“I'm afraid. I'm afraid, Dave. Dave, my mind is going. I can feel it. I can feel it. My mind is going...”(Hal). This is new world where machine feels human emotions, put on the table, once again, the question of what makes us human.
This film is set in a spaceship which is ruled by a artificial intelligence computer which the crewship heavily relies upon. Artificial intelligence is seen to be a perfect source of information and reliability, which is then questioned later in the film.
The film is originally comes from a series of science fiction novels by Arthur C. Clarke, which was then made into a film directed by Stanley Kubrick. starring Keir Dullea(Dr. Dave Bowman), Gary Lockwood(Dr. Frank Poole) and William Sylvester(Moon-Watcher) .
The director uses a lot of sounds and music to tell the story.
The use of sound in heightens all your sense and puts you into a trance like state whilst watching the movie. As the artificial intelligence travels through the past ,present and future the director use a lot of bright colour imagery, infused with sounds creating a psychological morph through time. This gives the film is own unique identity , along with the smooth cut set design and architure.
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