Live Face-Off Poll: '2001: A Space Odyssey' vs. 'Blade Runner'

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In 1968, Stanley Kubrick came with the futuristic movie '2001: A Space Odyssey' which most of the critics and cinephiles consider as the best Sci-fi movie of all time. But according to a poll done by the Guardian, 'Blade Runner' is the most favorite science fiction film of the scientists.

According to you, which of these movies do a better job in portraying a futuristic atmosphere?

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Reference Link: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2004/aug/26/sciencenews.sciencefictionspecial
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as good as 'blade runner' was, the genesis of all great 'future ' films is '2001'...
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Although, 2001 had some elements that looked extremely well thought through and futuristic, other looked too 60's derived.  I thought 'Blade Runner' was more realistic with an imperfect with its blended futuristic vision.
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I wanted to make a similar poll once but then I said to myself "you know what? Metropolis deserves to be listed too, as the seminal Sci-fi movie" and then when I had the three films, it was "you know what? If you add "Star Wars", you'll have the four classic Sci-fi movies", then I had my poll:

http://www.imdb.com/poll/Unh-WoQX_jw/
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Thanks for informing me...and that indeed is a great poll!

Even though I highly regard 'Metropolis' as well as 'Star Wars', the other two seem to be a lot more popular as a Science-Fiction. I agree that Metropolis is highly influential, but it isn't mentioned in the conversations as much as 2001 is. Speaking about Star-Wars, even though it's a science fiction, it's not influential as a Sci-fi as much as a Franchise film.

In this poll, I wanted to focus the attention to our general favorite Sci-fi- 2001 (which would get more votes IMO) vs. the other which was the most favorite for the scientists.
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'Really tough choice but probably Blade Runner; 'good question based on something interesting.
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May I suggest an edit?

I'd suggest changing the Guardian to The Guardian (capitalizing The) and putting it in italics by putting [I] before "The" and [/I] before Guardian, so it reads: The Guardian.

Thank you. :)
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2001: A Space Odyssey
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...the most favorite science fiction film of the scientists.
"Most" is not needed in front of "favorite".
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Done.
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Live Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/qn8Z5E53it4/?ref_=po_ho (one of two tonight)
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Thanks a lot Ruby!

(It was technically early morning here. So, it was indeed a great morning for me!)
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