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Quinn’s review published on Letterboxd:
This review may contain spoilers.
Where do I even begin with this review?
2001: A Space Odyssey is without a doubt one of the finest masterpieces ever made in the 20th century. The iconic space opera directed and produced by the one of the most influential directors Stanley Kubrick delivered me in a whole new world. I'm just irked because Kubrick never received an Academy Award for directing but nevertheless, he won for his excellent visual effects at the 41st Oscars (c. 1969).
Many critics and viewers have cited this film as one of the earliest to give way for science fiction. This is my 4th film I've watched from him, and everyone certainly knows how much of a perfectionist he is to his craft. You couldn't deny his artistic approach and his great direction even if you don't like him. And can we talk about the framing? Oh dear. I am just magnified on how beautiful it looks like. And the last few minutes. I think it's intended if you get high. Even the use of music. Everything screams iconic.
And HAL 9000. What a calm type of villain.
"I'm sorry Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that."