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FanFix August 15, 2022 2851
(Updated: August 24, 2022)
Overall rating
 
8.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0
From a modern perspective 2001: A Space Odyssey is probably in need of a good trim, the then-revolutionary visual and model effects sequences in particular having the potential to test audience patience (e.g. the moon landing platform descent). I personally am rather fond of the film and so found myself missing certain parts (e.g. the famous match-cut and staggered zoom) even if they are inconsequential, but from a narrative standpoint there is nothing to complain about and many of the cuts made to speed up proceedings are hardly or never noticeable.

The one section that I much prefer in the original is the Stargate sequence, the visuals in my opinion need time to breath (albeit maybe not the full near-ten minutes) and the flashback inserts to it during hotel room scene felt unneeded. I haven't got the original to hand for comparison, but it seems that a couple of times footage has been speeded up and this feels a little out of place.

In all quite an ambitious first edit, well done holyalamo!

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