum for a very short time -- about twelve seconds or so. A fit adult could ''probably'' survive that without any serious medical effects.


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** The film famously uses Music/AlsoSprachZarathustra as a {{leitmotif}}. It's so famous that [[Wrestling/RicFlair almost]] every use since then is a reference to (or parody of) ''2001''.
16th Mar '18 4:50:27 PM Monolaf317
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-->"Just what do you think you're doing Dave? Dave? I really think I'm entitled to an answer" (Anger)

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-->"Just what do you think you're doing Dave? Dave? I really think I'm entitled to an answer" answer." (Anger)



-->"My mind is going... there is no question about it" (Acceptance.)

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-->"My mind is going... there is no question about it" (Acceptance.) it." (Acceptance)
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