BP’s Top 100 Challenge #3: 2001: A Space Odyssey, by Sarah Brinks

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  1. Beth says:

    I had the same reaction the first time I saw this film (at home on my basement TV), but then a few years after that I had the chance to see it in the theater, and went because “why not.” The theater experience was muuch better, and I didn’t find the slow parts as dull because the visuals were so captivating. Now I have no interest in seeing it ever again unless it’s in the theater, because I know I’ll be bored – so that said, if you ever get the chance to see it on a gigantic screen, you should consider it! It at the very least helped me understand more of the love for it.

    • Sarah Brinks says:

      That’s good to know Beth. I could see it being a very different experiencing in the theater with the big screen and immersive sound. I’ll have to keep my eye open for a screening and see if I like it more then.

  2. Omar Ferrer says:

    As far as I remember, story goes that Arthur C. Clarke was contacted to write the movie, and while he was doing it, he liked the plot idea so much that he wrote the book in parallel.
    The book clears out a lot of what all of this is about, and provides some sense of purpose for the unknown, that is clearing out at least that the monoliths are means for evolution. The final sequence with Bowman traveling inside the monolith is also more detailed in terms of plot development.
    Reading the book will detract from the ability to interpret the movie freely, but it is as mind bending as you could make it, I strongly recommend it.

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