Clarkes novel 2001 a space odyssey, his short story the sentinel, and. Why do people think that they know what the movie 2001. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Jack kirby wrote and pencilled both the adaptation and the series, which were published by marvel comics beginning in 1976. Soon, of course, 2001 became a box office hit and earned its status as a classic. They were written and made concurrently, so its not an adaptation of the source. It seems to explain the ending of the film more clearly.
After a slightly creepy overture, we are blessed with shot of a barely visible moon. A space odyssey is one of my favorite films and my favorite scifi of all time, i ve committed far too many hours of my. One of the biggest differences is that in the book, hal, dave bowman and. First appearance of the slab monolith, the keystone of the movie. His reputation as perhaps the most rigorous of living scifi writers, the. A space odyssey s ending is famous among strange film endings, and when you consider that the competition includes magnolia, mulholland drive, and rockadoodle, thats sayin something. Two of clarkes early short stories may also be considered part of the series. Idyllopus press, website of author, artist, juli kearns part 4 of analysis of kubricks 2001, a space odyssey, the atmospheres section.
This is done on purpose to make the connection that, in the world of 2001, there is no god and the aliens are the highest. The crazy stuff at the end is the next evolutionary step forward seen through the eyes of a human. Unfollow 2001 a space odyssey book to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. A space odyssey now celebrating its 50th anniversary was not an easy one. A space odyssey is the sort of movie that frequently gets called difficult. A space odyssey, detailing the lengthy production, is a work befitting its subject. It depicts the differences between the written work and the movie production, and analyzes possible alternate meanings to certain themes and motifs. Then the rest of the movie is man finding the next monolith. Mar 10, 2012 working on sound design for this scene. Clarke wrote an ending that had bowmanthestarchild detonate nuclear weapons on earth, but kubrick chose to. A space odyssey ksa ma architectural visualisation. A space odyssey was written, mankind had not yet set foot on the moon. A space odyssey how kubricks scifi changed the very form of cinema march 2018 my favourite film decade from blowup to bonnie and clyde why the 1960s is my favourite. But too often it seems to make things harder, leaving us with fiftybutton remote controls, digital cameras with hundreds of mysterious features and book length manuals, and cars with dashboard systems worthy of the space shuttle.
However, bensons book shows that the journey of 2001. The final scenes of the film seemed more metaphorical than realistic. A space odyssey for the first time, and although the ending sequence was really cool, i didnt quite understand what was going on. These symbols usually follow a theme that is reinforced over and over, and one of these recurring elements are glowing eyes, first seen on the leopard, which is a symbol of elitism in 2001. The film is ranked at number 15 on the afi 100 years. The remorseless drought had lasted now for ten million years, and would not end for another million.
In 2001, a space station orbiting mars is doomed to destruction by a meteor strike. Well explore the events in the book, discuss and analyze its main themes, and finish with a short quiz. When they do it kickstarts another evolutionary step forward including one in hal, making him selfaware, and scared for his own safety. Clarke, and was inspired by clarkes short story the sentinel and other short stories by clarke. Which is, ultimately, never true of a film that costs that much money laid out by a major studio mgm, in this case, though ill concede that if by difficult one means the ending. If you have any questions, or need the bot to ignore the links, or the page altogether, please visit this simple faq for additional information.
The space odyssey series is a series of science fiction novels by the writer arthur c. The odyssey is a long greek poem by homer about a dude named odysseus who goes on a long voyage. The earth people say, this ending sucks, and they shoot nuclear missiles at himor maybe theyre shooting missiles at each other. Clarkes 2001 to stanley kubricks 2001, even though kubricks movie broke more ground than clarkes novel. Did stanley kubrick finally explain the films ending. Seemingly too easy of a choice, this films first shot meets your criteria perfectly.
The apemen use their tools to kill animals and eat meat, ending their. Two of the novels have been made into feature films, released in 1968 and 1984 respectively. Five impact nba players most likely to be traded before the deadline. To encourage new species throughout the universe to develop. A space odyssey novel actually explains the crazy ending. Someone please explain the ending to me like im a 5 year old. You neednt be a scifi junkie to appreciate this book. The monoliths are structures that were placed in the solar system to speed up human evolution. A space probe with a landing and exploration of the moon and mars. Much of the dialogue exists only to show people talking to one another, without much regard to content this is true of the conference on the space station. Moonwatcher moves with them, his mind a mist of rage and. After rewatching that film last month, i was driven to pick up arthur c. The ending of 2001 a space odyssey explained by stanley. The ending is largely symbolic, so take all of this with a grain of salt.
A space odyssey movie features bizarre colours and the main character appearing in a bed, then becoming an old man and finally a fetus. A space odyssey has fascinated audiences for years. A space odyssey, which we analyzed and diagrammed, brings us full circle when compared with the opening scene of the film. A space odyssey was a collaborative effort of science fiction writer arthur c. Update, the new penguin galaxy edition is beautiful. A space odyssey is a 1968 science fiction novel by british writer arthur c. A video has surfaced which appears to feature stanley kubrick himself explaining the end of 1968s 2001. It was developed concurrently with stanley kubricks film version and published after the release of the film.
The monolith is somekind of step to a higher evolution level made by aliens. One of the more common reactions to stanley kubricks 2001. Clarke, wanted to leave the film open to philosophical and allegorical interpretation, purposely presenting the final sequences of the film. The reign of the terrible lizards had long since passed, but here on the continent which. Clarkes novel explicitly identifies the monolith as a tool. There are few conversations that could not be handled with title cards. The end of 2001 has david bowman as space baby starchild whooshing through hyperawesomewhateverspace back to earth. A space odyssey, we explored everything from the echoing strains of also sprach zarathustra to the lonely. Space odyssey penguin readers, level 3 by clarke, arthur and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Bowman ends up in a room somewhere in one universe or another, and we have no idea where. Although kubricks movie is a masterpiece for several reasons, i was never able to understand what exactly was happening, especially towards the end. A space odyssey movie features bizarre colours and the main character appearing in a bed, then becoming an old man and finally a fetus i always found this a pretty disappointing end to the film because it seemed to make no sense. It has been celebrated for its beauty and mystery, its realistic depiction of space travel and dazzling display of visual effects, the breathtaking scope of its story, which reaches across millions of years, and the thoughtprovoking depth of its meditation on evolution, technology and. Id like to hear some interpretations from others and see if i cant grasp what kubrick was going for.
A space odyssey is the most important scifi movie of alltime duration. You can read all of this in the novel, as well as a short story by arthur c. An imposing black structure provides a connection between both the past and the future, and a group of astronauts are sent to investigate the signals sent by it. Most of the other differences boil down to a difference in the medium. A space odyssey is wait, what the hell happened exactly. A space odyssey off my book shelf to reread that as well. The ending of 2001 a space odyssey explained by stanley kubrick august 7, 2012 by 8 comments this one goes out to all the folks that love 2001 a space odyssey but still dont know what the hell was going on at the end.
A space odyssey has been analysed and interpreted by numerous people, ranging from professional movie critics to amateur writers and science fiction fans. This site is dedicated to the science fiction work 2001. See more ideas about 2001 a space odyssey, stanley kubrick and sci fi movies. And piers bizonys 550page the making of stanley kubricks 2001. A space odyssey is a film that is filled to the brim with symbols. After this scene dave is sent back to earth by the monolith and the film ends as dave, now the starchild, looks on at our planet.
The first one pushed us from protohuman to humans and gave us the idea to use tools, the second one was found on the moon and pushed us into deeper space and the third one pushed the evolution of the last guy its been years to the next stage of humanity. Much about them is unknown, although it is known that they are an incredibly sophisticated noncorporeal species, and one of the oldest in the known galaxy. Clarke, wanted to leave the film open to philosophical and allegorical interpretation, purposely presenting the final sequences of the film without the underlying thread being apparent. After dave points to the monolith he is transformed into the starchild which is a glowing, fetus like being but also has the appearance of a man in the face. Oct 03, 2014 kubrick was actually pretty clear about what he thought the movie was about and the meaning of the movie, including the famous ending, really is nowhere near as obscure as everyone makes it out to be. A space odyssey is a 1968 epic science fiction film produced and directed by stanley kubrick. So whats up with the title is that clarke is saying, that old greek dude went on a long voyage and had adventures way back when, and so heres a story about the future of 2001, when some other dude is going to go on an awesome voyage also. One of the most enigmatic movie endings in history becomes a little clearer with input from. A space odyssey is the most important science fiction movie ever made.
Dancing the blue danube waltz serves as the musical context for these scenes. Which is, ultimately, never true of a film that costs that much money laid out by a major studio mgm, in this case, though ill concede that if by difficult one means the ending is a deliberately obscurantist explosion of borderline. One of its most enduring qualities is how open to interpretation it isover the years, the enigmatic film has. The space exploration programs in the united states and the soviet union were only in the early stages. In this rare footage, kubrick describes his intentions for one of the most famously ambiguous endings in movie history. A space odyssey was the name of an oversized comic book adaptation of the 1968 film of the same name and a 10issue monthly series expanding on the ideas presented in the film and the eponymous arthur c. Aug 07, 2012 this one goes out to all the folks that love 2001 a space odyssey but still dont know what the hell was going on at the end gelmis. Behind every man now alive stand thirty ghosts, for that is the ratio by which the dead outnu. A space odyssey seem to become more relevant as time marches on.
The movie is quite abstract, which is fine as an experience, but the boo. Technology is supposed to make our lives easier, allowing us to do things more quickly and efficiently. A space odyssey 1968 is widely regarded as one of the best films ever made. From the 2001 a space odyssey archives eduard trampenau musical and scifi blended perfectly well in 2001. A space odyssey for the docking of a spaceship on the space station. Kubrick could probably have shot 2001 from a treatment, since most of what. Clarke and kubrick worked on the book together, but eventually only clarke ended up as the official author.
Clarke 19172008 was one of the supreme science fiction writers of the century and achieved vast popularity with 2001. I always found this a pretty disappointing end to the film because it seemed to make no sense. A space odyssey and you loved it but you kinda dont. So then he is reincarnated in advanced spirit and new. Kubrick liked to work from books, and since a suitable one did not yet exist they would write it. It was a science fiction film so groundbreaking that there are conspiracy theories that claim its production was a front for faking the moon landing. After the first encounter with the monolith, we see the leader of the apes have a quick flashback to the monolith after which he picks up a bone and uses it to smash other bones. At its end, surrounded by vehicles and gantries, a spaceplane lay gleaming in a pool of light, being prepared for its leap to the stars. This instalment is in two parts and is slightly different. The monolith rescues herb marik and transpors him to an area similar to jalessas kingdom. The director of the film, stanley kubrick, and the writer, arthur c. This one goes out to all the folks that love 2001 a space odyssey but still dont know what the hell was going on at the end gelmis. The screenplay was written by kubrick and arthur c. Other notable works include his rama series of novels and the hugo awardwinning short story the star.
Will you discuss them or would that be part of the road map youre trying. A space odyssey is based on the final version of the script for the 1968 motion picture, but, even so, in some regards they differ due to late changes made by director stanley kubrick to that picture after the novel had largely been completed. A space odysseys ending is famous among strange film endings, and when you consider that the competition includes magnolia, mulholland drive, and rockadoodle, thats sayin something. The book disposes of several mysteries that the film intentionally withholds from the audience, and in my opinion it made for a much more cohesive story. In a 1969 interview with joseph gelmis, kubrick explained the plot in a very straightforward manner.1124 295 1083 170 309 910 1381 1375 192 1098 805 564 524 1006 451 927 22 117 1328 304 732 793 413 751 484 927 1215 572 562 439 903 24 126 453 964 1394 586 565 860 341 372 272 1193 598