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And then there was the second shot

One of the ideas behind this blog is to get people interested in movies they haven’t seen yet. So, for those of you who haven’t seen the Space Odyssey, here’s a shot from the movie that is not a black screen.

The opening of 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)

And for those who have seen it, what I was suggesting in the previous post is that the black screen at the beginning is actually a Monolith. Just look at proportions of the monolith. They match the aspect ratio of the movie.

And if you are still not convinced:

Note: I did a bit of reasearch and the original aspect ratio of the print is 2.20:1, the aspect ratio of the 35 mm print is 2.35:1 and the aspect ratio of the Blu-ray I took the stills from is 2.22:1.  In the book, the dimensions of the monolith are 1x4x9 feet. Those translate into an aspect ratio of 2.25:1.

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