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2001: A Space Odyssey
by Arthur C. Clarke (1968)
2001: A Space Odyssey

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Posted by packratjohn at 2:10 pm (PST) on Sun February 25, 2018   
2001 is my all-time favorite film, period. It opened at a drive-in in Jacksonville and we never considered not seeing it. Still watch it once a year or so. 1968, quite a way before CGI.
Posted by Bob Matthews at 9:31 am (PST) on Tue January 2, 2018   
Was the original release in Cinerama? I saw it at a specific first-run Manhattan movie theater because it was advertised in super wide-screen only there on the East Coast. I think it was Cinerama but can't be sure if that was the widescreen process.

I also have the original "Playbook" that I paid an extra dollar or two for which included a lot of technical information. It's around somewhere but good luck finding it.

Was a science fiction fan in those days and so naturally loved the movie. It didn't drag for me at all.
Posted by CJ at 7:41 am (PST) on Sun November 6, 2016   
I too, felt it was a slow and tedious movie. Just as bad "Star Trek the Movie" when they spent all that time showing the visuals of Vger while they were being pulled in by the tracter beam.
Posted by Wingslinger at 8:16 pm (PDT) on Sat November 5, 2016   
Didn't sit through 2001 until four days before 2010 came out in 1984.  Man, was I thrilled and elated to learn Kubrick had nothing to do with the sequel!  2010 was great; 2001 was an ordeal that literally had no ending.
Posted by Wingslinger at 8:12 pm (PDT) on Sat November 5, 2016   
"201 Minutes of a Space Idiocy," featuring Fred Flintstone.  Still have that issue somewhere in storage...
Posted by KennyR at 7:51 pm (PDT) on Fri October 14, 2016   
Was an excellent read. Even the Mad Magazine version. Found the movie kind of slow.
Posted by Ray Scharf at 3:55 pm (PST) on Sun March 2, 2014   
Remember standing in line for an hour to see this movie.
Posted by Dai Kornberg at 8:29 pm (PDT) on Tue April 23, 2013   
One of my all-time favorites; the ending sequence where Bowman is reborn is...awe inspiring...
Posted by Curd Hos at 10:35 am (PDT) on Sat October 9, 2010   
Very good movie so is the sequel - 2010

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