Today I finished watching 2001 Space Odyssey . I say today because it took me two days to digest all those amazing scenes.
I wish every architect would have his imagination and perception of space making. So far from his movies such as Clockwork Orange and Shining , I have accepted his genius in interior design. The amazing hotel ballroom, creepy hotel rooms, beautiful neon kitchen decorations, creepy houses of murder…
Have you ever thought how considerably rules of architecture would change if the sense of gravity did not exist?? Well Kubrick has! It is not only about floating in the space. In fact it is about a new sense of architectural space. The scene where the hostess is serving the pilots, she walks to the ceiling in order to go to the main kabin because it is upsidedown. That is where it really hit me. We space designers are so lucky to have the gravity. It would have been so much more difficult to at least decide where the floor is.
The technology predictions are all very nice especially because everything is mechanical with lots of buttons.
I wish every musician would have Kubrick’s compositional skills. 2001 Space Odyssey is like a musical made for famous symphonies. A futuristic opera.!
Every scene is so carefully harmonized with the spectacular music.I have never felt that symphonies fit so perfectly with space…
Of course because the feeling classical music gives you is ”infinity”. You can imagine absolutely ”anything” listening to a concerto. Space Odyssey 2001 takes the advantage to compliment to the musical pieces. It emphasizes the pieces(opus), rather than shouting out the point of the movie.
It is like life.. If you flow with it, you will have the best of it.
The elegancy of the spacecrafts, dancing planets and singing buttons… 2001 Space Odyssey is BEAUTIFUL . I feel like I could watch the harmony of music,imagination and visual feast over and over and over again.