Movies of the '60s

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2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) IMDb logo

with Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, and William Sylvester

directed by Stanley Kubrick

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Posted by Drsteve at 6:15 am (PDT) on Mon August 25, 2014   
2010 was a completely different animal from 2001.  (Movies as well as the years, we'll stick to the movies here.)  One asked questions, the other provided answers.  One good for an enjoyable story-as-a-story, the other to make you find the story.

I remember going to 2001 when it first opened.  Largest movie palace in Philly.  Reserved seating (with assigned seating!).  I was about 12.  It blew me away.  I think I drove my parents (and brother) crazy, talking about it the ENTIRE drive home.  "It could be [this].  Maybe [this] was [that].  And what was [the other]?"

And Ligeti is one of the most fascinating composers of our era.  Can't say I understand a lot of it (check out "Metronones"), but some is quite etherial.
Posted by Nubium at 10:33 am (PDT) on Thu June 12, 2014   
I remember this movie from the beginning to the end, and understood the entire story. For an explanation go to http://www.rogerebert.com/rogers-journal/2001-the-monolith-and-the-message
Posted by Wingslinger at 6:44 pm (PDT) on Tue March 25, 2014   
I remember the Mad Magazine version at the time:  "201 Minutes of a Space Idiocy."  "2010" was much better in that it tied up much of the loose ends.  The end of "2001" just pissed a lot of people off.
Posted by packratjohn at 7:10 pm (PDT) on Thu May 12, 2011   
Greatest Sci-Fi ever made. Very expensive at the time, around 10 million to produce. I first saw it as a new release at a Drive-in in Florida in 68. They said Planet of the Apes won best costume because the judges didn't realize the 2001 apes weren't really apes!

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