Talk:2001: A Space Odyssey (film)

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References to use[edit]

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  • Booker, M. Keith (2006). "2001: A Space Odyssey". Alternate Americas: Science Fiction Film and American Culture. Praeger. pp. 75–90. ISBN 0275983951. 
  • Redner, Gregg (2010). "Strauss, Kubrick and Nietzsche: Recurrence and Reactivity in the Dance of Becoming That Is 2001: A Space Odyssey". In Bartkowiak, Mathew J. Sounds of the Future: Essays on Music in Science Fiction Film. McFarland. pp. 177–193. ISBN 0786444800. 
  • Stoehr, Kevin L. (2007). "2001: A Philosophical Odyssey". In Sanders, Steven M. The Philosophy of Science Fiction Film. The Philosophy of Popular Culture. pp. 119–134. ISBN 0813124727. 

Examples of the Monolith[edit]

In addition to SimEarth, another game by Wright, Spore, has the monolith.--184.13.147.21 (talk) 02:27, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

The monoliths are also very present in Kerbal Space Simulator where they inhabit many planets and give of a signal.50.32.142.134 (talk) 05:29, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

Wireless Tablet Device?[edit]

The caption on one image on the main page shows Astronaut Poole using a "wireless tablet device" in the film. I believe this is only a console display, with no indication of wireless capability or a mobile "tablet-like" feature. This should be corrected in the main article. Lets not make more of this than what is evident for 1968 technology. I love the film but creating mythology from it is not good. 97.95.38.108 (talk) 03:56, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

In 2011, Samsung cited 2001 in its lawsuit with Apple over the iPad.[1] The device shown here undoubtedly looks like a tablet PC, but it is stretching things to say that it is connected to a network via wireless; maybe it is, but there is not enough evidence to say this. The devices in the image cited by Samsung appear to be freestanding and placed on the table while the astronauts are eating their meals, rather than being console displays.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 05:52, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

Celebrity reactions[edit]

First, I do not know of another film article that has a section by this title. I have to ask what use is it? After all this is an encyclopedia not People Magazine. Next, 10's of 1000's of people had reactions like this - why is RH's any more important than anyone other persons. If the consensus is to include it IMO this one mention has WP:UNDUE problems. A section like this would need more than one persons negative reaction to the film and should include an array of "celebrity" reactions. Other input is welcome but, per WP:CONSENSUS one should be formed before the section is reentered. MarnetteD|Talk 01:32, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

Forgot to leave this link to show the info that the IP wishes to be added. MarnetteD|Talk 01:37, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
My general bar for content (of any kind) is this: does inclusion enhance the reader's understanding of the subject? In this specific case, the answer is clearly no: Rock Hudson's reaction tells me absolutely nothing other than the fact that Rock Hudson was confused, which does not help me to better understand the film. Regards, Orange Suede Sofa (talk) 01:57, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, there's no need for a section on its own, esp. with no context of who Hudson is. Infact, this conversation can serve no purpose.... Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 07:51, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
It is of minor interest, and does not need to be mentioned because it is WP:TRIVIA. What it shows is that initial audience reactions to the film were mixed, something which could be mentioned without an anecdote involving a Hollywood star.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 08:14, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
As I said when I reverted this addition myself not long ago, Hudson is not the only celebrity whose reaction to this film has been recorded, and if someone wants to start a "Celebrity reactions to 2001" article or list, then fill yer boots, but let's not clutter this article with such trivia. Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 08:25, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
That seems like a decent idea. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 08:40, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
I also concur. In addition, this is not the kind of film that warrants reporting celebrity reactions. A film about celebrities or the paparazzi would warrant reporting such reactions as relevant. Erik (talk | contrib) (ping me) 14:11, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
If it could be tied directly back to the film, that'd be OK. For example, Galaxy Quest has reactions from various Star Trek alumni. But a random anecdote about Rock Hudson is kind of weird. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 16:54, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
Hah, exactly. Erik (talk | contrib) (ping me) 17:02, 7 October 2014 (UTC)