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Most thought-provoking Sci fi film of our time.

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When you go to Google and write 2001, the first suggestion to pop up will be this film's name. Well, even 200 will do! What I am trying to do is introduce you to a marvelous science fiction film, a milestone and virtuoso cinematic achievement that has not yet been outdone by any film in the same genre. There are some people who find Kubrick's vision far out of the world but I bet no one can get away with out being a little curious. But what is it about? 2001 is the journey or more appropriately it's the story of evolution. Yes, of course Humans are primarily involved in this. Arthur Clarke wrote this wonderful story but Kubrick made the story more indirect. That's the thing about 2001. It's this artistic approach, rather than the story itself, that has made this film ingenious. The look of the film itself is so incredible that you forget it's a film, and try to go with the flow. 2001 has pretty impressive visual effects and impossible-to-explain shots that still drop my jaw, and it's better than Computer generated visual effects. The attention to detail is undeniable even for the most casual person.

Kubrick and Clarke's 2001 is so ahead of it's time that people never understood it in 1968 and not even now! It's because just like I said the artistic approach is quite complex equipped with extreme slow pace and a confusing conclusion. But that's my point, the film isn't for those audiences that forget a film right after watching it, Kubrick wanted to make his audiences think and for that he gives us time even after the reel had ended. If you are willing to think over what message Kubrick has secretly concealed in 2001, you won't be disappointed. The film shows us where we have been, where we are and where we might be in the future, from Clarke's and Kubrick's perspective of course. The problem is that our 2001 hasn't turned out what Kubrick imagined it would be. If you notice, man had still not landed on the Moon when 2001 came out, but the film still showed giant space stations and stations on Moon's surface. Kubrick's epic starting scene made the piece of music called "Thus Spoke Zarathustra" extremely famous and is frequently used to capture the same feeling, whether the scale is small or large. I got serious goosebumps myself.

I know that opinions differ and not every one likes the same thing in this case that thing is a movie. But at least give this film one chance. In conclusion, sometimes it's important to respect a director's perspective, his vision and his achievement. Kubrick possesses all these three factors very richly. So, Escape into the world of Kubrick's interpretation of the human evolution, whether it's fact or fiction, the result of which is so dazzling that missing this film will be idiotic.

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Added by MithilVBhoras
6 years ago on 14 June 2012 15:31


Posted: 6 years ago at Jul 9 9:56
I have yet to see that film, I have heard a lot about it and have been planning lately to watch it but my life got in the way. Thanks for reminding me.

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