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Topic: 2001 vs. Solaris
Posted By: UndercoverBoy
Subject: 2001 vs. Solaris
Date Posted: March 29 2011 at 20:41
For quite a while, I used to consider 2001 to be the permanent and unshakable pillar of cinema.  However, in recent months, I've been really branching out and experiencing many other great directors, and realized that my original notion may have not been entirely correct.  One of my new favorite films is Solaris by Andrei Tarkovsky.  It has many of the things that made me fall in love with 2001, with its gorgeous cinematography and ethereal atmosphere, but it is also quite a bit different too.  2001 reaches to great heights and tells of an epic journey that is both technically and entertainingly superb, while Solaris works on a more interpersonal level, and admittedly, has a humanity that Kubrick's films often lack.  I'll admit, this isn't easy for me, but I think Solaris takes the cake.  Regardless, both are currently in my top five films and will probably remain there for quite a while.

Your thoughts?



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Posted By: harmonium.ro
Date Posted: March 29 2011 at 20:45
Nice to know you discovered Tarkovsky, what other films of his do you know?

When you're feeling strong enough, you need to tackle Stalker (if you didn't already).


Posted By: UndercoverBoy
Date Posted: March 29 2011 at 20:46
Originally posted by harmonium.ro harmonium.ro wrote:

Nice to know you discovered Tarkovsky, what other films of his do you know?

When you're feeling strong enough, you need to tackle Stalker (if you didn't already).
I have that on hold already, so I'm quite looking forward to it.


Posted By: dr_slump
Date Posted: March 30 2011 at 07:11
They are both great and overrated in their own ways.


Posted By: Vompatti
Date Posted: March 30 2011 at 07:15
I love Solaris and am indifferent towards 2001.


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Posted By: Snow Dog
Date Posted: March 30 2011 at 07:22
2001. Easily one of my all time favourites.

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Posted By: Noak
Date Posted: March 30 2011 at 13:25
2001 is pretty much my favorite film ever (one of them at least). I like Solaris too, but I don't even think it's Tarkovsky's best. I like both Stalker and Andrei Rublev more.


Posted By: Vompatti
Date Posted: March 30 2011 at 13:36
Originally posted by Noak Noak wrote:

I like Solaris too, but I don't even think it's Tarkovsky's best. I like both Stalker and Andrei Rublev more.
I agree with this and add The Mirror to the list. But 2001 is not my favourite Kubrick either.


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Posted By: Formentera Lady
Date Posted: April 01 2011 at 18:09
2001. One of my favourite films of all time.


Posted By: Man With Hat
Date Posted: April 01 2011 at 18:16
2001, not the best ever but better than Solaris for me.

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Posted By: crimhead
Date Posted: April 06 2011 at 13:27
The one with the Monolith.


Posted By: tupan
Date Posted: April 06 2011 at 20:37
Originally posted by UndercoverBoy UndercoverBoy wrote:

Originally posted by harmonium.ro harmonium.ro wrote:

Nice to know you discovered Tarkovsky, what other films of his do you know?

When you're feeling strong enough, you need to tackle Stalker (if you didn't already).
I have that on hold already, so I'm quite looking forward to it.


Stalker is great, a true masterpiece of sci-fi cinema.


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Posted By: Any Colour You Like
Date Posted: April 06 2011 at 20:43
Although I think Stalker is Tarkovsky's best, Solaris is damned good too.


Posted By: clarke2001
Date Posted: April 06 2011 at 23:52
 

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Posted By: harmonium.ro
Date Posted: April 07 2011 at 04:05
Originally posted by clarke2001 clarke2001 wrote:

 


I see what you did there. LOL



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