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Keir & Gary :: 6 Reasons “2001: A Space Odyssey” Is The Most Important SciFi Film Of All Time
October 23, 2016
This video is from back in 2014, but Gary and Keir Dullea (Dave Bowman) talk to IGN about the reasons 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY is the most important SciFi film of all time. I’d have to say I agree with eveything they say. It still galls me how everyone keeps saying the most important film was George Lucas’ 1977 Star Wars. It wasn’t. Star Wars always has been more of an adventure film, while it has science fiction elements to it, it is still largely based on the Saturday morning serials that touches tangentially on the Joseph Campbell mythos of A Hero With A Thousand Faces. But if we judge which film had the most impact on the science fiction genre on a whole, 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY is by far THE most important film bar none.
Screenrant Names “2001: A Space Odyssey” Their #1
September 8, 2016
… most confusing film of all time. Not too surprising. They named other films such as Andrei Tarkovsky’s Solaris, Christopher Nolan’s Memento, and David Lynch’s Naked Lunch. Here’s what they had to say about Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece:
Along with the event images post before this one, I’ve added a new scan for the press section. This time it’s from the Australasia July 2016 edition of Empire magazine. Here they name their 50 greatest Sci-Fi moments. They chose as the number one greatest the HAL-9000 disconnection scene from 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. I’d have to say I completely agree with them. Their top ten was pretty impressive including the chestburster scene from Alien where Kane (John Hurt) gave bith, the Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer) dying scene from Blade Runner, both films directed by Ridley Scott. Number 5 was the final scene at the end of Franklin J. Schaffner’s Planet of the Apes where George Taylor (Charleton Heston) and Nova (Linda Harrison) find the ruined Statue of Liberty on the beach. They also named the Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) “Get away from her you bitch!” scene from James Cameron’s Aliens. Considering how great 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY is as a whole, I’m pretty impressed they chose the disconnection scene considering the stargate sequence, as well as the Dawn of Man opening and it’s iconic moment of the three million year jumpcut from the bone to the weapons platform. I’m including the write up in this post, but to see the scans, please click on any of the links below.
Discussion With Gary & Keir From 2015 for “2001: A Space Odyssey”
December 17, 2015
I just found this on that bastion of video…. And may I say it’s one of the best discussions I’ve had the pleasure to listen to on 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. The video was from a discussion held in England back in April of this year where Gary, Keir (Dave Bowman), scientist and astrophysicist Dr. Brian Cox, film historian Christopher Frayling and moderator Matthew Sweet talked about the film for the BFI (British Film Institute) film series. A fascinating talk where we get a more tunneled look into the film and Stanley Kubrick’s motivations, plus some interesting insights about Arthur C. Clarke’s view on the film. Here we get a little more from Gary on the filming of the movie, plus some of his storied tales of making the film and the aftermath. I love hearing Gary talk about his feelings on Stanley and the infamous “shut down” they had where Gary then came up with one of the best scenes in the film where Frank and Dave are in the pod discussing the shutdown of the HAL-9000 (Douglas Rain).
From 1987 :: Starlog 124 Scans
June 20, 2015
I have an article of Gary from 1987 with Starlog Magazine. Here Gary talks about his start in films, the impact of starring in the second STAR TREK pilot as Lt. Cmdr. Gary Mitchell, and making 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY with Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clark and his co-star Keir Dullea. You can find the transcription of the article [ here ].
From 1968 :: “2001: A Space Odyssey”
June 15, 2015
Gary played the part of Dr. Frank Poole in the classic science-fiction film 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY directed by the late Stanley Kubrick. For almost a half century, Gary as well as his co-star Keir Dullea have traveled all over the world discussing this groundbreaking film to amazed audiences. Critics and other filmmakers alike have praised Kubrick for his artistic prowess as well as his vision in depicting space as it should have been seen. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY has influenced many filmmakers such as George Lucas, Ridley Scott, Darren Aronofksy, David Lynch, Danny Boyle, Christopher Nolan, and many others who have used Kubrick’s style to fill their own films with similar production values. Both Gary and Keir attend conventions, special screenings and question and answer sessions discussing the making of the film. The film came from a novella called The Sentinel written by novelist Arthur C. Clark, however, Clark expanded this story to accommodate Kubrick’s vision. Ridley Scott’s production company have purchased the rights to Clark’s final book in the quatrology and are making a mini series based on the events that happened in 3001: Odyssey Four when the body of Frank Poole is retrieved in the future.