Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Death Takes the Ultimate Trip
Give Me Your Answers Do
Arthur C. Clarke 1917-2008
The co-author of one of the greatest achievements in cinema history (if not the greatest), 2001: A Space Odyssey, passed away yesterday at the age of 90. Read more about him and his foundation here.
He didn't die as much as evolve into his next lifeform.
I found a great quote from Clarke concerning the film: "If you understood 2001 completely, we failed. We wanted to raise more questions than we answered."
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good, i didn't get the movie so i feel smart now
Nice blog. I found it by searching for other reviews of 'The Changeling'.
"If you understood 2001 completely, we failed. We wanted to raise more questions than we answered."
Isn't this like the definition of pretentious? I've always thought that about Space Odyssey, that there is not supposed to be any concise answer or message. But that doesn't make the message profound to me. It just makes the movie kind of annoying.
To me, Kubrick was a masterful cinematographer and director, but the messages of his movies are not always particularly profound. Just as it is easy to shoot a lot of random footage and put together seeming coherence out of it, one can make a movie without any intentional motif but then survey messages and symbolism in retrospect.
Any reason you think this could be the best movie of all time? I agree it is good and significant, but what else is up there on your list?
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