2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

I watched the incredible ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ last night for the first time in decades. I bought the recently released Blu-Ray edition last year but had never got around to putting the disc in the player, then waiting to travel by thought.

Stanley Kubrick’s dazzling, ‘Academy Award’ winning achievement is a compelling drama of man vs machine, a stunning meld of music and motion. Kubrick (who co-wrote the screenplay with Arthur C. Clarke) first visits our prehistoric ape-ancestry past, then leaps millennia (via one of the most mind-blowing jump cuts ever) into colonised space, and ultimately whisks astronaut Bowman into uncharted space, perhaps even into immortality.

“Open the pod bay doors HAL.”

Published by Colin Mason

serious collector of 1960s vinyl records and archivist of vintage music magazines

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