The Lord of the Rings
Note to self: Read this article about the movie tomorrw: ‘The most colossal movie production ever embarked on’.
Link via Garret.
Tonight, André and I went to see 2001: A Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick, which was being shown in the original version. Since I had not seen the movie before, we had to grab the opportunity – not many films are shown in English here, and especially not good ones. I’m already worried that I have to watch ‘The Lord of the Rings‘ in German…
Anyway, I’m still a bit confused about Kubrick’s film. I don’t know if I can make sense of anything that happens after Dave Bowman shut down HAL 9000. I guess I’ll have to watch the film again – at least I’ve read that you have to watch it more than once to make any sense of it.
However, I was very impressed by the accuracy and credibility of the scenes in space. Rotating space ships to create a force like gravity, realistic-looking scenes on the moon and in the spaceships. The last film I watched that had scenes in space was Armageddon. Yes, it was on TV the day after easter, and I didn’t have anything else to do, so I watched it. I couldn’t believe they really went to MIR in order to refuel their space craft. And there were icycles hanging around everywhere on the outside of MIR. Two questions: Where did the water come from, and what force made them freeze like that, without gravity? I could go on and on.
Da schaue ich doch lieber ein paar Stunden Space Night.