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Old January 7 2013, 05:22 PM   #49
Asbo Zaprudder
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Re: 2001 on the Big Screen

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It's kind of amazing, in the current social climate, to think that there's a big-budget, epic movie like this that can only be best appreciated on the big screen-- and it has absolutely no violence or corruption whatsoever.
Absolutely no violence?
Okay, there's some stylized anthropoid violence at the beginning, set to classical music, and Frank Poole getting run over by a pod, mostly off-screen. Let's say practically no violence. Certainly nothing to satisfy the bloodlust of the contemporary audience.
... plus the three guys suffocated in cryosleep (Victor Kaminski, Peter Whitehead, and Charles Hunter, IIRC).

In the book, I think the star child makes some orbiting nukes explode or some such, but whether anyone dies as a result is not stated.
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