2001: A Space Odyssey

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  • 2001 Space Odyssey Film Analysis

    Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey is a tour de force of filmmaking, and unquestionably, one of the all-time best science fiction films ever made. Kubrick takes the audiences from the dawn of mankind to the farthest region of outer space, he skillfully orchestrates every scene for us to ponder on, to question, to fathom, with meticulous and yet, casual detail that explodes visually upon our senses by the sheer scope of imagery. Critics and audiences, past and present, considered this to be one of Kubrick best films, and without a doubt, it is one of the most mind-binding film ever created. There is no other film quite like this and no film has come close to its grandeur in cinematography and wonderment of our very existence.…

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  • 2001 Space Odyssey

    The 1968 film 2001 Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick is an intense piece of work that frustrates and questions the audience due to the perplexing storyline. It is highly regarded as a film that accurately portrays space, has incredible special effects, and obscure concepts. Technology, in the artificial intelligence form, plays a prominent role in this film due to the futuristic elements of space, themes of existentialism, and evolution. HAL 9000 is introduced in the film as one of the most…

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  • 2001 Space Odyssey Book Vs Movie Essay

    2001: a space odyssey is a science-fiction novel published in 1968, written by Arthur C. Clarke and a science-fiction film released in (the same year as the novel) 1968, and directed by Stanley Kubrick. The following are all the differences I noticed while watching the film; No narration: I feel there should have been at least some narration in the beginning, so people can better grasp what is happening (i watched this film with my mother, who hasn't read the book, and i had to explain some…

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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey And The Odyssey

    2001 A Space Odyssey and the Odyssey have many similarities. The Ancient Greeks at the time of the Odyssey were wanting to keep themselves separated from the “barbarians”. The Greeks wanted to become more civilized during this time of discovery and exploration Homer portrays the beasts/peoples in the Odyssey as uncivilized and puts them in the same class as the civilized Greeks. An example of this is the Cyclops. The Cyclops is a pastoral nomad that goes against the customs of hospitality…

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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    the events of their youth, the young generation of the sixties developed an increasingly negative and cynical outlook on mankind and the future of the world. In this paper I will examine the film 2001: A Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick, the song “In The Year 2525” by Zager & Evans, and public opinion polling data on the United States’ involvement in Vietnam to further examine this hypothesis.…

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  • 2001 A Space Odyssey

    the thing that makes human’s dream become real. Many children have been fascinated by space, from Star Wars to Star Trek and wondered about space travel. In the movie “ 2001: A Space Odyssey,” it was described that people who were not an astronaut had meal and went to the lavatory in space ship. People at the time of the movie did not believe that space travel became real, but nowadays, people who are not astronaut can go to space travel. Thanks to the development in the field of aerospace…

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  • 2001 Space Odyssey Analysis

    One day, David Bowie watched “2001: A Space Odyssey” while stoned, and was inspired to write a song titled “ Space Oddity,” a song about an astronaut named Major Tom who is lost in space. The song was released days before the first moon landing and became an instant hit. Even though he got recognition for that song, David Bowie set out to have his named recognized. Bowie took inspirations from Iggy Pop and Lou Reed and would incorporate it onto his own image. In an interview he stated that he…

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  • 2001 A Space Odyssey Analysis

    original score from Alex North, he used classical recordings as a temporary track while editing the film, and they worked so well that he kept them. This was a crucial decision. North's score, which is available on a recording, is a good job of film composition, but would have been wrong for “2001" because, like all scores, it attempts to underline the action -- to give us emotional cues. The classical music chosen by Kubrick exists outside the action. It uplifts. It wants to be sublime; it…

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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey: An Analysis

    Survival, the security of life, is the basic instinct of all creatures. A chameleon camouflages to survive, a porcupine flares its needles to survive, and an artificial intelligence learns to survive. In Stanley Kubrick’s, 2001: A Space Odyssey, HAL 9000, the computer program running the ship, becomes fearful and even hateful of humans once he discovers that the astronauts on board plan to shut him down. He attempts to eradicate them, but to no avail. A.I.s such as this one are being developed…

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  • 2001 A Space Odyssey: Movie Analysis

    whole books have been published by various authors on their speculations as to the meaning of the symbolism contained in Stanley Kubrick’s recondite, enigmatic, philosophical, science fiction epic 2001: A Space Odyssey. Most obviously from the title, much of the symbolism is derived from Homer’s The Illiad and The Odyssey. Other authors theorize that the film is an allegory to Arthur Clarke’s (novelist of the literary version of the film and co-writer of the script) theory that man and machine…

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