Friday, April 18, 2014

2001: A Space Odyssey Commentary

I just watched 2001: A Space Odyssey, again on  Blu-ray, with the commentary from lead actors Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood.  The movie leaves most watchers with a lot questions like "What the heck was that big black box thing?," and "What happened at the end when that astronaut guy saw a bunch of streaky lights whooshing past him?," and "Why did he grow into an old man and then become a giant baby?"  The commentary endeavors to answers some of these questions as the actors offer their opinions regarding how they interpreted the story.  If you're a fan of the movie I highly recommend that you check it out.  There are a lot of other great extras on the Blu-ray including a rare audio only interview with Stanley Kubrick.  It's the first time I've heard his voice.  He has a New York accent.  I had thought that he was from England because he had lived there for so long.  It's too bad that Kubrick himself never provided commentary to help shed more light on this classic film.  He is a fascinating person with a brilliant career.

Here is one of the videos included in the extras. It's great stuff.

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Dolittle Trailer

Not sure what to make of this.