2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey ★★★★★

Saw at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre! I was on standby and an amazing man came by with an extra ticket and made my life. Chris Nolan introduced the film saying something close to "it's not like Kubrick broke the rules, it's as if he never ackowledged that anyone thought there were any." I feel that way about this movie, it is so utterly different and fucking amazing I can die happy knowing I saw it twice in 70mm. Completely different experience than NYC a couple of weeks ago, people were laughing a lot. I had never fully experienced 2001 that way. The banality of the characters became much more humorous (especially when playing off of HAL). I had fun laughing at humans fighting over their big watering holes in space this time, when it had only really felt stressful before. Huge change.

Also during intermission I locked eyes with Edgar Wright walking towards the bathroom, almost pissed my pants.

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