2001 A Space Odyssey Movie Analysis
The film begins during the Pleistocene age, roughly two million years ago, when the Earth was experiencing a heavy drought, when all the mammals and man-apes were in a constant …show more content…
An original, commissioned musical score was abandon entirely, when during the editing process, the temporary classical music of Johann Strauss, György Ligeti, Aram Khachaturian, and Richard Strauss, sounded better. “The classical music chosen by Kubrick exists outside the action; it uplifts, it wants to be sublime, it brings a seriousness and transcendence to the visuals” (Ebert 2).
In essence, 2001 is about humankind’s destiny in the universe and the next stage of human evolution among the stars. The premises involves the first contact with an extraterrestrial monolith, but this is only the symbol for some advance alien race who never show themselves, leaving behind several black monoliths in key locations in our solar system (Moon and the orbit of Jupiter) as a calling card, an invitation, an alarm, and gateway to another realm across space and time. But the actual aliens themselves never make an appearance in the film or do