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Old 16th July 2014, 06:50 PM
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Its been about 10 years since I last seen this but from what I remember I think its a brilliant film that is padded out with 30 mins of nonsensical stuff.

The start with the monkeys - I get it, but it has little point to the film.

The trip to Jupiter with the monoliths - weird and boring.

The scenic scenes of people doing crazy stuff in gravity - again boring.

However from the moment HAL kills the crew members, and it becomes a battle of wits it becomes a work of genius.

But then the ending again weird and boring.

Its worth watching for that middle. But in my opinion Stanley kubrick should have cut everything else out and just had the film be about HAL going crazy.
Little point?? We'll agree to disagree here methinks.....
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Old 16th July 2014, 06:51 PM
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The start with the monkeys - I get it, but it has little point to the film.
Any film which starts with monkeys has got to be good.
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Old 16th July 2014, 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Rondadoronron View Post
Any film which starts with monkeys has got to be good.
For me it goes downhill after the monkeys.
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Old 16th July 2014, 08:57 PM
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I only saw it recently and thought it was amazing stuff...monkeys, weirdness and Rupert Rigsby as a Russian. It doesn't come much better than that.
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Old 17th July 2014, 12:05 AM
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Visually its probably one of the most beautiful films I have ever seen. Looking at Kubrick's other work I much prefer A Clockwork Orange and The Shining however I still like this one very much!
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Old 21st July 2014, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Gothmogxx View Post
Visually its probably one of the most beautiful films I have ever seen
Agreed. Sadly, the film itself is very boring!

Anyway...there is a 'mash-up', featuring the "star gate" sequence, set to the song 'Echoes' by Pink Floyd

Not as enjoyable as 'The Dark Side Of The Rainbow'

Oh - here's 'The Flaming Side Of The Rainbow' as well!!

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Old 21st July 2014, 06:43 PM
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About the only thing I enjoyed was the music and visual's to 2001. But a few years ago, a friend of mine, who is also a freemason, said to me, "have you seen 2001"?, I said yes, quite a few times in the past. He said to me that 2001 is full of symbology that Kubrick added into the movie that had esoteric meaning, and that it wasn't coincidental either. Since I was told about this, I haven't looked at 2001: A Space Odyssey in the same way again.

And I'm not a conspiracy therorist either. A true story, and a word without a lie.
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Old 21st July 2014, 11:21 PM
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I was really lucky to see the film on the big screen during a re-release about 10 years ago...

John Landis is a fan of the film I'm guessing - a stray line of dialogue from 2001 where someone says "See You next Wednesday" pops up in many Landis films - I could be wrong but it's the name of the blue movie in American Werewolf in London. A very cool little homage I think...
I read somewhere than the line "see you next Wednesday" is a play on "see you next Thursday" ahem... and it was put into a film or story as a way of expressing anger at someone without them realizing it or causing censorship problems, kinda like verbal graffiti. Only the film maker knows who it refers to. Might be pure hokum.
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Old 18th April 2015, 09:43 PM
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Second only to Eyes Wide Shut as my favourite Kubrick movie. Lots of theories surround the film but at the moment I think the film is the monolith and the message is both terrifying and strangely uplifting.
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Old 11th July 2015, 06:37 PM
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I love 2001, it's one of my favourites that I re-watch regularly. That said, I find it very difficult to articulate a meaning behind the film. Its a beautiful work of art and I love it!
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