2001: A Space Odyssey


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What if 2001: A Space Odyssey were promoted as "a modern summer blockbuster?" This newly-edited trailer, using footage from the movie, makes me want to see it again, even though I wasn't that impressed with it in 1968. For comparison, here's the original trailer.  -via Metafilter

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A funny item about this great movie is that it was almost pulled from theatres from lack of sales until the drug scene happened upon it and it gained interest.
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I saw this movie when I was in my early 20s and just didn't get it. Watched it again 20 years later and was really wowed. And no, I wasn't drugged up at the time. ;-)
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It's a dull recut regardless but the internet is full of those.

What pisses me off is that after 20 years of creating original material, artwork, animation, film, a novel, a comic and much much more: After begging Neatorama to show my work over and over again and give me a foothold, a slim chance of getting it seen by someone outside of my own family- They post some idiot's poorly constructed edit of shots from 2001 to music.

If anyone reading this has ever wondered why Hollywood seems out of ideas, if anyone hates the heap of remakes and idiotic repetitious bull that constitutes art and entertainment these days, the above is your answer. My life's work is online for you to see. But you won't see it. I'll likely dwell in obscurity for life. All because your god damn aggregator sites would rather show you crap with no original content whatsoever beyond the unaesthetic conglomeration of things you've seen before. I could make films that would blow your minds. I never will, because this worthless drivel is all that gets seen and all that gets funded.

You people deserve the mindless remakes you've condemned yourselves to.
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