Monday, May 26, 2008

A Cinematic Odyssey

Friend of Caught on the Bound, John Young, reports on a 2001: A Space Odyssey forum for Entertainment Weekly. I know this is one of his favorite films and, after having the opportunity to see it on the big screen at Notre Dame (complete with THX), I too count it among my favorites. A cool tidbit from John's report:

"The ape costumes used in the "Dawn of Man" sequence were so convincing that many moviegoers assumed Kubrick simply trained real apes. This perhaps explains why the film didn't receive an Oscar nomination for its costumes."