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2001: A Space Odyssey as a 2012 Movie Trailer [Video]

What if the sci-fi classic 2001: A Space Odyssey was remixed in the style of modern high-adrenaline movie trailers? This remix shows us.

The results certainly have a much different vibe than the 2001: A Space Odyssey we remember.

[via Boing Boing]

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  • Published 07/30/12

Comments (20)

  1. r

    nice effort but trailer doesn’t help, still makes me sleepy

  2. edmenje

    I think this trailer had more cuts than the original film.

  3. stewg

    Just more proof (if needed) why try to fix what ain’t broke.

  4. Kei

    Neatly done … but I can’t recall the trailer, if there was one, to the original. Now THERE’s a research project for someone … collating antique movie trailers !!!

  5. Kei

    Curiousified myself & went & found the orginal online … yep, the times they sure are a wee bit different !!!

  6. RICHARD QUENNEVILLE

    TO WHOMEVER,
    I HAVE A SONY PCV-RX550 COMPUTER RUNNING MICROSOFT XP PROFESSIONAL. THE MACHINE WAS PRODUCED WITH 2 HARD DRIVES, PROBABLY THE SECOND HARD DRIVE WAS INTENDED FOR BACK-UP. SINCE I DON’T RUN AN OFFICE NOW, CAN I USE THE SECOND HARD DRIVE FOR INTERNET USE EXCLUSIVELY? IT’S ALMOST EMPTY, AND I NO LONGER USE IT FOR BACK-UP.
    IF IT’S POSSIBLE, WHAT WOULD I HAVE TO DO IN ORDER TO ACCOMPLISH THIS?
    SINCERELY YOURS,
    RICHARD QUENNEVILLE

  7. Robert

    Kind of a waste of time…..it’s 2012 already. The year 2001 has come and gone and we are still no where near the “Space Explorers” as depicted in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey. And the Obama administration has made sure it won’t be any time soon. What really made 2001: A Space Odyssey such a great film was the fact that it showed us where we could be by the time the year 2001 came about. But as I already mentioned….2001 came and went. It’s now 2012 and our space program, NASA, has been reduced to a mere shadow of it’s former self. It’s really pathetic and sad. So, really, it’s a total and complete waste of time to create a fictitious movie trailer about a film that takes place in a time period that has come and gone and yet is no where near the reality. Sorry, I had to vent my frustration.

  8. Cris

    notice apple logo at the green screen in the right bottom corner

  9. Mike Carter

    Two points:
    1) excellent editing and truly in the style of today’s high adrenaline, but empty, style
    2) this COMPLETELY missed the mood and inherent pace of the original film. I saw it in April of ’68 when it came out. We left the theater filled with images, curiosity, and awe. Save the adrenaline for “action” flicks with nothing else going for them but visual/aural frenzy.

  10. Mark V

    Is it just me, or do ALL of the above comments entirely miss the point of this trailer? It’s a SPOOF, and an excellent one at that! It’s a parody of the way modern trailers over-hype any movie they advertise, making you think you’re in for an action-packed ride, no matter what the pace of the actual movie. 2001 was a superb movie, but it could never be called fast-paced. This trailer was made purely to show us how Hollywood sucks us in with its modern trailers. Well done! And to the people who made the comments above, grow a sense of humour.

  11. stan

    @ mark V

    No, its just you.

  12. John

    @ Mark

    Spot on. How society still works with this many people missing so many pointers is beyond anyone.

  13. EJ

    @John

    Society works just fine without us needing to catch any of these unimportant pointers.
    But, unfortunately that’s all beyond you.

  14. Keith

    I don’t know what the hal they were doing. this is not a 2012-style blockbuster. This is A Space Odyssey. Imo the fake trailor isn’t even mildly funny. Worse, it misrepresents the movie and its overall pace, or feel, or whatever you care to call it.

  15. Dorothy

    Here’s a thought. We already have 2001 and 2010 SO’s, so why not a 2100? It’s the highest and last possible anagram of those numbers.

  16. Mr Sworld

    Umm… Dorothy the Odyssey series already includes 2061 and 3001.

  17. silver88

    Thank god the movie was made when it was and not with all the supposedly modern crap and incessent background music.

    This is not what the movie was about but I guess the people who made the garbage above really have no idea as it will be well beyond thier intellegance.

    Absolute carp and a waste of computer time

  18. Don Pullum

    Hummm, was great,,,perhaps I could tell my life story in 2.01 minutes like this trailer… I’m thinking what I would include… then I will calculate what floor window to jump out of to have exactly 2.01 minutes for my life to pass before my eyes…. lets see… what is that physics formula for a falling body.

    When in Argentina, I would see these guys work on a building next to the one I was in. With no safety in mind they would work on the 16th floor carrying 4×8 sheets of plywood even on windy days!! I remarked to a friend that falling from the 3rd floor would not be bad, you would hit before realizing you fell; in contrast from the 16th you would have time for a 2001 in 2012 compressed life image before you hit… not fun!!!

  19. Iain Robertson

    As someone who is old enough to have seen the film in its original release, I appreciate that the intention of the ‘trailer’ was as a comment on how classic films would be promoted by people who have no idea what they are actually about to those who, if they went to see the film, would have very little idea what they had watched when they emerged from the cinema afterwards….

  20. HAL

    [HAL's shutdown]
    HAL: I’m afraid. I’m afraid, Dave. Dave, my mind is going. I can feel it. I can feel it. My mind is going. There is no question about it. I can feel it. I can feel it. I can feel it. I’m a… fraid. Good afternoon, gentlemen. I am a HAL 9000 computer. I became operational at the H.A.L. plant in Urbana, Illinois on the 12th of January 1992. My instructor was Mr. Langley, and he taught me to sing a song. If you’d like to hear it I can sing it for you.
    Dave Bowman: Yes, I’d like to hear it, HAL. Sing it for me.
    HAL: It’s called “Daisy.”
    [sings while slowing down]
    HAL: Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do. I’m half crazy all for the love of you. It won’t be a stylish marriage, I can’t afford a carriage. But you’ll look sweet upon the seat of a bicycle built for two.

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