History YMMV / TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey

28th May '18 5:02:21 AM spydre
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* TrueArtIsIncomprehensible: Many accuse the film of indulging in this trope, though its ambiguity was arguably very practical, since there is no way anyone could convincingly portray an alien race millions of years more advanced than us.
9th Apr '18 11:01:47 PM Yozzy
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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 to complete the mission?

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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 to complete the mission?mission?
** Some fans see HAL in a much more sympathetic light. Midway through the movie HAL has a sit down with Dave asking about the peculiarities surrounding the mission. Dave knows that the ship A.I. would know exactly what's going on and catches on that HAL is fishing for something. HAL, realizing he slipped up, changes the subject by saying the AE-35 unit is acting up, and that it needs to be repaired. Dave and Frank try to do so, only to realize that it's working perfectly, and later discuss if HAL is malfunctioning and the possibility of disconnecting him, which appeared to be the equivalent of lobotomizing or even killing HAL. It's a bit harder for the audience to sympathize with HAL, since he's a faceless A.I. who decided to prioritize completing the mission at the expense of the ''entire'' human crew. If he were human, since HAL's colleagues were planning to harm him out of distrust at best, and for a trivial mistake at worst, having [[FreakOut an emotional break]] and responding by taking action against Frank and Dave would have been completely justified.
24th Mar '18 8:06:06 PM smasll_lordvoice
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* {{Padding}}: Done for [[TropesAreTools artistic]] rather than budgetary reasons, but still, let's not kid ourselves: this is a veerrry looong and veerrry sloooowwww movie, one that's 140 (or in some versions, ''160'') minutes long but only has about 70 minutes worth of actual plot. The movie's length is pretty much a litmus test for how big a Kubrick fan you are: true believers will most likely find the [[LeaveTheCameraRunning glacial editing]] thought-provoking, [[MindScrew unsettling]], and [[NothingIsScarier suspenseful]], everyone else is likely to find the pacing [[SlowPacedBeginning boring]], [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny uninteresting]], or [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible pretentious.]]
13th Feb '18 5:57:08 PM TheSaddleman
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** That said, at the end of the Dawn of Man sequence, as we view the ape man pounding the skeleton with his weapon before throwing it into the air, some of the low-angle shots make it clear that this is an individual in a costume, whereas suspension of disbelief is easier in the scenes leading up to it.
12th Feb '18 12:59:03 AM TitoMosquito
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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?

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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?Dave to complete the mission?
3rd Dec '17 1:07:56 AM nero666
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* {{Squick}}: The novel describes how the man-apes pulled the leopard's tail out by the roots.
2nd Dec '17 12:15:09 PM fruitstripegum
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** Not only is HAL a one letter shift from IBM, we now have the sophisticated AI Watson, who successfully defeated the two most successful Series/{{Jeopardy contestants ever WITHOUT being connected to the internet.

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** Not only is HAL a one letter shift from IBM, we now have the sophisticated AI Watson, who successfully defeated the two most successful Series/{{Jeopardy Series/{{Jeopardy}} contestants ever WITHOUT being connected to the internet.internet.
** In one scene, crew members can be seen using devices that are remarkably similar to modern day Ipads.
2nd Dec '17 11:14:51 AM fruitstripegum
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** Not only is HAL a one letter shift from IBM, we now have the sophisticated AI Watson, who successfully defeated the two most successful Series/{{Jeopardy contestants ever WITHOUT being connected to the internet.
20th Nov '17 3:02:48 PM SinNanna
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* SignatureScene: The film has multiple candidates.
** The apes discovering the monolith.
** The MatchCut showing a bone turning into a satellite.
** The space flight sequence scored to "Thus Spoke Zarathustra".
** HAL 9000 saying "I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that".
** HAL's [[spoiler: death scene, growing increasingly less coherent as Dave disconnects him]].
** [[DisneyAcidSequence The Star Gate]].
** The strange, otherworldly "hotel room" with the monolith.
** The Star Child.
20th Nov '17 1:54:15 PM Anicomicgeek
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* CanonDiscontinuity: According to Clarke, each book and each film take place in separate but very similar universes, so [[BroadStrokes don't sweat the details]].
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