At the Movies: 2001: A Space Odyssey
Even though we have passed its futuristic date and the international space station is much smaller than director Stanley Kubrick envisioned (and still not complete), 2001: A Space Odyssey remains an influential landmark in film history. We'll watch this important film and, in keeping with the spirit of this lesson, examine it as a catalog of compositional techniques.
Watch 2001 while thinking about the following questions. As you watch, jot down notes (hit the pause button and you won't miss anything) so you don't forget any of the important observations that you'd like to share with your classmates.
Please post your responses to the following questions on the class message board.