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2001 A Space Odyssey

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by karkus30, Aug 15, 2002.

  1. karkus30

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    Posted this on the PJ Forum, but no takers. Anyone have an opinion?

    Not sure where to post this one. Played 2001 through my PJ, for the first time last night and was a bit disappointed with the results. All the other films played over the last few nights have been very impressive. This is probably a difficult film for a PJ set up, but has anyone else had problems ? For the record I am using a Sanyo PLV30, Owl screen, Philips 962 using prog scan outputs through Chord cables. The DVD is region 2.

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  2. mcmullanbrush

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    I have the film but have yet to watch it on my projector.

    What are the specific problems you are having?
     
  3. karkus30

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    During the monkey scene, there are several out of focus shots, not miles out, but enough to be distracting. Space shots loose detail ( this would be expected ). Inside the space station, where the background is brightly lit, features seem pixellated and grainy, particularly during the scene in the boardroom, where the presenter looks terrible against the background. I stopped at this point as it was all getting a bit distracting.

    Films watched recently LOTR, Gladiator and Titan AE have no problems at all.
     
  4. Sinzer

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    This is simply due to the way the film was shot. I watched 2001 at my local IMAX (blew my mind!!!!!) and everything was out of focus (especially bad with the monkeys) and there were some scenes where the film grain was screwed.

    The larger you blow up the image the worse it gets it seems, however with the speakers cranked up it was amazing.

    It is not your copy or the projector :)
     
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    Ah happiness :) :) :D



    Thanks for that, was beginning to wonder what else was going to look bad.
     
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    I actually gave this DVD away as it was so poor and new id never watch it again.
     
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    lol @2001...

    It's really odd film - only for super creative types :)

    I mean, really, how many people like watching circa 20 mins of monkey's without any voice over at all?!

    lol...

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    people do it all the time...............22 monkeys and a ball.

    Its a space opera, back in 1968 they had no digital effects it was all done with models and matte, when this came out sci fi was still about giant spiders, ants etc.

    My wife thinks its boring, but she likes watching 22 monkeys in tutus so what does she know? ;)
     
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    "This is simply due to the way the film was shot. I watched 2001 at my local IMAX (blew my mind!!!!!) and everything was out of focus (especially bad with the monkeys) and there were some scenes where the film grain was screwed."

    . . . :rolleyes: . . .

    ...while you may very well have seen a bad (35mm!!!) copy - or, just as likely or even more likely, a badly projected copy - of "2001" at your local IMAX, you may rest assured that whatever faults you found most emphatically are not, repeat not, "due to the way the film was shot"... (in)famously anal retentive pedantic perfectionist Stanley Kubrick would never have let that pass...

    (signed) Doddering Old Codger - Who Saw The Shot-Entirely-On-Wide-Gauge Stock "2001" Waaay Back In 1968 When It Was NEW, In London's CINERAMA Theatre, Projected On The VERY LARGE Screen, Looking Absolutely STUNNING In Glorious Couldn't-Be-Sharper 70mm...

    . . . sigh...

    . . . :eek: . . .
     
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    Wish I could have been there. Saw it at the local cinema when I was eight, that was startling enough.
     
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    I apologise to Mr. Kubrick, RIP. In my young mind I merely thought it was that old skool technology fault, but I agree with what you say and it is likely due to the way the film was transferred or degraded over time.
     
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    Douglas Trumbull, the special effects supervisor for Stanley Kubrick on 2001: A Space Odyssey, is making a documentary about the making of ‘2001: A Space Odyssey', that really tells not just the technical story but the human story, the personal story, the experiences of people who interacted with Kubrick that is really true to the style and look of 2001: A Space Odyssey.



    Trailer - Beyond the Infinite: The Making of A Masterpiece

     
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    Still top 3 scifi ever made - close encounters etc coming in close. Very few movies so brilliantly crafted,
     
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    As you may have gathered it is due to the print used and the quality of the transfer.
     
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    A thread from the paleolithic period, when people only had DVDs to watch on their projector.

    :throws bone which turns into remote control:
     
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    - In late 2010 Warner Bros cancelled Trumbull's project


    - Also they recovered an additional 17mins footage cut from the 2001: A Space Odyssey premiere, did the footage ever get released?
     
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    In 1964 director Stanely Kubrick sent Arthur C. Clarke a letter asking to meet with him to discuss a potential film adaptation of his novel 2001: A Space Odyssey. This is the letter that got everything rolling on the film project. Four years later in 1968 the classic sci-fi movie was released.

    Clarke replied almost immediately expressing an interesting in working with Kubrick, and just a few weeks later the pair met in New York. Clarke would eventually offer up his short story "The Sentinel" as source material for a new film, and four years later 2001 was born out of their close collaboration.
     

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