2001: A Space Odyssey

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Mar 16, 2018 12:46
I used to be keen on reading science fiction novels written in the late 20th century, though nowadays I am staying off. I like the writers like Larry Niven, David Brin, and Arthur C.Clarke.

When I watched the movie titled "2001: A Space Odyssey" produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick, based on the "novel" by Clarke, I didn't understand the last scene at all. Until now, I have been thinking that nobody could, unless he would read the Clarke's novel based on which, beforehand. However, taking a look on the page of Wikipedia for this film, today I found that the novel "2001" didn't exist at the point of the film's premiere. Stanley Kubrick and Clarke wrote the screenplay for the movie "2001", it says. Clarke was writing the novel "2001" in parallel and it was published short after the release of the film. I wonder now how audiences and critics who watched this movie in 1968 were flabbergasted, and got angry.