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Philip
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posted 05-03-2005 08:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any 2001 or 2010 fans on collectSpace.com ?

Check this; http://www.stanleykubrick.de/eng.php?img=img-l-6&kubrick=news-eng

gliderpilotuk
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posted 05-03-2005 11:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've lost count of how many times I've seen that film. It's timeless.
Spent some great time chatting with Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood at the Burbank show. In the 30+ years since the film was released I think I've aged more than Dullea!

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posted 05-03-2005 12:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
2001 is out on DVD

I got a copy some time ago (2001?) thru Amazon UK.


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Gilbert
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posted 05-03-2005 01:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
2001: A space Odyssey remains my favorite movie 37 years after I saw it for the first time. 2010 is another favorite.

tegwilym
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posted 05-03-2005 03:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That movie is about as old as I am, but it's also one of my favorites. I still don't understand the ending of 2001 one though. I had once just read the book, and was watching it again when I nearly had it figured out!
....the phone then rang and blew my concentration. Hehe!

dss65
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posted 05-03-2005 09:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dss65   Click Here to Email dss65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
2001 is a great movie--the ultimate good science fiction flick. Sorry, 2010 is not nearly so good.

As I recall, the paperback edition of 2010 that I bought a long time ago explained what that final scene of 2001 was all about. I didn't fully "get" it until then. It all makes perfect sense to me now. I don't really know if I would have figured it out without help, though.

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Rob Joyner
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posted 05-03-2005 10:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rob Joyner   Click Here to Email Rob Joyner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Teg,
On the DVD copy I have there is an extra bit with Arthur C. Clarke. It's short, but he says whenever he's asked what the monolith really is, he tells them something like there is the book and there is the movie and they are here for you to read and watch over and over again.
A great answer!
A lot of people have their own opinions as to what the monolith is and what the ending of the film means. I have mine too, but I won't talk about what it means to me here right now, except that I think the monolith ties into everything the film is about.
Wonder!

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2001, 2010 and all of the works of Arthur C. Clarke are the only science fiction that I read because Clarke is a visionary. He includes a great deal of science in his books. He has correctly predicted many things in his works. The only problem I have is when I get to the end of one of his novels. I want more about the same characters. Then I start another of his books and it begins again.

2001 is of course a classic. Even the music is world famous. I was in the hospital in 1977 when I first saw 2001 on TV. The music was very soothing and restful.

Note: Arthur C. Clarke lives in Sri Lanka. He communicates by computer with his publishes. Was he involved in the recent tsunami? I have not heard that he was injured, so he was probably out of the country at that time.

Philip
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posted 05-05-2005 03:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
He was on Sri Lanka at that time I believe ... here's his account;
http://www.planetary.org/news/2004/clarke_1229.html

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For the nth time,will you all try to get Leonard F.Wheat's "2001;A Triple Allegory"(Scarecrow Press,2000)or look up extracts on the Blurred Horizon Press site.He clearly shows how all the events and characters are taken from Homer's Odyssey and Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra-which also opens with sunrise,and ends with the hero's interrupted last supper! Central to this atheistic work by atheist Kubrick is AL,symbolising not just the Cyclops slain by Odysseus-another "Bowman"-but God,created-as Nietzsche wrote-in MAN's own image.Once man "switches off" God,according to the story,MAN will be the supreme being-the overman/Starchild-in the hotel room/womb finale.Dave ages as he's the maturing fetus,his 5 appearances symbolise the 5 stages of life accoring to Nietzsche,worm,ape,lower man,higher man,finally overman-a "light-surrounded" being.Yes,it's heavy stuff,but this work does clear up a lot of the symbolism.

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posted 05-05-2005 08:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jleslie48   Click Here to Email jleslie48     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
they say timing is everything. I just released
a new model of the the orion spaceplane:
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<img src="http://www.lhvcc.com/egiftshop/agf00004a.jpg">

http://www.lhvcc.com/egiftshop/

can't beat the price, $0.00. and that includeds shipping and handling. 8).

tegwilym
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posted 05-05-2005 01:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There is a new DVD box set out of 2001 that I've seen in the stores, but haven't bought yet for about $50. I guess the sound is all remastered and the video quality cleaned up. Does anyone here have that version? I'm just wondering if it's worth getting.

I do have it on an older DVD, but I'm not sure if the sound is really 5.1 surround like it claims, it sounds pretty flat to me.

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