2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY Podcast – Films that Changed Cinema

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It is crazy wild ride here on Matthew Toffolo and Kierston Drier’s journey through space, time and cinematic history. Come hop in their flying saucer today as they zip around the science-fiction wonder that is 2001: A space Odyssey.

WATCH NOW – Original Movie Trailer.

The Dawn of Man – Watch the famous scene from the movie.

I’m Sorry Dave – Watch the famous scene from the movie.

Highlight from the PODCAST:

3 Reasons why this is one of the most influential films of all time:

1) Most influential film for future filmmakers and film talent. So much of 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY in future films.

– Elevated SCI-FI into the mainstream.

– Pioneer of visual effects

– The way filmmakers use music and score – epic

2) The Massive Scope

– Tells the entire evolution of man from limited apes to being taken over by artificial intelligence.

– If you look at the birth of cameras, and then motion camera (film) – this film was the peak of that creation.

– Let the visuals tell the story. using the visual medium. 142 minutes – only 20 minutes of dialogue

3) Birth of the blockbuster

– 12 million to make – grossed $190 million

Other notables:

– Oscar Winner for Best Visual Effects

Nominated for Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Art Direction

That’s it.

NO NOMINATIONS for Best Picture. Best Cinematography. Best Score. Best Sound Design.

 

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