Saturday, 27 July 2013

2001 again...

James Maynard Gelinas' blogpost on "Underground Research Initiative" entitled
2001: A Space Odyssey - Discerning Themes through Score and Imagery is a 22,000 word essay about the film 2001 and one certainly as worth reading as watching Kubrik's masterpiece.

In the 50 years since its release, while special effects have improved, the sheer grandeur of the film from many angles, especially that of science, has not diminished.

I can't say anything more other than what is already written in Gelinas' article, maybe than we got Facebook and Twitter instead, which given the effect of the Monolith in later books in Clarke's series might have been a good thing (though it seems that while 3001 told us how to destroy a Monolith, another movie used the idea - and a Macintosh - aliens (and humans too), beware of iPods).

OK, if I do add something, in 2001 you're probably going to see the best portrayal of a computer in any film (including ones using Macintoshes).

Maybe I should lobby Finnkino to show it on their number one screen in Helsinki....

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