History YMMV / TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey

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.
24th Aug '16 9:03:13 AM drbreakfast
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* SpecialEffectsFailure: There are no ''bad'' special effects in the movie, but when seen on the big screen some shots are easy to identify as matte paintings or still images being manipulated rather than actual footage of the models. In any other movie, these would go unnoticed, but because the other effects in ''2001'' are ''so good,'' even minor imperfections jump out a little bit.
8th Aug '16 10:38:56 AM WhatArtThee
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: Given the copious amounts of [[NightmareFuel Nightmare Fuel]] and [[MindScrew Mind Screw]], it can be easy to forget that this film is rated ''G.'' This is because the [=MPAA=] judges on "content" (graphic violence, nudity, sex) rather than "tone".
4th Jul '16 5:45:16 PM BatmanKalEl
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* BeamMeUpScotty: The correct line is "I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that". Variations include "I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't ''let you'' do that," and "I'm afraid I can't do that, Dave."
27th May '16 5:31:08 PM rjd1922
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** Though to be fair it was revealed in 2010 that [[spoiler: in a way what happened wasn't HAL's fault. He was ordered to keep the true nature of the mission a secret, which conflicted with his basic programing, which caused his actions in the film. The man who planned the Discovery mission was LIVID when he found out what had been done to HAL]].

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** Though to be fair it was revealed in 2010 ''2010'' that [[spoiler: in a way what happened wasn't HAL's fault. He was ordered to keep the true nature of the mission a secret, which conflicted with his basic programing, programming, which caused his actions in the film. The man who planned the Discovery mission was LIVID when he found out what had been done to HAL]].
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