2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey

2001 bone spaceship

2001 bone spaceship

The universe is not only stranger than we imagine, it’s stranger than we can imagine. — Arthur C Clarke

Any path to knowledge is a path to God—or Reality, whichever word one prefers to use. — Arthur C Clarke

2001: A Space Odyssey is a classic cult Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C Clarke film from 1968. At times very surreal, especially the ending.

2001: A Space Odyssey was then developed by Arthur C Clarke into a series of novels.

Once films were made as an art form. Now it is bums-on-seats, the latest blockbuster.

Sadly this has been recut to be a shorter film, the original two and a half hours, but American teenage audiences with the attention span of a gnat, would not be able to cope.

I saw 2001: A Space Odyssey when it was realeased. One of the rare occasions when I saw a film in a cinema.

Watching again, it is as though yesterday.

I recall the black monolith being absolutely jet black. I remember the chimps, the bone flying into the air and it changing to a spaceship.

The cuts are bloody annoying.

I have a feeling I have 2001 on DVD. If not, I will have to get.

Note the flat screens, full colour, the iPad on the desk!

I could not recall the end being Pink Floyd One of These Days. Open with Strauss, close with Pink Floyd.

Strange, as the final sequence opened, a thought went through my mind, cue Pink Floyd.

This often happens, I am listening to the radio, a thought goes through my mind, and that is what they say. How do I do this, I do not know.

I could not recall Pink Floyd. No small wonder, in this recut of 2001: A Space Odyssey, the sound track has been changed from the original soundtrack.

The mind of man exposed to the infinity of God. To experience the Aleph.

Sorry Dave, this final sequence is not available in the US.

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