2001: A Summer Blockbuster


55 Responses to “2001: A Summer Blockbuster”

  1. info says:

    This looks exceptionally similar to “Space: 1999″…

    And did you get that “David” vibe from the protagonist closeup?

  2. Christopher says:

    Amazing. It’s like they took how I really feel watching 2001 and turned it into a trailer.

  3. Andrew Singleton says:

    Thank you. Now i can show this to my relatives and say to them: This is how this movie feels for me when I watch it.

  4. bang bang boom boom noise noise mindless mindless. Thankfully, Kubrick preferred Strauss and Khatchaturian…

  5. So full of win.  And I rewatched it for about the 5th time only last week.

  6. kiptw says:

    Looks pretty, but if it doesn’t have “O Fortuna” in it, I’ll stay home.

  7. Drabula says:

    It IS in 3D, isn’t it??

  8. Chesterfield says:

    I absolutely love the first 90% of that movie.

    • That last 10% was the psychedelic sequence, wasn’t it?

    • serpent says:

       That just means recreational drugs are not for you.

      • Antinous / Moderator says:

        My cousin and I went to see it when I was 10 and she was 11. My uncle picked us up at the theater afterwards and asked us what it was about. Uh, well, um….it was, um, well…

        • FrakSnark says:

          That nicely summarizes how my friends and I felt after seeing 2010: The Year We Make Contact in 1984 at a theater. Also 10 years old at the time. Admittedly an inferior movie, but it was nonetheless a strange combination of WTF and awe for such a young age.

  9. yupgiboy says:

    What’s with the Warner Brothers logo?

  10. Scurra says:

    It’s doomed, I tell you.  No A-list stars to headline?  No trendy popular beat combo to provide the music?  All the best one-liners all in the trailer already?  (No, wait, that happens with everything.)  It’ll be lucky to make its money back.

  11. brainflakes says:

    It’s like something out of a Hexstatic gig :)

  12. vonbobo says:

    wow! goosebumps! 


  13. Toxa says:

    Somewhat similar to the amazing trailer of “Love”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiYmAixzpMg

    “Love” is quite boring IMO, but evidently inspired on 2001.

  14. Evan Rappaport says:

    I think it just needs to be colorized orange and blue and I think you’ve got a hit.

  15. otherthings says:

    “This is how this movie feels for me when I watch it.”

    You feel paranoid and you can’t stop grinding your teeth? You feel like punching somebody? Help me out here.

  16. jerwin says:

    For those with slow bandwidth– it’s not worth watching in HD.

  17. jerwin says:

    It’s interesting how Kubrick discards his usual languid obsession with mise-en-scene for jump cuts and coverage. Good for him. I look forward to seeing the film.

    • niktemadur says:

      Man, then you should definitely check out “Barry Lyndon”, all swordfights and duels and shit.

      • Antinous / Moderator says:

        You forgot jiggling cleavage.

        • niktemadur says:

          The jiggling cleavage of Keira Knightley as Lady Bullington, and as Barry Lyndon… who else but the incomparable Nicholas Cage?
          As I recall, Ryan O’Neil didn’t allow a petty matter, such an authentic English accent, get in the way.

          Nick Cage should be copy-pasted into every movie ever, as an awesome form of protest.

  18. ackpht says:

    Entertaining for a trailer, but nothing at all like the film- fortunately!

    • niktemadur says:

      Yep, this gives the scent of:
      “2001: A Space Odyssey”, starring Nicholas Cage and Megan Fox, with a whiff of:
      “From the producers of (some box office flavor-of-the-month four years ago) comes the most thrilling ride of the millennium”.  With no mention whatsoever of the director.

  19. rrh says:

    Missing the BWAAP! And the shots at the beginning are straight cuts when they are contractually required to be fading in and out of black.

    (Reads other, favourable, comments)

    Wait, do you mean they might be … sincere?

  20. Jasonclock says:

    1:35 Keir Duella still has (had) one of the most amazing faces, ever. Also, 2nd “exile”‘s Ligeti comment above. Hear hear.

  21. chris jimson says:

    When I was a kid, and cable TV was still a new phenomenon, “2001: A Space Odyssey” came on HBO.  It blew my mind.  But my friends in Junior High were unimpressed.  “It was boring, nothing like Star Wars!”  

  22. yupgiboy says:

     Yeah, it was MGM. A real film geek would have put a “Cinerama 70 in selected theaters” logo at the end, too.

  23. Val Lindsay says:

    I love it for no other reason it shows how modern trailers destroy movies before you see them. Can’t we go back to the time of trailers like The Shining, please?

    • penguinchris says:

      In college (graduated 2008) I was part of the movie club, and we showed second-run movies every weekend on campus (we got the 35mm prints for cheap around the same time that the movies showed up in the cheap theaters). For three years my job was to put together the promo stuff for before the movie, including trailers for upcoming films.

      One year for Halloween we showed The Shining (a 35mm print!) and I was stunned when I found the trailer for it (even though I’d seen the film before). I was obsessed with movie trailers at that point because I was watching so many of them, and that one still blows me away.

      So I was really excited when that trailer was going to play before the previous two weeks worth of films. I went in the theater (actually a large lecture hall) to watch how people would react. I was disappointed though because I couldn’t tell if anybody even cared. But, then four or five times as many people showed up for The Shining than they did for most movies we showed so that was good.

  24. snagglepuss says:

    My god, it’s full of win.

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