2001, A Space Odyssey

2001, A Space Odyssey

DVD - 2001
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A science fiction film which moves from the pre-historic birth of intelligence toward the emergence of man as pure thought somewhere in the future.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2001
Edition: Digitally restored and remastered ed
ISBN: 9780790760117
0790760118
Branch Call Number: DVD TWO
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (148 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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publicenemy47
Jul 09, 2020

I think people forget this movie was made in 1967. I think this movie was ahead of its time Stanley Kubrick got some things right about the future.

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reginator_22
Jul 09, 2020

When you have to Google what things mean in the film, it's not good. The soundtrack is great but to me the film isn't as great. I struggle with what the story is about and the imagery. I guess I need a degree/PhD in astronomy. I wanted to like this movie more. The second half of the film got better but not by much to me.

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PDBurt
Feb 28, 2020

The cinema-photography and early caveman scenes in the first 10 minutes of this show were So Good, absolutely spectacular! and worth watching just for that, then it juts into the future and produces Nothing interesting. If you think this is an epic or visionary movie capturing the cosmic dimension of space travel then you must like people dressed in comically unappealing garb and settings of the early 1960's, classical and 50's ballroom dance music- a bunch of poindexters with less than sublime acting. The space shots were so slow with some kind of weird eerily repetative noises. Someone else in the house watched it and I thought the buzzer on the stove was going off but it was this movie's dumb sound effects. I can't believe this film was made only 5 years ago, more like 55 years ago from the looks of it; The wanna-be kalidiscopic images were like watching psychedyllic grass growing- / I suffered through it for a half hour, that's giving it a chance. What's brilliant about something that's not understandable?I didn't finish it.
Simply put: No plot, No action- Titanically Boring.

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howstupid
Jan 17, 2020

the most boring nonsense ever..

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bobcrackle1965
Dec 31, 2019

This is, to put it simply- the greatest movie ever made. it is a titanic work of sublime art and is timeless. It is one of the only movies that really captures the cosmic dimension so successfully. Kubricks greatest film.

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ghunt_4
Nov 10, 2019

Slow art project run am muck, to slow for many.
Interesting ideas

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Mickeymouse2020
Oct 24, 2019

This was a very brilliant movie even though I didn't understand it at first but really started to catch on and understand much more as I was watching it. Awesome film its a must see.

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Obsolete
Aug 13, 2019

I saw 2001 when it was originally released and quite obviously in 2019, 2001 is a bit further off.
This digital remasterization is superb, and the original movie is even better than I ever remembered it to be. Unlike many science fiction films, this work looks even better many years later. And what seemed long to many at the time almost flashes by.
The visual realization of the book is stunning. It is a chance to share a magnificent trip into a possible future journey.

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scribby
Jun 07, 2019

Gotta love the classics. The first great "serious" (whatever that means) sci-fi movie, this set the standard for all that followed. Epic? Yes. Detailed? Yes. Realistic? Yes, as far as was known in 1968, and barring the fact that technology developed in a different direction. Mysterious? Mythic? Yes, and yes. Pretentious? Full of questionable theories and obscure meanings? Yes, those too. Yet, despite those latter two, one of the greatest, most visually and aurally stunning movies ever made. The effects are still mind-blowing, and the soundtrack (of Richard Strauss, Johann Strauss, Khachaturian, and Ligeti) is still identified with outer space: "Aliens" re-used that Khachaturian theme, and of course everyone knows the Main Title. It doesn't really matter that the plot is so simple, or that we never built any of that stuff, or that every viewer has to decide what the ending is about. It's still "The Ultimate Trip" indeed.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
May 04, 2019

A visionary and epic movie made by Stanley Kubrick about extraterrestrials and space travel. I don’t want to spoil anything and I won't but allow me to give my opinion on this great movie. The soundtrack in this movie is beyond awesome since it uses monumental classics such as Richards Stausses famous “Also Sprach Zarathustra”. The plot is amazing and shocking with the effects of the movie nicely complimenting the story, whether they are in space or earth. I rate this movie 5/5 for these traits. I recommend this book to anyone interested in sci-fi movies or anyone who is a Kubrick fan. @selfhelpguru of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

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reginator_22
Jul 09, 2020

HAL: [on Dave's return to the ship, after he has killed the rest of the crew] Look Dave, 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.

Alcona_Lists Jun 23, 2014

Just what do you think you're doing, Dave?

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Monolith
Mar 19, 2012

Dave Bowman: Hello HAL. Do you read me HAL? HAL: Affirmative, Dave... I read you. Dave: Open the pod bay doors HAL. HAL: I'm sorry Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that. Dave: What's the problem? HAL: I think you know what the problem is just as well as I do. Dave: What are you talking about HAL? HAL: This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it. Dave: I don't know what you're talking about HAL. HAL: I know that you and Frank were planning to disconnect me, and I'm afraid that's something I cannot allow to happen. Dave: Where the hell did you get that idea, HAL? HAL: Dave, although you took very thorough precautions in the pod against my hearing you, I could see your lips move. Dave: Alright HAL. I'll go in through the emergency airlock. HAL: Without your space helmet, Dave? You're going to find that rather difficult. Dave: HAL, I won't argue with you anymore! Open the doors! HAL: Dave, this conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye.

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Monolith
Mar 19, 2012

HAL: "I am putting myself to the fullest possible use, which is all I think that any conscious entity can ever hope to do."

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Monolith
Mar 19, 2012

Dave: Hello, HAL. Do you read me HAL? HAL: Affirmative Dave... I read you. Dave: Open the pod bay doors, HAL. HAL: I'm sorry Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that. Dave: What's the problem? HAL: I think you know what the problem is just as well as I do. Dave: What are you talking about HAL? HAL: This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it. Dave: I don't know what you're talking about HAL. HAL: I know that you and Frank were planning to disconnect me, and I'm afraid that's something I cannot allow to happen. Dave: Where the hell did you get that idea, HAL? HAL: Dave, although you took very thorough precautions in the pod against my hearing you, I could see your lips move. Dave: Alright, HAL. I'll go in through the emergency airlock. HAL: Without your space helmet, Dave? You're going to find that rather difficult. Dave: HAL, I won't argue with you anymore! Open the doors! HAL: Dave, this conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye.

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Monolith
Mar 19, 2012

HAL: "I am putting myself to the fullest possible use... which is all I think that any conscious entity can ever hope to do."

johnmarkeberhart Apr 07, 2011

"My mind is going ... I can feel it."

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DavidB
Feb 06, 2009

Dave? ... What are you doing Dave?

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codylink
Oct 26, 2009

Can I rate it less that 1/2 of a star?

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jabey
Jun 27, 2008

Mankind finds a mysterious, obviously artificial, artifact buried on the moon and, with the intelligent computer HAL, sets off on a quest.

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reginator_22
Jul 09, 2020

Violence: Animal violence

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AMerr22
Nov 11, 2017

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Some scenes of peril

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