Hi there bloggies, I’ve been seeing some post warning me of an A – Z Challenge and I was curious. I’ve seen this around before but have never participated, for some mad reason I thought I would give it a go.
So here I am.
My theme is the A-Z of Scifi moves, I’ve not given this a great deal of thought and I know of a number but I won’t lie there’s some I will struggle with. I hope you enjoy them!
T is for 2001
Right, now before you start – don’t start! 2001 is T and I won’t hear another word about it. This somewhat beautifully, terrifyingly constructed film starts on Earth when man is just apes and learns to use rudimentary tools.
It then swiftly moves to space in the year 2001. Dr Heywood Floyd is on his way to the Moon on government business under the cover story of a disease outbreak at the base at Clavius. The reality is something far more concerning. a monolith has been uncovered and no one knows it’s purpose. When the sun hit it, it emits a strong radio signal towards Jupiter.
The next part of the film focuses on the Discovery mission to Jupiter, another Monolith has been detected in orbit of the planet and the US government are keen to find out more. But things go horribly, wrong.
2001 is perhaps the most important Sci-Fi film like ever. Not only for the story and the way it was delivered but it was Stanley Kubricks first film. Conspiracy teorists use 2001 to explain how the Moon landings could be faked and the techniques used in 2001 led to the creation of Star Wars, Star Trek and other iconic films.
I won’t lie, it’s a hard watch. At the end you feel like you’ve been on humanity’s journey with it. You’ll either love it or hate it. It was almost Kubrick’s last film.
With T done that means U is next…
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