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jazzguy

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don't dream it be it
Sep 5th, 2017 12:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

don't know how it escaped me since it's release in '68 but I finally caught it.

so Hal the computer starts messing up and the astronauts decide to shut him off but Hal finds out about it.

after that I got nothin' [killer diller special effects for '68 though]

and what's up w/the baby at the end, is that the astronaut that was hurtling through, um, I don't know, time/space?

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Sep 5th, 2017 12:43 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I watched the entire movie AGAIN this past weekend. And yes, I was spellbound just like the first time I saw it in 1968 at the age of 5.

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Sep 5th, 2017 12:44 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The thrown bone segue into the spaceship has still gotta be the coolest thing I've ever seen in a movie.

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Sep 5th, 2017 12:48 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Please ingest suitable mind-altering substances and try again, sir. And if not in a theater, then do watch on a big screen in a dark room, without commercial interruptions. And it still won't make sense.
I haven't seen it in decades and do not trust my memories, but I recall it being more about something interesting to watch than a coherent story.

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Sep 5th, 2017 12:52 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I saw it in the theater when it was released. It did not make a flicking bit of sense.

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Sep 5th, 2017 01:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It was intentionally left open to interpetation.

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I had just posted about this elsewhere, but for me as a 5-year old already-Star Trek fan, the movie was so awesome, I didn't know what the heck was going on in the section: "Jupiter and Beyond the Infinite"....but the movie gave me the confidence that I would later understand.

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Idaho, USA

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Sep 5th, 2017 01:05 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I recall it's explained far more in the novel,

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Sep 5th, 2017 01:07 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

HAL = IBM (each letter one step up in the alphabet). The film maker said that there was no relation, just a coincidence, but I don't believe that.

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Sep 5th, 2017 01:11 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"I recall it's explained far more in the novel,"

Yup. Read the book - but it's still a little confusing ;o)

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Sep 5th, 2017 01:15 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My local theater has a classic film festival every now & then. 2 years ago I caught 2001 on the big screen. It was spellbinding & still oh so weird. Kubrick was a genius. The 'light show' portion toward the end must be experienced on the big screen. It felt like I was going to fall in. Simply glorious. I'll jump at the chance to see it again.

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Sep 5th, 2017 01:20 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Never saw it, or Star Wars, so I am deprived. Never been big on Sci-Fi tho.

jazzguy

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Sep 5th, 2017 01:26 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"The 'light show' portion toward the end must be experienced on the big screen. It felt like I was going to fall in."

yeah, pretty exciting on a TV, was thinking it must be mindblowing in the theater.


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Sep 5th, 2017 01:27 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I still haven't been able to fully absorb the 7 diamond-looking things......WHAT THE HECK ARE THOSE!??!

Electron

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Sep 5th, 2017 01:37 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'd forgotten about that scene with thrown bone segue into the spaceship, CM. Iconic!!

All space films after Kubrick had a higher bar to reach.

digiboy

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Sep 5th, 2017 02:25 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

When it was released I pestered a few friends into driving up to Albany NY to see it in Cinerama and full stereo. (Cinerama was a massive widescreen format that required theaters to install special projection gear... back before IMAX). I was the only one who loved it. The rest were disappointed and just scratching their heads.

Still holds up pretty well although some of the effects are finally starting to look a little dated. Considering it was 1968, that's a major accomplishment.

It's worth tracking down the 1984 made sequel "2010" just for fun. Takes on some of the mystery of the original movie and offers one reasonable interpretation. It's not Kubrick, not in that class. It's more of an entertaining popcorner. Decent cast keeps it alive.

2010/IMDB

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Sep 5th, 2017 02:45 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Dave Bowman: "HAL. Open the pod bay doors."

HAL: "I can't...DO that, Dave."


Digiboy, I saw it in the Honolulu Cinerama theater when it was originally released. I was in the 3rd grade, and it *blew* a few of the delicate circuits in little Peegoo's still-developing brain. I had nightmares.

What it actually accomplished for me was a twofold realization: (1) space exploration is a fascinating thing, and (2) never blindly trust a computer.

(This message was last edited by Peegoo at 05:34 PM, Sep 5th, 2017)

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Sep 5th, 2017 03:32 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I was quite pleased with 2010. It certainly was not Kubrickian, and the lead computer scientists' "love" of HAL was making me ill, but it was about as good a follow-up as you could get.

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Idaho, USA

I'm Uncle Sam, that's who I am
Sep 5th, 2017 03:35 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I saw it when it first came out with my then girlfriend at Grauman's Chinese. We had ingested. :o)

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Sep 5th, 2017 05:13 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Sounds like a pretty leary experience.

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