History YMMV / TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey

17th Jan '17 9:53:13 AM Movienut376
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*AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Right when the lobotomization of HAL is complete, a prerecorded message from Dr. Floyd starts playing, giving full details about the discovery of the Monolith, details that only HAL had been privy to. Was the broadcast accidentally triggered by Dave Bowman's actions, or was it intentional on HAL's part, to share the information with Dave?
17th Jan '17 9:39:07 AM Movienut376
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**The filmmakers, or at least the distributors, apparently knew damn well who the movie's audience was; one of the ad campaigns was a poster with the tagline, "The Ultimate Trip."
8th Jan '17 6:59:17 AM SeptimusHeap
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* FreudWasRight: Long phallic space-ships, docking bays opening up to receive them, music climaxing as the ship touches down, narrow slit windows with red light shining through, women emerging from doorways that look like vaginas, the Star Child. Really, this list could go on forever.
** Just some icing on the cake, but one of the characters is named Dr. Floyd, which sounds a lot like Dr. ''Freud.''
5th Jan '17 4:40:57 PM Pren
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** The rather innocuous line "See you next Wednesday," thanks to Creator/JohnLandis using it in all his films.
24th Nov '16 11:16:13 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* CreepyAwesome: HAL is one of the most outright disturbing artificial intelligences in fiction, but also one of the most iconic.
9th Nov '16 7:50:33 PM SuddenFrost
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* OutOfTheGhetto: Kubrick made this film specifically to bring science-fiction into the mainstream. He was fascinated by concepts of the genre but disappointed by most science-fiction books and movies. Drawing from external references (modernist literature, painting literature and philosophy), he deliberately approached the genre in a more realistic and enigmatic fashion. His film eschewed some of the genre trappings of WorldBuilding (space jargon, technology, alien species) and focused on how mysterious and bewildering space travel and alien contact could actually be. The groundbreaking special effects and greater sophistication made many people treat ''2001'' as an art-movie and EpicMovie spectacle rather than the usual BMovie contempt which science-fiction was usually treated with.

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* OutOfTheGhetto: Kubrick made this film specifically to bring science-fiction into the mainstream. He was fascinated by concepts of the genre but disappointed by most science-fiction books and movies. Drawing from external references (modernist literature, painting literature and philosophy), he deliberately approached the genre in a more realistic and enigmatic fashion. His film eschewed some of the genre trappings of WorldBuilding (space jargon, technology, alien species) and focused on how mysterious and bewildering space travel and alien contact could actually be. The groundbreaking special effects and greater sophistication made many people treat ''2001'' as an art-movie and EpicMovie spectacle rather than the usual BMovie contempt which science-fiction was usually treated with.
13th Oct '16 8:10:12 PM SuddenFrost
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** HAL's control panel monitors display text and graphics in white on a background of bright solid color, which makes them look a lot like the Microsoft "Metro" design language from Windows 8 and 10, Windows Phone and Xbox 360.
10th Oct '16 10:20:08 PM hello86
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** John Chambers who worked on the apes' makeup in ''2001'' won an Honorary Oscar for his ape makeup in ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968'' instead, despite his makeup in ''2001'' being arguably superior.
*** Many joke that Chamber's ape makeup in ''2001'' was snubbed because the Oscars thought that the film used real apes rather than superior makeup.

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** John Chambers who worked on the apes' makeup in ''2001'' won The film was passed over for an Honorary Oscar for his ape makeup in ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968'' instead, Makeup in favor of ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968'', despite his the makeup in ''2001'' being arguably superior.
*** Many joke that Chamber's the ape makeup in ''2001'' was snubbed because the Oscars thought that the film used real apes rather than superior makeup.
30th Aug '16 2:14:31 PM SuddenFrost
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%%* ContestedSequel: ''Film/TwoThousandTenTheYearWeMakeContact''.

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%%* * ContestedSequel: ''Film/TwoThousandTenTheYearWeMakeContact''.''Film/TwoThousandTenTheYearWeMakeContact'' is frequently criticized for being more of a conventional action movie compared to the avant-garde style of ''2001''.



** ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' Magazine's parody of ''2001'' ends with the Monolith revealing that it's really a book called ''How to Make an Incomprehensible Science Fiction Movie & Several Million Dollars''. In 2014, Taschen published ''The Making of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey'' by Piers Bizony, which is a black book shaped exactly like the Monolith.

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** ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' Magazine's parody of ''2001'' ends with the Monolith revealing that it's really a book called ''How to Make an Incomprehensible Science Fiction Movie & Several Million Dollars''. In 2014, Taschen published ''The Making of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey'' by Piers Bizony, which is a large black hardcover book shaped exactly like the Monolith.



* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: The film's climax. Don't forget this was the late 1960s, too; many, many hippies [[JustHereForGodzilla saw it just to see that one sequence]]. Clarke himself relates an anecdote in which he was handed an envelope with a letter of thanks and an assurance that the remaining contents (a white powder) were "the best stuff". (He flushed it down the toilet.)

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* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: The film's climax. Don't forget this was the late 1960s, too; many, many hippies [[JustHereForGodzilla saw it just to see that one sequence]]. Clarke himself relates an anecdote in which he was handed an envelope with a letter of thanks and an assurance that the remaining contents (a -- a white powder) powder -- were "the best stuff". (He flushed it down the toilet.)
30th Aug '16 2:54:31 AM SuddenFrost
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** ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' Magazine's parody of ''2001'' ends with the Monolith revealing that it's really a book called ''How to Make an Incomprehensible Science Fiction Movie & Several Million Dollars''. In 2014, Taschen published ''The Making of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey'' by Piers Bizony, which is a black book shaped exactly like the Monolith.
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