Hosted by Remi Lavictoire, Ian Fults and Jonathan Colbon
This week on The Sci-Fi Movie Podcast, Rem, Jonathan and Ian review “2001: A Space Odyssey” from 1968 and directed by Stanley Kubrick. This is the second Kubrick film we’ve reviewed, and we were interested to find similarities between “2001” and “A Clockwork Orange”, particularly regarding pace, music and set design. Whether you loved it, hated it, or fell asleep during it, we’ll have a lively discussion of the ‘Godfather’ of Sci-Fi Movies.
“2001: A Space Odyssey” is widely considered the most important Sci-Fi Move every made and we’re inclined to agree. With a story co-created by Arthur C. Clarke, ‘2001’ is a sweeping story of Humanity, Evolution and hints (not so subtly) as to where technology may go in our future. Most of the visual effects are still quite watchable today and the story has a timeless quality that we and future generations can still enjoy. ‘2001’ was, is, and will continue to be a source of inspiration for movie makers for years to come.
As we observed in our review in “A Clockwork Orange”, Kubrick makes longer films with alot of stationary camera shots. Rem and Jonathan found the movie slow and boring, while Ian loved it.
We consider “2001: A Space Odyssey” to be one of the most important Sci-Fi Movies ever made, and is necessary viewing for any fan of Science Fiction. Be warned, though, it’s slow and at times hard to understand. You may end up with more questions than answers. If you want to inspire wonder and thought provoking conversations, this is the film for you. On the other hand, if you want something light and fluffy, go watch ‘Armageddon‘.
2001: The Making of a Myth
Jonathan’s reference to a ‘McGuffin‘
Sci Fi Movie Podcast 2001 A Space Odyssey