Analysis Of The Movie ' 2001 : A Space Odyssey '

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The Dawn of Man. Four simple words introduced what is remarked as one of the greatest films of all time. There is no spoken dialogue within the first 25 minutes and the last 23 minutes of the film. “2001: A Space Odyssey” is an ambiguous film. The broad range of audience captures various interpretations of the film. The main theme seems to be about the evolutionary process of mankind interwoven with elements of a higher or extraterrestrial entity guiding this evolution. There are some film theories that suggest this movie was all propaganda used in conjunction with the space race that occurred during World War 2. Some even go as far as to say that the same set used in “2001: A Space Odyssey” was used to fake the moon landing of 1969. However, theories with more evidence suggest that the iconic monolith doesn’t represent aliens or “God”, but instead represents the cinema screen of which we are viewing. The artistic importance of “2001: A Space Odyssey” is derived from its ability procure various conclusions.
The story begins at the dawn of time. The setting seems to be a location in Africa. Apes surround the setting in a pack. This pack represents the beginning of civilization. As is commonly known, mankind has always had a sense of greed. This first act of greed is displayed when one group of apes take a source of water from another group. The morning after the instance of greed, a monolith appears. Confused with this perfectly geometrical object, the apes begin to examine.…
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