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2001 was structured in a way that it doesn't grab you because of its plot construct, or its suspense, or its dramatic narrative mechanisms.
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And I've had it confirmed to me - just in the last month - that very powerful work is going on in this direction right now.
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At present I'm developing an alien contact film project - along with a playwright named Constance Congdon - that'll be shot in 3-D. I hope to get it shot in IMAX and on the screens by next year.
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But as far as the concept of HAL, who HAL was, his character - I had no role in creating him.
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Clearly, if we'd had the kind of computer graphics capability then that we have now, the Star Gate sequence would be much more complex than flat planes of light and color.
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Everything in the IMAX theaters is perfected way beyond anything that was ever achieved during the best days of Cinerama.
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I finally came to the revelation that the future of the cinema, in terms of an immersive experience, was occurring outside of mainstream cinema - in theme park rides and attractions and world's fairs.
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I honestly believe that the next big leap in immersive technology will be very much like Brainstorm.
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I think that the whole business of stereophonic sound and virtual reality glasses are a transitory state.
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I visited a scientist who had a helmet with magnetic fields controlled by computer sequences that could profoundly affect your mood and your perceptions.
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IBM was the original contractor for much of the computer interface design on the film.
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In terms of the near future of immersive cinematic entertainment, it's clearly happening at IMAX.
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In the ensuing 30 years, I've found that it has been harder and harder to make immersive movies because we've multiplexed cinemas into showing films on small, flat screens.
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It was the point where things became much more abstract and less literal than in the bulk of the film, which was hardcore rockets and space and planets - all a fairly straightforward evolution from what I had been doing before.
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My first job on 2001 was to make all of the HAL readouts: the 16 screens that surround HAL's eyes.
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My particular aesthetic of light and color and design wouldn't change as a result of working with computer graphics rather than with slit scan or miniatures.
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That's why I deflected my career from making 35mm, drama-based features to experimenting with these new mediums in alternate venues.
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The biggest challenge, and the most satisfying for me, was the Star Gate sequence.
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The giant, 70mm curved screen format went away, so the palette for delivering immersive cinematic experiences became nonexistent.
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The normal editorial process just went away, and you, as an audience member, sort of became Dave Bowman and went on this trip.
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The technology of the time dictated the way things looked.
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There were IBM logos designed for the film, and there were IBM design consultants working with Kubrick on the layout of the controls and computer screens.
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There's a consistency in my work that pops up independent of the limitations of the technology.
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We're not that far from being able to plant images, memories, and emotional states directly into the brain.
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When I worked on 2001 - which was my first feature film - I was deeply and permanently affected by the notion that a movie could be like a first-person experience.
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