Re: CULTURE/SPACE: Tom Hanks on "2001"

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Sun Jan 14 2001 - 21:42:58 MST

It's really not what you'd call a "fast" movie, y'know. 2001 dates from a
time when movies were much, much more slower-paced. That sequence at the
end alone... trying to watch "2001" after "The Matrix" is like trying to
watch "Psycho" after "Hellraiser II". You sit there and just marvel at
the idea that this was once cutting-edge; that people could think of the
movie as being anything but homey, wholesome, and relaxing. You do it for
the historical value and to just appreciate how different things must have
been a couple of generations ago. If 2001 were released today, it would
flop. How can you demand of my generation that they watch it?

But I still want a 1 x 4 x 9 keychain.

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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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