2001: A Space Odyssey

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Judging from the film ballots, you've all seen it on small black-and-white TVs.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 30 November 2005 17:46 (thirteen years ago) link

i watched it with joel coens dick in my mouth and ethan coens in my ass

oooh, Wednesday, 30 November 2005 17:47 (thirteen years ago) link

i now understand blood simple a Hole lot better

oooh, Wednesday, 30 November 2005 17:48 (thirteen years ago) link

ihttp://www.duffgardens.net/media/images/2001.gif

Gerard (Gerard), Wednesday, 30 November 2005 17:49 (thirteen years ago) link

http://www.duffgardens.net/media/images/2001.gif

Gerard (Gerard), Wednesday, 30 November 2005 17:53 (thirteen years ago) link

ethan otm

gabbneb (gabbneb), Wednesday, 30 November 2005 17:56 (thirteen years ago) link

I saw in on the big screen on acid once (in high school) and it's really, really fucking good, especially when they make that planet.

andy --, Wednesday, 30 November 2005 17:57 (thirteen years ago) link

needs more explosions and quotable dialogue. also, the music sucks.

gabbneb (gabbneb), Wednesday, 30 November 2005 18:00 (thirteen years ago) link

OK, I figured.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 30 November 2005 18:00 (thirteen years ago) link

on the other hand, monkeys...

gabbneb (gabbneb), Wednesday, 30 November 2005 18:01 (thirteen years ago) link


and if only Morricone had scored it and Steve McQueen played Bowman.

btw, David Bowie, your new handle suits you, with the IQ and all.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 30 November 2005 18:04 (thirteen years ago) link

I haven't seen very many movies from the '60s. I voted for Planet of the Apes (monkeys!), Lawrence of Arabia, MASH, The Graduate, North By Northwest, Goldfinger, Easy Rider, and Cool Hand Luke.

gabbneb (gabbneb), Wednesday, 30 November 2005 18:13 (thirteen years ago) link

and if only Morricone had scored it and Steve McQueen played Bowman.
That would have been good, yes.

Paul Newman could have voiced HAL, too.

Erick Dampier is better than Shaq (miloaukerman), Wednesday, 30 November 2005 18:16 (thirteen years ago) link

So more like 2010, then.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 30 November 2005 18:17 (thirteen years ago) link

I was thinking Enemy Mine.

Erick Dampier is better than Shaq (miloaukerman), Wednesday, 30 November 2005 18:21 (thirteen years ago) link

also, this Kubrick guy is so obviously unfamiliar with teh laws of robotics, wtf

gabbneb (gabbneb), Wednesday, 30 November 2005 18:25 (thirteen years ago) link

I'm encouraged that when I last saw it (December 2001) the audience laughed at the Dr Floyd briefing-room and space station dialogue, getting the satire. Many clueless critics in '68 complained about the curiously dull bureaucratese.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 30 November 2005 18:27 (thirteen years ago) link

also, who are these people? I mean, what else have you seen Keir Dullea in?!

gabbneb (gabbneb), Wednesday, 30 November 2005 18:36 (thirteen years ago) link

http://www.sensesofcinema.com/images/top/2001_ape.jpg

if you're gonna be a monkey, be a gorilla

gabbneb (gabbneb), Wednesday, 30 November 2005 18:37 (thirteen years ago) link

Dullea:

Bunny Lake Is Missing
David and Lisa

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 30 November 2005 18:39 (thirteen years ago) link

Black Christmas! He was terrible in that.

Matt #2 (Matt #2), Wednesday, 30 November 2005 18:42 (thirteen years ago) link

Dullea is kind of appropriate, don't you think?

gabbneb (gabbneb), Wednesday, 30 November 2005 18:43 (thirteen years ago) link


What do you expect from an *astronaut*? They're all military lunkheads who idolize George Lazenby.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 30 November 2005 18:45 (thirteen years ago) link

William Sylvester turned up in MST3K-worthy fare a few times, in Devil Doll and in some TV movie.

monkeybutler, Wednesday, 30 November 2005 18:46 (thirteen years ago) link

this used to be my favourite movie. i still kinda love it.

s1ocki (slutsky), Wednesday, 30 November 2005 18:47 (thirteen years ago) link

s1ocki, gimme a hug.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 30 November 2005 18:48 (thirteen years ago) link

Gus: [gruff gus mode] Say, Hot Dog; what the hell does "astronaut" mean, anyway?
Gordo: [thinks for a moment] Star Voyager
Gus: "Star Voyager Gus Grissom"; I kinda like the sound of that.

gabbneb (gabbneb), Wednesday, 30 November 2005 18:52 (thirteen years ago) link

TS: the monkeys in 2001 vs the monkeys in Aguirre

jed_ (jed), Wednesday, 30 November 2005 18:56 (thirteen years ago) link

i LOVE the right stuff too.

s1ocki (slutsky), Wednesday, 30 November 2005 18:57 (thirteen years ago) link

This is one of my favorite things right now.

Lemmy Caution (sleep), Wednesday, 30 November 2005 19:01 (thirteen years ago) link

a few other military lunkheads

Russell Schweickart, BS and MS from MIT who did research in the Experimental Astronomy Lab there

Buzz Aldrin, an MIT PhD in Astronautics

Frank Borman, a Cal Tech MS in Aeronautical Engineering, and graduate of Harvard B School's Advanced Management Program

Story Musgrave, MBA (UCLA) and MD (Columbia) and member of the New York Academy of Sciences who has studied at an advanced level math, computer science, chemistry and neurophysiology

gabbneb (gabbneb), Wednesday, 30 November 2005 19:20 (thirteen years ago) link

David and Lisa is awful, awful.

detoxyDancer (sexyDancer), Wednesday, 30 November 2005 19:21 (thirteen years ago) link

Anybody else play "Buzz Aldrin's Race Into Space" for PC? As a budding aerospace engineering student, it was my fave game for a long time(along with Wing Commander II and X-Wing).

Unfortunately, most NASA gigs in places I'd never live(central florida, houston, los angeles, cali desert, sunnyvale, etc).

kingfish hobo juckie (kingfish 2.0), Wednesday, 30 November 2005 19:30 (thirteen years ago) link

I-erny, gabb; just batting down the idea of some exciting Studio fruitcake in Dullea's place. And if Clarke and Kubrick had made Bowman like Pete Conrad, it woulda kinda derailed the Ligeti and Strauss mood. (Boy Morbius had an Apollo scrapbook.)

Have, somewhere, a battered paperback called The Making of 2001 with lots of fascinating production details (I think it's stayed in print).

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 30 November 2005 20:01 (thirteen years ago) link

2001 in 70mm @ the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood (before they ruined it) was the best thing ever.

walter kranz (walterkranz), Wednesday, 30 November 2005 20:02 (thirteen years ago) link

It was my #2 in the poll. Strangelove was my #1.

Keith C (lync0), Wednesday, 30 November 2005 20:09 (thirteen years ago) link

incredible

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v369/colinohara/kubrick-2001.jpg

jed_ (jed), Wednesday, 30 November 2005 20:16 (thirteen years ago) link

when i was still a student, we had some nasa-employed alumni come in and give a little talk about long-distance space travel(how you get to mars w/o going nuts, etc). some of them sat down one day to watch the footage of that spinning sequence, and figured out that it'd work fine, except that they were off. Either the carousel would have to be 2-3 times wider, or spin 2-3 times faster.

kingfish hobo juckie (kingfish 2.0), Wednesday, 30 November 2005 20:19 (thirteen years ago) link

I saw it as a pup at the NYC Ziegfeld on the first major re-release in '74; the first film with a narrative I had to struggle with. And I knew nothing about the primordial stuff going in, so you can imagine, wtf.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 30 November 2005 20:21 (thirteen years ago) link

still one of my favourite films of all time. the beaurocratic banter totally makes it. "i'm afraid i'm not at liberty to discuss it" - love that.

once saw a back-to-back screening of 2001/2010. i am probably one of the rare few who thought 2010 wasn't so bad... hell, i even read that damn 2061 book. is clarke still alive?

Rob Bolton (Rob Bolton), Wednesday, 30 November 2005 20:26 (thirteen years ago) link

the birthday party for poole

s1ocki (slutsky), Wednesday, 30 November 2005 20:28 (thirteen years ago) link

SEE YOU NEXT WEDNESDAY

john landis really ran with that...

Rob Bolton (Rob Bolton), Wednesday, 30 November 2005 20:32 (thirteen years ago) link

There's a running birthday motif -- Floyd's [played by Kubrick's] daughter, Poole, HAL's (recalled as he dies) and Bowman/Star Child's.

2010 wasn't hideous, but it inevitably literalized everything. Tragic mundanity.

I didn't recall Clarke's status, but he just got honored in Sri Lanka (his adopted land).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_C._Clarke

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 30 November 2005 20:37 (thirteen years ago) link

x-post

is clarke still alive?

very much so! and living in shri lanka.

i love 2001.

latebloomer: The Corridor (Yes, The Corridor) (latebloomer), Wednesday, 30 November 2005 20:38 (thirteen years ago) link

Floyd's [played by Kubrick's] daughter, Poole

I wonder if she ever got her bush baby.

walter kranz (walterkranz), Wednesday, 30 November 2005 20:43 (thirteen years ago) link

What's Dullea's other movie? About a hostile youth in a group home?

andy --, Wednesday, 30 November 2005 20:51 (thirteen years ago) link

The Hoodlum Priest? And he's in the currently filming CIA film directed by de Niro:

http://imdb.com/name/nm0001158/

xpost

And "The Dawn of Man" birthday ... which covers both the man-apes and the moon excavation.

HAL was originally voiced by Bronx-accented Psycho detective Martin Balsam. I do a decent impression of HAL's rendition of "Daisy."

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 30 November 2005 20:54 (thirteen years ago) link

What I hear when I receive e-mail.

Pleasant Plains /// (Pleasant Plains ///), Wednesday, 30 November 2005 20:59 (thirteen years ago) link

Part of my ex-roomie's email is "ae35" (falsely malfunctioning unit on Discovery).

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 30 November 2005 21:05 (thirteen years ago) link

I just think 2001 is boring. The only Kubrick I can get into is War Kubrick. The rest (that I've seen) comes across as masturbatory rubbish. I AM STANLEY KUBRICK I AM SO FREAKING YOU OUT RIGHT NOW LOL. That's what I hear, in my head, during that stupid slow-motion blood spilling out of the walls shot in Shining. Or the space baby thing with the fanfare. Give it a rest, beardo.

Full Metal Jacket
Dr. Strangelove
Spartacus
Paths of Glory

I like all of these! I really do! And except for FMJ I liked all of them BEFORE I ever had any intention of joining the cast of MASH so there!

BTW Joshua could whup HAL's ass.

TOMBOT, Wednesday, 30 November 2005 21:16 (thirteen years ago) link

I saw this in the theatre again last night. the unrestored version which i mistakenly thought was not the Nolan version. regardless, it was terrific to watch. amongst the many moments of beauty, the one that stands out to me is the flight attendant pinching Floyd's pen as it floats in the cabin and putting it back in his top pocket. it's such a glorious, prefectly realised split second as she catches it.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Wednesday, 19 September 2018 21:34 (eleven months ago) link

also funny about that scene is for all the ridiculous lengths that Kubrick went to it's enough to explain the movement through the cabin simply by having "GRIP SHOES" written on her shoes (they look like ladies gymnastics shoes).

Heavy Messages (jed_), Wednesday, 19 September 2018 21:39 (eleven months ago) link

xp Allow me to ruin that moment for you. That was a goof. They filmed that scene with the pen (transparently) taped to a pane of glass in front of the camera and when the stewardess tries to lift it off the glass, you can see it sticks when she "catches" it.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 19 September 2018 21:40 (eleven months ago) link

that actually doesn't ruin it! but thanks :)

Heavy Messages (jed_), Wednesday, 19 September 2018 21:42 (eleven months ago) link

one month passes...

MOMI postscreening panel with Dullea, Richter, Michael benson, and neuroscientist Heather Berlin (74 minutes)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_fxroII9GI&feature=youtu.be

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 19 October 2018 16:32 (ten months ago) link

I finally found a copy of the Soderbergh cut! Need to watch though.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 19 October 2018 16:34 (ten months ago) link

just finished the Benson book — really great stuff. there should be a similar book for every Kubrick film. Or at least Barry Lyndon.

tylerw, Friday, 19 October 2018 16:39 (ten months ago) link

Thank god - the new 4K UHD is NOT the Christopher Nolan urine print:

It’s very important to note here that this is most assuredly not the Christopher Nolan “unrestored” presentation of the film. It has, in fact, been properly restored using state-of-the-art digital tools and properly color-timed as well, a process supervised by Vitali. While I certainly admire Nolan’s reverence for the all-analog photochemical process, his recent IMAX reissue of the unrestored version of 2001 in no way represented the film as Kubrick would have wanted it to look. While the clarity was impressive, the image was rife with unwanted analog flaws and the coloring was yellowed and unpleasant. I didn’t see this version, and I’m glad of it because every film-knowledgeable person I know who did was put off by its unrestored appearance.

http://www.thedigitalbits.com/item/2001-a-space-odyssey-uhd-bd

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Wednesday, 31 October 2018 02:13 (nine months ago) link

not sure how much to rely on that guy's POV, as the Nolan print I saw was in no way IMAX.

I didn't see this version

oh

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 31 October 2018 05:36 (nine months ago) link

If you read the review it includes technical details at the end, but it's moderately confusing:

The new 2018 video masters were achieved by scanning the 65mm original negative in 8K-resolution and utilizing top-of-the-line color correction software, allowing technicians to follow natural color and luminance curves (characteristics) of film print stock. Color reference in the DI suite was provided by the 1999 70mm answer print from the original camera negative and a 70mm check print from a new dupe negative. Vince Roth (now the Lab Technical director at Fotokem) completed the dupe and check print for the 2018 color grade.

Christopher Nolan and Hoyte van Hoytema (who both worked extensively with large film formats) oversaw the new 70mm film prints and were brought in to consult on the creation of new video masters to match the 70mm reference prints. These 2018 video masters were completed under the direction of Leon Vitali and Ned Price. Color grading of the master was completed by Janet Wilson of Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging – who previously worked with Leon on HD mastering of Barry Lyndon, Full Metal Jacket and Lolita.


from which I surmise that Nolan went off and did his thing with the 70mm prints, while Leon Vitali went off with Ned Price and Janet Wilson to grade it correctly for the 4K master.

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Wednesday, 31 October 2018 06:06 (nine months ago) link

the 2018 release contains correct picture aspect ratio as it was scanned directly from the 65mm original negative which is spherical (flat) versus anamorphic (scope). The 35mm anamorphic (scope) reduction that was scanned for the 2000 and 2007 releases contained a little more information on the left and right of the frame then (sic) was intended for 2.2 70mm projection aspect ratio. Also, the optical scope reduction added a slight amount of linear image distortion, which is not present in the 65mm spherical camera negative.

This is why a number of Internet comments have complained that the new release is 'cropped' (and why it's not, cropped.)

It's from the included booklet but I copied it from this review - https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/2001-A-Space-Odyssey-Blu-ray/208266/#Review

Also I think Kubrick would have been delighted with the post-credits easter egg of Starchild doing the Ally McBeal baby dance!

Wegmüller Fruit Corner (Noel Emits), Wednesday, 31 October 2018 11:21 (nine months ago) link

i didn't think anyone besides Jeffrey Wells called additional image "information"

God save us

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 31 October 2018 11:42 (nine months ago) link

The quote is from the studio's technical notes which are reproduced at the end of the Digital Bits review as well.

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Wednesday, 31 October 2018 11:52 (nine months ago) link

Appreciate this film more and more as I get older. Could watch the Blue Danube sequence pretty much forever ...

Steve Reich In The Afternoon (Against The 80s), Wednesday, 31 October 2018 14:56 (nine months ago) link

Oh man, farewell Douglas Rain.

https://consequenceofsound.net/2018/11/r-i-p-douglas-rain-2001-a-space-odyssey/

MaresNest, Monday, 12 November 2018 12:19 (nine months ago) link

one month passes...

anyone try this in SF?

If I were in town this weekend I’d make time to try the @Castro_Theatre’s head-to-head competition between 4K digital and 70mm showings of 2001: A Space Odyssey. That’s a movie I can easily imagine watching twice in a row. https://t.co/GbeobNQh6w

— Brian Darr (@HellOnFriscoBay) December 28, 2018

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 3 January 2019 18:41 (seven months ago) link

one month passes...

If you want reasonably compelling proof that Kubrick didn’t fake the moon landings — and I’m only speaking to those of you who want it, I can’t be bothered with anyone who NEEDS it — consider how everyone on the moon walks about as if the gravity were earth-normal. No galumphing sideways meerkat loping for Heywood R. Floyd, thank you very much. And nobody’s wearing grip shoes. We might guess that Kubrick is supposing some kind of goofy artificial gravity in the Clavius briefing room, but Arthur Clarke would surely have nixed such unscientific nonsense. And when we see the astronauts outside at the excavation site, they’re STILL walking perfectly normally, as if strolling around Borehamwood on a May morning. It seems nobody concerned with the production predicted the effects of the low lunar gravity, or else they dismissed it as too finicky to deal with (subtle slow motion might have been an option, reverting to normal speed when Floyd and his colleagues talk, keeping them stationary for dialogue or looping in normal-speed lines…)

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 22 February 2019 18:46 (six months ago) link

i used to read a lot about how keir dullea was some unknown that kubrick plucked from obscurity to star in his gazillion dollar movie, but he starred in one of the most talked-about and widely-seen American indie films of the 1960s, david and lisa. that film seems mostly forgotten now (in part b/c i think some rights issues kept it from widely circulating on home video until recently), which is probably how the myth of dullea's obscurity took hold. i finally watched it a few years ago and it is incredibly dated. there are certain scenes where dullea's character looks almost catatonic and i wonder if that's what stuck in kubrick's mind. (aside from his striking features.)

affects breves telnet (Gummy Gummy), Friday, 22 February 2019 18:49 (six months ago) link

Are these idiots worth addressing?

See me in mi heels an' tinge (Noodle Vague), Friday, 22 February 2019 18:49 (six months ago) link

Love it when directors use "non-actors", acting is for theatre, if you must

See me in mi heels an' tinge (Noodle Vague), Friday, 22 February 2019 18:51 (six months ago) link

kubrick sometimes used professional actors as if they were non-actors.

affects breves telnet (Gummy Gummy), Friday, 22 February 2019 18:52 (six months ago) link

Yeah iq was generalising around that and I agree

See me in mi heels an' tinge (Noodle Vague), Friday, 22 February 2019 18:53 (six months ago) link

like in a purely kuleshovian (sp?) way.

affects breves telnet (Gummy Gummy), Friday, 22 February 2019 18:54 (six months ago) link

Pro/non-pro is kind of nonsense anyway

See me in mi heels an' tinge (Noodle Vague), Friday, 22 February 2019 19:00 (six months ago) link

A director is looking for a particular effect, usually, which is as much about choice of take/performance as it is about the training or ability of the performer

See me in mi heels an' tinge (Noodle Vague), Friday, 22 February 2019 19:05 (six months ago) link

well, whether or not an actor has experience on a film set or in front of a camera is important. or can be important. i don't think it's "nonsense." but one can make too much of the distinction, certainly. isabelle huppert has talked about this a lot, and willem dafoe.

affects breves telnet (Gummy Gummy), Friday, 22 February 2019 19:14 (six months ago) link

yeah again i'm still generalising. i enjoy the illusion of not feeling that i'm watching somebody act.

See me in mi heels an' tinge (Noodle Vague), Friday, 22 February 2019 19:23 (six months ago) link

for most actors that illusion is the point of all their training and experience!

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Friday, 22 February 2019 20:07 (six months ago) link

i disagree, seriously. and i think even if you reduced acting to The Method and adjacent ideas it has very few good exemplars. i'm not actually saying i hate acting, of course it has a place and it has its own pleasures, i just find it peripheral or distracting to a lot of film that i love.

See me in mi heels an' tinge (Noodle Vague), Friday, 22 February 2019 20:20 (six months ago) link

"Keir Dullea, gone tomorrow" was Noel Coward's famously cutting remark about one of the hottest young actors of the 1960s. The comment, uttered on the set of 1965's Bunny Lake is Missing, proved to be not only inaccurate but also especially ill-timed: The film that earned screen immortality for Dullea -- 2001: A Space Odyssey -- was still three years in the future.

https://www.npr.org/sections/monk2011/01/19/04/its_well_past_tomorrow_and_kei.html?t=1550867185882

Ward Fowler, Friday, 22 February 2019 20:27 (six months ago) link

Bunny Lake was a highly visible, major production, and Dullea said his happiest day working on it was getting the 2001 role, bcz Otto Preminger treated him like shit.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 22 February 2019 20:39 (six months ago) link

Also one of those Cairns pieces notes that the cool inexpressiveness of Lockwood and Dullea was certainly a conscious choice.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 22 February 2019 20:41 (six months ago) link

famously cutting

love noel coward but that is a 3rd rate quip esp. by his standards

affects breves telnet (Gummy Gummy), Friday, 22 February 2019 21:25 (six months ago) link

noel coward is wonderfully gross and decadent in bunny lake, IIRC his face is dripping grease

affects breves telnet (Gummy Gummy), Friday, 22 February 2019 21:25 (six months ago) link

It's a cute one-liner, but if only he knew who'd be more famous in 2019. Or 1985.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 22 February 2019 21:48 (six months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/KVjrQ11.jpg

Alba, Saturday, 23 February 2019 09:37 (six months ago) link

ppl who google are ignorant in the first place

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 23 February 2019 13:34 (six months ago) link

three weeks pass...

I had to assemble some furniture today so figured I would put something on while I worked. And I remembered I spent days scouring the internet for a copy of Soderbergh's 110 minute cut/edit of "2001" but hadn't watched it yet. It'd been years since I saw the original so I figured, sure, why not. And it's really good! Shorter, obviously (by some 30 minutes), but subtly tweaked and resequenced with a greater emphasis on HAL and less on man/dawn of man. Made me see the movie with fresh eyes, not just because the "print was great, or because I was paying attention to this novel variation, but because the way Soderbergh recut it def. accents some themes more dramatically, esp. man's creation of AI as a parallel to the early creation of man (and subsequent reinvention/evolution of man). Good stuff.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 19 March 2019 22:47 (five months ago) link

two months pass...

i don't know if anyone heard Kurt Andersen's 2-part radio show on the film but Tom Hanks was toxically annoying.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 31 May 2019 20:23 (two months ago) link

"'Houston! We have a problem!' LOL, that's what I woulda said!"

pplains, Saturday, 1 June 2019 00:07 (two months ago) link

18 years late but I’ll take it

God may judge you but his sins outnumber your own. (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 17:29 (two months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/OKwc8FO.jpg

"I dunno, Dave. HAL's probably right. Maybe I should beam out there and fix that unit. Where's my red shirt?"

pplains, Monday, 24 June 2019 02:46 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

Saw it on 70 mm last night at The Museum of the Moving Image in Queens. I hadn't read the talk on this thread about Chris Nolan's urine-colored print, and did not notice anything wrong with the color.

What struck me as very unsettling were the several stretches of absolute silence in the scene when poor Gary Lockwood loses his oxygen and goes spinning off into space. In a big theater full of people this kind of silence is eerie. I was afraid someone in the audience would make some dumb noise and break the spell, but no one made a sound. So good job, audience. (It helps that this venue doesn't allow food).

Josefa, Monday, 12 August 2019 13:33 (one week ago) link

Imagining the alternate universe where Isiah Whitlock was in yr audience and just couldn't help himself.

Come and Rock Me, Hot Potatoes (Old Lunch), Monday, 12 August 2019 13:42 (one week ago) link

Seeing this on a very big screen back in the day was a very intense experience.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 12 August 2019 14:09 (one week ago) link

the crowd at this screening seemed very young and I couldn't help but wondering what a 20-25 yr old would make of this film, having grown up with a completely different style of sci fi pic

Josefa, Monday, 12 August 2019 14:19 (one week ago) link

I realize there are some clues to that in this thread

Josefa, Monday, 12 August 2019 14:19 (one week ago) link

My son watched it and liked it

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 12 August 2019 17:07 (one week ago) link


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