History YMMV / TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey

14th Jul '17 11:21:32 AM JulianLapostat
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* FandomRivalry: Among cinephiles, ''2001'' is paired against Tarkovsky's ''Film/Solaris1972'' with the debate on which is the better space movie. Tarkovsky claimed not to have seen 2001 when he made Solaris and after seeing it thought it was a very cold, sterile film. Interestingly enough both movies have the opposite views on Space. Kubrick's film is about the universe being filled with things beyond our comprehension which we cannot comprehend, while Tarkovsky's film is essentially about the loneliness of being in space, being apart from Earth and the ability of astronauts to readjust to civilian life after spending time "up there".
6th Jul '17 10:35:53 PM JulianLapostat
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** Unfortunately, in doing this, he forgot to create a story.[[note]]Many films e.g. Creator/FrancoisTruffaut or Creator/IngmarBergman pictures, have little or no story -- but such films are usually character-driven, and 2001 isn't.[[/note]] Creator/HarlanEllison interviewed one of the co-writers who said that after Kubrick completed the spaceship / HAL episode, the co-writers and producers realized there was no actual storyline, and set out to create one with the ape episode and the bedroom scene. Subsequent "explanations" of the film as being staggeringly profound are, according to Ellison, rationalizations by viewers who left the theater confused but didn't want to look stupid when talking about it. He suggests reading "The Sentinel" and using it to create a basic storyline for the film.
20th Jun '17 1:26:40 AM CaptEquinox
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* SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome: This film was made in ''1968''. Try finding a subsequent non-CGI movie that has [[SceneryPorn better space scenes]]. Heck, it was made over 40 years before the likes of ''Film/{{Gravity}}'' and ''Film/{{Interstellar}}'' but can still give those movies a run for their money!

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* SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome: This film was made in ''1968''. And it took ''five years'' to make, meaning they started in '''1963'''. Try finding a subsequent non-CGI movie that has [[SceneryPorn better space scenes]]. Heck, it was made over 40 years before the likes of ''Film/{{Gravity}}'' and ''Film/{{Interstellar}}'' but can still give those movies a run for their money!
20th Jun '17 1:26:00 AM CaptEquinox
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** Unfortunately, in doing this, he forgot to create a story.[[note]]Many films e.g. Creator/FrancoisTruffaut or Creator/IngmarBergman pictures, have little or no story -- but such films are usually character-driven, and 2001 isn't.[[/note]] Creator/HarlanEllison interviewed one of the co-writers who said that after Kubrick completed the spaceship / HAL episode, the co-writers and producers realized there was no actual storyline, and set out to create one with the ape episode and the bedroom scene. Subsequent "explanations" of the film as being staggeringly profound are, according to Ellison, rationalizations by viewers who left the theater confused but didn't want to look stupid when talking about it. He suggests reading "The Sentinel" and using it to create a basic storyline for the film.
19th Jun '17 7:46:16 AM DaBradGuy
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* MagnificentBastard: Floyd. He was genuinely surprised to see Elena and Dr. Smyslov at the space station, but he decided to tell Smyslov he was heading to the Clavius Base. Then, without actually giving ''anything'' away, Floyd is able to make sure that the cover story about the epidemic is holding up, and even strengthens it a little.
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.
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