Discussion in 'Art & Culture' started by tablariddim, May 12, 2004.
On TV tonight... yum yum. (sorry, but it's in Cyprus)
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I have it on DVD. I don't know why, it confuses the fcuk outta me...and drags on so much
That 3rd section, 'Beyond Infinity' (now there's a paradox, if ever I read one), is just a total trip... surreal and mind boggling.
That black slab seems very significant, it's like a transmitter of consciousness, with perhaps some evil purpose... it turned ignorant ape men into vicious killers and wielders of weapons, leading them to evolve into Homo Sapiens and eventually into the modern man that was out to qonquer the universe. HAL 9000 was able to spot it and it tried its damnedest to thwart the mission and so protect itself, even at the cost of the crew.
The very end, shows the guy had been bestowed with so much conscious energy that he was able to actually experience the very end of his life and the very beginning of his next, even though he was (probably) dead after being flung through a wormhole.
In any case, even though the film is showing its age now, it's still a brilliant work of art and totally original and awe inspiring, especially when you consider that it was made 35 years ago and, without any CGI.
Read the books , they will enlighten you to the meaning of things found in the movies.
That's a good idea. Have You read it? I'd appreciate your take on it's meaning?
Yes, I did read them but I want you to read them to get your own "take" on them and then we can both talk about the books more intelligently when you do. I'm not being flippant it is just that a good dialogue can't be had if only I say what I think and you can't reply without having read the books first.
Yeah, but that kind of kills the momentum... simply haven't got the time this year.
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