Three recent flicks

2001: A Space Odyssey, in 35 mm in a big theater on a big screen. The visuals are so much more immersive on a big screen. But the audio, oh my. Kubrick has a way of saying "you're supposed to feel tense right now".

(Side note on futurism. Commercial fight to space station? Perhaps a bit off in time frame. A commercial flight with a shit ton of empty seats? Yeah, right.)

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, digital restoration, same big old theater. With 2001, this movie is part of a 50 year celebration for the theater. This was the first film ever shown here back in 1963. Mad^4 needs to be on the "best car movie" list. Perhaps not a top ten, but up there close. They drove the piss out of those machines. There was a ton of stuff that would have destroyed modern cars.

Twelve Years a Slave. One of the best films I have ever seen. Since I've been on a Kubrick binge, there's a comparison I would make. Like Kubrick, McQueen is not afraid to linger on a scene or a shot, to allow the viewer to inhabit the time and space. Not everything has to move the plot along, to satiate the appetite of a short attention span audience.

- mark 11-24-2013 6:49 am

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