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The sequel to the cult hit Donnie Darko. 4 Days, 17 Hours, 26 Minutes, 31 Seconds.

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Southland Tales: Richard Kelly: Sarah Michelle Geller: Justin Timberlake: Dwayne Johnson: Sean William

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Southland Tales: Richard Kelly: Sarah Michelle Geller: Justin Timberlake: Dwayne Johnson: Sean William

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From Richard Kelly, creator of (one of my favourite films) Donnie Darko.


I watched the checkdisk, my brain went to mush. And I could quite easily imagine that is where the above quotes come from, the mushing and/exploding of the brain. As Richard Kelly apparently said, “You need to watch it twice to unlock its mysteries”. Yeah, no brainer really, it’s like a weird comic with so many strands and freaky things all at once it makes me think maybe he made it for his own amusement - a lets see how many ideas and effects and storylines and actors and other such things we can have in a large viewing timeframe-, and forgot there were people who were looking forward to it, to having to pay to watch it, to at least get some semblence of a cohesive story from watching it.

I’ll be putting myself through 2 hrs 25 minutes in the next day or so, and hopefully will be able to work out what the heck was going on.

By the way, the above doesn’t mean I dislike it, it’s just a lot for the five senses to take in. I think two of mine shutdown after about an hour and a half, so, once they’re bolstered up and recovered, I’ll re examine the film.

Until then, here’s some info to whet your appetite…
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The Score: Oneword Radio: 2001 A Space Odyssey: Unused Film Score: Alex North

Two 2001 Music Scores? Oneword’s Score Plays Them Both

I was listening to The Score, a programme about film music on Oneword Radio, a UK digital station.

On June 24 they played both scores for Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. I was unaware there were two scores but you may not be so ignorant. However if you are then it is a fact that Stanley Kubrick commissioned Alex North to write the score for his film 2001: A Space Odyssey, but decided against it in favour of the classics we know. North’s score is in two movements, reflecting the first and second chapters of the film.

Wikipedia states:

‘The 2001: A Space Odyssey score is an unused film score composed by Alex North for Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film, 2001: A Space Odyssey.’

‘North, unaware that Kubrick had decided not to use the score in his film was “devastated” at the 1968 New York City premiere screening of 2001 not to hear his work, and later offered this account of his experience:

“Well, what can I say? It was a great, frustrating experience, and despite the mixed reaction to the music, I think the Victorian approach with mid-European overtones was just not in keeping with the brilliant concept of Clarke and Kubrick.”‘
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IMDB Top 50 SciFi Movies

Internet Movie Database Users continuously Vote For The All-Time Top Fifty Science Fiction Movies

Interestingly enough, they calculate the top 50 (and bottom 10) using a formula based on ratings from their site, rather than just a straight vote from a list of movies.

Weighted rating (WR) = (v ÷ (v+m)) × R + (m ÷ (v+m)) × C

R = average for the movie (mean) = (Rating)
v = number of votes for the movie = (votes)
m = minimum votes required to be listed in the Top 50 (currently 1000)
C = the mean vote across the whole report (currently 6.6)

For the Top 50, only votes from regular voters are considered. In order to appear in the Bottom 10 Titles chart the title must have received at least 50 votes.

The only problem I can see is that some of the films are suspiciously un-scifi: Wallace & Grommit In The Curse of the Were-Rabbit? (That’s probably because they just happen to be put into the genre of ’scifi’ and lots of people voted highly.)

Nevertheless, some of the movies on the list are worthy of a place: Bladerunner, StarWars, Donnie Darko and Brazil to name but a few.

And no Star Trek movies to be seen anywhere. (That’s a positive in my opinion). But where’s Cube and Cube Zero?

Note that the page is dynamic; as more people vote and movies are added, the list might, and probably will, change.

The bottom 10 scifi movies list is worth looking at too.

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