Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Planets Aligned

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
dir. Stanley Kubrick

The Tree of Life (2011)
dir. Terrence Malick

Prometheus (2012)
dir. Ridley Scott

from Bugblatter


  1. I love that the Prometheus shot is so much darker than the other two.

    I just love Prometheus.

  2. I could fill this goddamn site top to bottom with just Prometheus. Prometheus all day.

  3. I almost hate to bring this up, because ANIMAYS, but the better directors of that medium have a healthy respect for the live action cinema that came before:

    Studio GAINAX in particular was filled with fans of science fiction and this really shows in their work, thematically and with all the visual quoting. In fact when I saw Prometheus twice in theaters I was surprised how closely it veered to Shin Seiki Evangelion's view of an uncaring cosmos and mankind's origins and place there.

    I guess that's what you get when both works call back to so much of what came before.

  4. That's interesting, hit me with some screencaps!

  5. Another great one to add here: Please see Michael Mann's Lucky Star trailer/advert. The ad is great, and ALL the planets line up (maybe influenced by the May 2005 thing).