2001: A Space Odyssey (55:48)
Zarathustra! Whatever that means! Yup, the 74th T100P podcast sees us trying our simple-minded best to unlock the puzzling mysteries of Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi art film. Apes, A.I. and awe-inspiring F/X. This one still amazes. Check out our rave review!
Rotten Tomatoes reviews of 2001
Explanations of the front-screen projection photography and the slit-scan visual effects
Links to: Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood and Douglas Rain and Arthur C. Clarke
1968 Academy Award winners and nominees
Box Office Mojo’s Top 300 Adjusted For Inflation
Sight & Sound 2012 poll of critics and directors
Links to: Spartacus and Dr. Strangelove and Planet Of The Apes and The Shining
YouTube links: Centrifuge gravity-defying scenes and “Open the pod bay doors, HAL” and the slit-scan stargate sequence
Next week on the T100P: Midnight Cowboy
One thought on “2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)”
Hello Ryan and Bev,
untimely comment here.
I enjoyed this podcast. I especially liked how you referenced the way in which we are not really meant to understand the ending completely. Our comprenhension is relative and there just isn’t any way for us to fully understand what might be beyond our own senses and awareness. Such a great jumping off point when comtemplating the mysteries of the universe!
One thing I always thought that was part of the story was that the monolith had a way of “nudging” humanity, or those who touch it, forward to the next challenge – ie: build tools, create AI, become the starchild. Perhaps it was a race between HAL and the humans to get to Jupitor
Interestingly Bev, there is a picture of you touching the monolith at the Kubrick exhibit. Was there anything awakening in you Miss MonkeyBrain? BTW your hair looks stunning in that picture. Maybe you had just had it done that day. 🙂