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Vision of a Future Passed: The Prophecy of 2001 (2007)

In 2001: A Space Odyssey, Stanley Kubrick showed us what the future might look like. How true was his vision? This documentary employs interviews with filmmakers, screenwriters and authors ... See full summary »

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In 2001: A Space Odyssey, Stanley Kubrick showed us what the future might look like. How true was his vision? This documentary employs interviews with filmmakers, screenwriters and authors - including Arthur C. Clarke - to delve deep into the heart of the film's imagined future and determine the extent to which Kubrick and Clarke's vision predicted a world of fantasy - or today's reality. Written by Anonymous

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This documentary is featured on the Two-Disc Special Edition DVD, Blu-Ray disc & HD-DVD's for 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), released in October 2007. See more »

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The Predictions of 2001
17 May 2016 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Vision of a Future Passed: The Prophecy of 2001 (2007)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

William Friedkin, Roger Ebert, Arthur C. Clarke, John Baxter, Dennis Muren, David Hughes, Paul Duncan, Dan O'Bannon, Douglas Trumbull and Sydney Pollack are among the people interviewed for this featurette that takes a look at Kubrick's 2001 and talks about what it got correct and not so correct about the future it was predicting.

This is an extremely fun piece because it really gives you a great reminder that Kubrick was pretty much making everything up on his own and he really didn't have a blueprint for space or whatever future technology comes along. The people interviewed are certainly very entertaining as they discuss things about the look of space, computers and even something like HAL taking over. If you're a fan of the film you'll enjoy hearing about the various theories brought up in the film and the question is asked why didn't we do more with the space program by the time 2001 came along.


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