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Old 07-08-2018, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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It rather bums me out. As I watched it in '68, I totally expected to be able to take a Pan Am flight like that by 2001. In 1960, we had a 50% failure rate just getting a rocket off the pad. By the end of 1968 we had sent men around the moon and in the next year we'd land men on the moon.

With that much progress in less than decade...for sure in 30 more years--a whole generation--we'd have a permanent base on the moon, a permanent torus station, and Pan Am business flights into space.

For sure. No doubt.

Shoot. Not only do we not have a moon base or a space station...we don't even still have Pan Am.

Nor--looking at how times and thought, politics and economics, have changed, I don't have a real hope any of that will ever happen. At least not by the US. The US doesn't even have the national will to build another Hoover Dam or Interstate System. Nothing that might take more that one presidential term.
In other words, America is still humanity-based, not sterile-based. My earlier point.

As far as being a predictor of the future, the first film was a failure, and it occurred to me that here we are 50 years later and finally we are beginning to show some concern about AI.
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Old 07-09-2018, 11:49 AM
 
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I watched this last night and hated it.

Far too much time with no dialect, just a black screen, or opera music playing.
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Old 07-10-2018, 10:55 AM
 
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I watched this last night and hated it.

Far too much time with no dialect, just a black screen, or opera music playing.
I don't recall any music from an opera in the movie?
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Old 07-10-2018, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I don't recall any music from an opera in the movie?
Perhaps he meant classical.
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Old 07-14-2018, 06:26 PM
 
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I like the movie. It's not like it's a personal cup of tea for me to watch over and over again, but every time I watched it, I thought it was good, and have no problem sitting through it, even with it's pacing. It's not like Brazil (1985), which is a much slower movie in my opinion, when it comes to movies that I are slow for me.
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Old 07-14-2018, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Southern Colorado
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I was 10 at the time and did not understand everything. The ending made me uncomfortable in fact. Wasn't ready for Lawrence of Arabia at 12 either.
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