A little more than a year ago I had the chance to see 2001: A Space Odyssey for the first time. Lucky for me, it was in a theater and in 70mm. I was blown away by the film. Last night I got to see 2001 for the second time. It was in a theater with a 35mm print.
I didn’t expect this happen, but the film was even better the second time around. A year was the perfect time between seeing the movie again.
Knowing where the plot goes and the key scenes allowed me to instead focus on the small details of the film. The music. The visuals. The camera movement. The pacing. The special effects. They’re all superb. I have a new appreciation for 2001: A Space Odyssey, and it’s even more cemented in my mind as one of the all-time great films.
In the world of modern cinema with rapid cuts, overused CGI, and no silence, 2001: A Space Odyssey was breath of fresh air.