Wednesday, 28 September 2016 18:32

Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: The Ultimate Trip in Print

I decided that I wanted to do something a little different with today’s My Two Cents column on The Digital Bits, so I thought I’d review a few new and/or recent books that may be of interest to cinephiles, especially those of you who are fans of Stanley Kubrick’s legendary 2001: A Space Odyssey.

As many of you would agree, I’m sure, 2001 is a landmark of filmed science fiction. Based loosely on a short story by visionary author Arthur C. Clarke, it depicts an AI-guided and manned journey through space, first to the Moon and then out to Jupiter, in response to the discovery of an alien artifact on the Moon’s surface, apparently having been buried there millions of years ago.

Not only was Kubrick’s film notable for its realistic depiction of the Moon’s surface fully a year before NASA’s Apollo astronauts actually landed there, it’s been lauded ever since for its realistic approach to depicting future spaceflight technology. Indeed, some of those who contributed designs to the project were actually involved in the space program. [Read on here…]

Published in My Two Cents

Bits Latest Tweets

The Digital Bits
Bits #BD Review – Dennis spends some time with the Crawley family in 2019's Downton Abbey, the successful big screen sequel to the #British #TV series—new to #Bluray from @UniversalPics. @BillHuntBits #drama thedigitalbits.com/item/downton-a…
The Digital Bits
Today on The Bits – @ShoutFactory’s Big Trouble in Little China reviewed, #ChristmasVacation at 30, #TwilightZone, Shout/Scream titles going out of print, new Kino & more thedigitalbits.com/columns/my-two…
The Digital Bits
Today on The Bits – @MichaelCoate and Thomas A. Christie celebrate thirty years of National Lampoon’s #ChristmasVacation thedigitalbits.com/columns/histor…