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2001: A Space Odyssey

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I just watched this movie yesterday in its entirety for the first time in a very long while. I enjoyed very much, even though my brother thought it was monotonous, boring, and pointless.

 

What do you all think about the movie?

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I watched it a while ago and thought it was very good. (am i thinking of the same thing a big gold space ship????)

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It's a fantastic movie; the cinematography was (and remains) astonishing in its scope.

 

I can't watch it more than twice in one decade though or it gets monotonous ;)

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Sayonara³ said in post #5 :

in one decade though or it gets monotonous ;)

 

the same could be said of just about any movie....with special exceptions to the rule

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Then again, you haven't seen it so you have no idea how mind-numbingly boring it can be if you're not in the right mood (or don't like strings).

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a good point

 

 

but if someone like you says a science movie is boring, you know there's something wrong with it

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Did you catch it on dvd? vcd? or video tape? How did you get it? Well, i have never seen the movie. care to tell me about it?

 

ask you people something... Have mankind landed on mars before? I've seen several documentaries and they have fantastic landscape scenary and view of mars... saying she is like Grand Canyon and stuff.So, what planets and moon have human landed? I am sure they landed on the moon. What about venus???

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but if someone like you says a science movie is boring, you know there's something wrong with it

 

Its an interesting experience, especially if you have your sound jacked way up. It has a lot of classical music, and some pink-floyd like sounds. However, scenes are very long and drawn out, without much dialog and action. For instance, there is a 3 minute scene of someone in a spacesuit maneuvering toward an antenna.

 

I enjoyed it very much though, but as sayo said. Once every decade is enough :)

 

Gene: Humans personally have never been to mars. We've sent rovers and such. We've been on the moon, but thats it.

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Going to Venus would be a spectacularly bad plan.

 

People said that about going to the moon too. Perhaps one day we will find ourselves on venus as well. (Though i must admit right now it does seem a rather bad idea)

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Even if we had the technology to safely visit, it would still be a spectacularly bad plan.

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2001 is a fantastic movie. its cinematography is fantastic and the scenes though drawn out are great because they look so astounding. it probably contains some of the best special effects in movies, i think especially for its time. however, i think kubrick's a clockwork orange is a better movie. its quite graphic but its a pretty amazing thing. the book is quite good as well

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Sayo: Why do you say going to venus is a bad plan?

Because of the heat??? or what?

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No, it's not just the heat.

 

The atmosphere is thick CO2 with clouds of powerful sulphuric acid.

The temperature on a good day is 450°C, and the atmospheric pressure is about 0.65 tons per square inch - crushingly high compared to atmospheric pressure on Earth (calculated at sea level) which is equal to 14.7 pounds per square inch.

The very surface of the planet emits powerful microwave radiation.

 

There's also some evidence of electrical storms in the atmosphere and volcanic violence.

 

Every lander that has arrived on Venus has been destroyed almost immediately. Most survive a few seconds, the longest-lived lasted just 127 minutes before falling apart.

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VEnus sure is vicious. :x

 

You mean these people die of posioning? or mutations in the body caused by the microwave radiation???

 

Even all the protection didn't help?

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Oh. you mean those machines that are set to land on venus? but control from humans on earth?

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HAL: I honestly think you ought to calm down; take a stress pill and think things over.

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

I used to see it at least once a year. I must have seen the thing at Least 10 times. The concepts, symbolism, sets, visuals are still wild,and trippy.

 

 

Kubrick's best...just maybe.

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It's about an ancient monolith discovered on the moon, and a mission to Jupiter to determine its origin - a mission that is put in jeopardy by the ship's computer.

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