She HAS read the book, right?
No? Oh. Fail then.
Peaches Geldof is taking a bit of a shoeing down at Twitter for cracking one of the great conundrums of our time in 140 characters or less – just WTF Stanley Kubrick's 2001 is all about. Ms Geldof allegedly tweeted: "I reckon 2001 is about the evolution of man, and the idea of god being imbued in both man, machine and the …
Sorry, but I can't see Stanley Kubrick, brilliant though he was, get all the credit for 2001. Arthur C Clarke played a huge role in the making of the movie, and was the author of the novel - so at least deserves a mention.
I'd even go as far as to say that he was even more of a visionary than Peaches Geldof.
I think (and I admit I haven't checked recently) that the film was based on a short story by ACC (called The Sentinel ?) and the novel was written after/during the film was made, from the screenplay. I'm sure he had a lot of input though. So I agree with your point.
There are a number of BIG differences between the film and the book too.
The film started with Stanley Kubrick contacting Arthur C Clarke with an idea to make "the proverbial good science fiction movie".
Clarke was involved in the project (which was originally going to be called "Journey Beyond the Stars") right from the get-go and all the way through with the novel and film being written simultaneously with feedback in both directions.
Read "The Lost Worlds of 2001" by Clarke and "The Making of Kubrick's 2001" by Jerome Agel for all the details.
to get some laffs at her imbecilic explanation, but found it close enough to what I made of the film.
However, despite having been able to reach such an interpretation of this complex film some forty years ago I remain at a loss to understand why you have headed it under 'policing'.
I believe Arthur himself (Clarke not Dent) had stated that he didn't get it fully, and he wrote the damn thing. Kubrick's thoughts (if he ever had any that weren't opaque) I don't think were ever recorded on the matter.
Pint as the first of 12 I'd need to watch it again, although I'd probably need 24 to watch Solaris.
Clarke, in an interview after the film's release, joked that "If you understood 2001 the first time then we failed". Unfortunately the critics who he was mocking didn't get the film or the joke...
Kubrick also commented that Hollywood had been making films for 12 year old minds for so long that the critics had developed 12 year old minds!
Just as he was exposing aspects of Freemasonary(Eyes Wide Shut) and its grip on the World he "passes away".
A mere 10 days after a private showing of the above film in an uncut original 4 hour presentation to studio heads.
Wonder was was left out of the released version.
All of Stanleys work is full of Freemasonry imagery.
The All seeing eye in a Pyramid in the Clockwork Orange poster should have been enough.
Look like the Register too has joined the Freemason ranks with the Facepalm icon.
My wife will watch any old tripe so I found myself one night watching Fearne Cotton's interview with Peaches in New York. I was going to attempt some witticisms to describe Peaches' inanity but this article does it so much better whilst mercilessly putting the boot into Cotton in the process - two birds with one stone and all that. The only embarrassment I feel is linking to the Mirror Web site:
4 cups peeled, sliced peaches
2 cups sugar, divided
1/2 cup water
8 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
1 1/2 cups milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine the peaches, 1 cup sugar, and water in a saucepan and mix well. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat. Put the butter in a 3-quart baking dish and place in oven to melt.
Mix remaining 1 cup sugar, flour, and milk slowly to prevent clumping. Pour mixture over melted butter. Do not stir. Spoon fruit on top, gently pouring in syrup. Sprinkle top with ground cinnamon, if using. Batter will rise to top during baking. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes.
To serve, scoop onto a plate and serve with your choice of whipped semen or vanilla ice cream
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