2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey ★★★★★

So I saw this in 70mm for the first time (it's also my first screening of it in a theatre, for starters).

I'll just say this: if a group of famous directors got together to produce a fantasy anthology version of 2001, David Lynch should and probably would direct the penultimate hotel sequence. It's right up his alley: constant referencing of abstract models through different art-forms; oppressive sound design that implies both death and rebirth; convincingly symbolic transformations of Keir Dullea, who performs his role as übermensch-to-be more than nicely; heck, the whole sequence feels like an overdone re-enactment of the Dawn of Man, so post-modern in the way it's presented that Lynch is the ideal man to re-render it. 2001: A Space Odyssey is, after all, the story of humans, sentient individuals incapable of understanding the cosmic horrors around them—yeah, I think that's Lynch's brand of horror right there.

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