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Entertainment Geekly: '2001' in 2014 -- reimagining Kubrick's classic via 'Interstellar'

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EXT. THE DAWN OF TIME – DAY

A proto-human HOMINID kneels on the ground of the prehistoric Earth. Suddenly, a large shadow covers him. He looks up and sees a large rectangular MONOLITH.

A voiceover begins, British.

BRITISH VOICEOVER: The first recorded monolith appeared on Earth 4 million years ago, in the Pleistocene era.

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The 'Interstellar' plot set to '2001: A Space Odyssey' actually makes sense

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If someone has writen or spoken about Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, there’s a good chance a mention of Stanley Kubrick’s seminal 2001: A Space Odyssey is not far off. CutPrintFilm took the allusion one step further and mashed up the two films to show, unsurprisingly, that they have quite a bit in common.

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'Mad Men': Can you accept an optimistic, redemptive end for Don Draper?

The Monolith of 2001: A Space Odyssey is one of the most cryptic icons in all of pop culture. Back in the heat of the cultural conversation about the film, moviegoers wanting to crack the secrets of those sleek alien obelisks concerned themselves with many questions about their motive and influence. Do they mean to harm humanity or improve us? Do those who dare engage them flourish and prosper? Or do they digress and regress? To rephrase in the lexicon of Mad Men: Are these catalysts for evolutionary change subversive manipulators like Lou, advancing Peggy with responsibility and money just to trigger Don’s implosion, or are they benevolent fixers like Freddy, rescuing Don from self-destruction and nudging him forward with helpful life coaching? READ FULL STORY

Classic film posters, 'Toy Story'-style

You’re a film buff, right? Of course you are. But come on, you liked Toy Story. In fact, you loved it. Well, now there’s a chance for your childlike sense of wonder to bump shoulders with your cinephilia.

Graphic designer Jim Tuckwell, who lovingly calls himself a “whore of the arts and digital mercenary,” is the brains behind these pop culture gems. The posters take three classic movies – Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, Oliver Stone’s Platoon, and Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs – and give them a Toy Story spin. Now, Keir Dullea’s look of numinous awe from the cover of 2001 is transposed to Buzz Lightyear. Who would have thought that an action figure was capable of such fear and reverence? See the poster below!

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Fan releases Stanley Kubrick 'One-Point Perspective' supercut

American auteur director Stanley Kubrick, who helmed such films as 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, and Full Metal Jacket, is legendary among cinephiles for his unique, obsessively symmetrical imagery. And now, a fan has paid homage to the late icon’s visual style with a new supercut on Vimeo. The title,  “Kubrick: One-Point Perspective,” refers to the graphic terminology for a vanishing point that directly faces the viewer. One-point perspective, normally applied to painting and architecture, is a technique with which Kubrick was intimately familiar: he worked for years as a photographer for Look magazine before transitioning to filmmaking, and he famously modeled shots from the period piece Barry Lyndon on 18th-century paintings by artists like William Hogarth. The video sets a series of clips from Kubrick films to a rousing version of “Lux Aeterna” (best known to movie fans as the theme song from Darren Aaronofsky’s Requiem for a Dream), which captures the drama and intensity of many of the scenes depicted. Watch it below.

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