A mentally unstable veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City, where the perceived decadence and sleaze fuels his urge for violent action by attempting to liberate a presidential campaign worker and an underage prostitute.
Robert De Niro,
After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.
"2001" is a story of evolution. Sometime in the distant past, someone or something nudged evolution by placing a monolith on Earth (presumably elsewhere throughout the universe as well). Evolution then enabled humankind to reach the moon's surface, where yet another monolith is found, one that signals the monolith placers that humankind has evolved that far. Now a race begins between computers (HAL) and human (Bowman) to reach the monolith placers. The winner will achieve the next step in evolution, whatever that may be.Written by
The National Film Archive of Japan showed the "unrestored" 70mm prints from the 2018 Cannes Film Festival in Oct, 2018. In order to make the cinematic experience as close as possible to the 1968 theater experience, the theater showed the film with dual projectors instead of a film platter, and the theater lighting and the curtain timing was same as 1968 and are precised down to seconds. These are the timing that was used during the film. For opening, overture 2 minutes and 53 seconds, dimmed lights, closed curtain, before the MGM logo shows up, lights out, and open curtain. For intermission, the "intermission" was showed for 26 seconds, and intermission for 15 minutes. For the second half, intermission music 2 minutes and 18 seconds, dimmed lights, closed curtain, before the movie starts, lights out, and open curtain. For closing, 10 seconds before the "The End" disappear, the lights up, and curtain fully closed, post-credit exit music 4 minutes and 23 seconds. See more »
When Dr. Floyd is giving his speech during the debriefing, his hands are alternately (not) resting on the podium. See more »
I spent many a sleepless night after watching 2001. Not only because of the psychological horror (of which 2001 is a masterpiece) but also because of the way it brought me (a restless soul) some clarity to the way I observe the universe. It changed my way of thinking in a very profound way. And after reading the novel (by Arthur C. Clarke) I found myself once again inspired (a writer as I am) by the level of imagination.
The Space Odyssey is not something one can just "go and see". One has to be ready for it, or it cannot be understood. In fact I don't think it can be understood at all, at least not all of it at once. It is a philosophical journey to the infinite and beyond, a masterpiece of it's genre and still after 32 years technically quite impressive all the way to the powerful musical soundtrack featuring 'Also spracht Zarathustra' by Richard Strauss and 'Blue Danube' by Johann Strauss.
Take all the time you want, but eventually you are going to have to see this film. If it can bring some order and understanding to the universe of a struggling artist like me, it can certainly do it for you as well.
Or maybe I'm just plain crazy...
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