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An imposing black structure provides a connection between the past and the future in this enigmatic adaptation of a short story by revered sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke. When Dr. Dave Bowman (Keir Dullea) and other astronauts are sent on a mysterious mission, their ship's computer system, HAL, begins to display increasingly strange behavior, leading up to a tense showdown between man and machine that results in a mind-bending trek through space and time.
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owensmyth200301/10/2019 19:16

I turned it off after 10mins. Didn't have a clue what was happening.


After the title sequence, the film opens up on Earth, specifically prehistoric Africa near a tribe of animals. We see the apes are curious and share with each other, but are also territorial within their own species. The next day, a monolith appears near the apes. The apes erupt with fear. As they start to slowly calm down, they become more and more curious as they all reach and touch the surface of the monolith, starting with the leader ape. In a later scene, the leader ape is sitting near ape bones. He picks up a bone, has a flashback to the monolith, and hits another bone using the one he picked up. The scene gets more and more dramatic to the point where the ape becomes filled with rage. In the next scene, another ape from an enemy tribe attempts to drink from their watering hole. The leader ape attacks him with his newfound bone — a tool. And thus, man has tools. Kubrick’s point is that for a society to progress, there must be conflict.
In a following scene, the leader ape throws his bone in the air, the camera follows it up and match-cuts to a large missile floating in Earth’s orbit — from a bone to a space missile (tool/weapon → tool/weapon).

The year is now 1999~2001, and homo sapiens are getting close to mastering space travel. Though, Kubrick makes a bold point the master of Earth is just a child in space. This is done by showing that without gravity, man must learn how to walk again; man must eat “baby food”; and need “toilet training.”

At the same time, man’s tools are taking a “human-like” form. This can be seen by looking at some of the spaceships as they resemble a human face, and later in the film we will learn about HAL — a human in a machine (Kubrick2001).

Now, humanity is far more advanced than at the start of the film. Man can detect strong magnetic fields, fly to the moon, and have the ability to excavate. Having these abilities allows man to find a monolith under the surface of the moon which we now know to be the second one. Humans call this monolith “Tycho Magnetic Anomaly One,” or, “TMA-1” (Wikia). When they arrive, the astronauts approach the monolith without any of the characteristics that the apes did — without any fear or curiosity. When the sun peeks above the top of the monolith, the monolith emits a loud, high pitched sound. This sound is a signal to the third monolith orbiting Jupiter and the Firstborns that man has advanced significantly and is ready to travel to another planet and eventually continue to the next step of the evolutionary process (Hayine).
... and all done with minatures and paintings - no CGI.
mgb2001/10/2019 19:13

Cold from me - I never could work out that ending!


Look mgb20, I can see you're really upset about this. I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill, and think things over.
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Cold from me - I never could work out that ending!
mgb2001/10/2019 19:13

Cold from me - I never could work out that ending!


I turned it off after 10mins. Didn't have a clue what was happening.
... and all done with minatures and paintings - no CGI.
bookdream01/10/2019 19:19

... and all done with minatures and paintings - no CGI.


Ha ha. Yes, it's not the 2001 version of A Space Odyssey, it's the square bracketed 1968 version! Heat from me just for the iconic film.
Edited by: "Sunrayho" 1st Oct
mgb2001/10/2019 19:13

Cold from me - I never could work out that ending!


Look mgb20, I can see you're really upset about this. I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill, and think things over.
I can feel my money going, Dave
owensmyth200301/10/2019 19:16

I turned it off after 10mins. Didn't have a clue what was happening.


After the title sequence, the film opens up on Earth, specifically prehistoric Africa near a tribe of animals. We see the apes are curious and share with each other, but are also territorial within their own species. The next day, a monolith appears near the apes. The apes erupt with fear. As they start to slowly calm down, they become more and more curious as they all reach and touch the surface of the monolith, starting with the leader ape. In a later scene, the leader ape is sitting near ape bones. He picks up a bone, has a flashback to the monolith, and hits another bone using the one he picked up. The scene gets more and more dramatic to the point where the ape becomes filled with rage. In the next scene, another ape from an enemy tribe attempts to drink from their watering hole. The leader ape attacks him with his newfound bone — a tool. And thus, man has tools. Kubrick’s point is that for a society to progress, there must be conflict.
In a following scene, the leader ape throws his bone in the air, the camera follows it up and match-cuts to a large missile floating in Earth’s orbit — from a bone to a space missile (tool/weapon → tool/weapon).

The year is now 1999~2001, and homo sapiens are getting close to mastering space travel. Though, Kubrick makes a bold point the master of Earth is just a child in space. This is done by showing that without gravity, man must learn how to walk again; man must eat “baby food”; and need “toilet training.”

At the same time, man’s tools are taking a “human-like” form. This can be seen by looking at some of the spaceships as they resemble a human face, and later in the film we will learn about HAL — a human in a machine (Kubrick2001).

Now, humanity is far more advanced than at the start of the film. Man can detect strong magnetic fields, fly to the moon, and have the ability to excavate. Having these abilities allows man to find a monolith under the surface of the moon which we now know to be the second one. Humans call this monolith “Tycho Magnetic Anomaly One,” or, “TMA-1” (Wikia). When they arrive, the astronauts approach the monolith without any of the characteristics that the apes did — without any fear or curiosity. When the sun peeks above the top of the monolith, the monolith emits a loud, high pitched sound. This sound is a signal to the third monolith orbiting Jupiter and the Firstborns that man has advanced significantly and is ready to travel to another planet and eventually continue to the next step of the evolutionary process (Hayine).
owensmyth200301/10/2019 19:16

I turned it off after 10mins. Didn't have a clue what was happening.


That'a a shame, it's all explained in minutes 11-149. At least you gave it a chance!
Rhythmeister01/10/2019 22:10

After the title sequence, the film opens up on Earth, specifically …After the title sequence, the film opens up on Earth, specifically prehistoric Africa near a tribe of animals. We see the apes are curious and share with each other, but are also territorial within their own species. The next day, a monolith appears near the apes. The apes erupt with fear. As they start to slowly calm down, they become more and more curious as they all reach and touch the surface of the monolith, starting with the leader ape. In a later scene, the leader ape is sitting near ape bones. He picks up a bone, has a flashback to the monolith, and hits another bone using the one he picked up. The scene gets more and more dramatic to the point where the ape becomes filled with rage. In the next scene, another ape from an enemy tribe attempts to drink from their watering hole. The leader ape attacks him with his newfound bone — a tool. And thus, man has tools. Kubrick’s point is that for a society to progress, there must be conflict.In a following scene, the leader ape throws his bone in the air, the camera follows it up and match-cuts to a large missile floating in Earth’s orbit — from a bone to a space missile (tool/weapon → tool/weapon).The year is now 1999~2001, and homo sapiens are getting close to mastering space travel. Though, Kubrick makes a bold point the master of Earth is just a child in space. This is done by showing that without gravity, man must learn how to walk again; man must eat “baby food”; and need “toilet training.”At the same time, man’s tools are taking a “human-like” form. This can be seen by looking at some of the spaceships as they resemble a human face, and later in the film we will learn about HAL — a human in a machine (Kubrick2001).Now, humanity is far more advanced than at the start of the film. Man can detect strong magnetic fields, fly to the moon, and have the ability to excavate. Having these abilities allows man to find a monolith under the surface of the moon which we now know to be the second one. Humans call this monolith “Tycho Magnetic Anomaly One,” or, “TMA-1” (Wikia). When they arrive, the astronauts approach the monolith without any of the characteristics that the apes did — without any fear or curiosity. When the sun peeks above the top of the monolith, the monolith emits a loud, high pitched sound. This sound is a signal to the third monolith orbiting Jupiter and the Firstborns that man has advanced significantly and is ready to travel to another planet and eventually continue to the next step of the evolutionary process (Hayine).


This is funnier if you imagine Alan Partridge saying it in the voice he used to describe the start of a Bond movie!
Excellent, in HDR too! Thanks for the heads up.
Front screen projection was a great technique, Kubrick was the best option for NASA(Von Braun)
2019.....attention span 10 minutes.

The future of film isn't good. Don't expect to ever see anything like this from Hollywood these days.
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