Force Material Episode LIII: 2001: A Space Odyssey
This week, we explore how 2001: A Space Odyssey influenced Star Wars — and what separates these two classic films from each other.
We begin with George Lucas' thoughts on 2001 (04:34), before breaking down the shared influences that Lucas and Stanley Kubrick had in common (05:34).
Then we lay out the influence that 2001 had on Star Wars (10:24), before we talk about the crucial differences between these two classic movies (20:30).
Finally, we chat about our experiences of watching 2001: A Space Odyssey over the years, and attempt to unpack some of the mysteries of Stanley Kubrick's enigmatic sci-fi masterpiece (26:39).
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