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In Reply to: RE: Get over yourself. posted by Mike K on July 18, 2020 at 08:20:48
I remember seeing it in the Cinerama theater when I was about 12 years old. My friend's mom took us to see it as part his birthday party.
My highschool psychology teacher owned several movie theaters, and it was playing at one of his theaters for a very long time. He gave any students who wanted to see it a signed note for admission. I was 17 and took my 15 year old girlfriend to see it, and my teacher was standing out front collecting the notes and handing out tickets. I guess he wanted to see who actually went! Saw the film at least two or three more times at theaters over the years. Jeeze, that evening will be 50 years ago later this year!
back in 1972, I remember it well as it was one of those things I did without a parent around (me and a cousin went downtown to watch it).
Most astronauts and astrophysics have always referenced Krubicks film as a masterpiece and spot on technical wise.
As a 12 year I was astonished by the special effects but couldn't really follow the script. Ditto for Charlton Heston who was said to have stood in a theater and called it crap before he walked out. I guess he was also expecting space monsters in cheap costumes.
I'm a big fan of the first three Star Wars but you would think after 40 years they would come to grips with the fact that winged space craft have no use in deep space, and if you can 'bank' a space craft in space tight enough to pull a few G's, then they also wouldn't need wings on a planet that has an atmosphere. Yeah I 'get it'; it's what the folks want so who cares right?
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