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Old September 24 2012, 05:15 AM   #64
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Re: There's no one like Kubrick

I don't think even Clarke quite got where Kubrick was going, and so I think the novel is more Clarke's take on the events than what Kubrick thought it meant.

What's delightful about seeing 2001 on a big screen with an audience that appreciates Kubrick is that there are moments in the film that get laughs, notably HAL's, "I know I have made some bad decisions lately," in reference to his murdering the rest of the crew and marooning Dave outside to die. One thing that always gets an unintentional laugh on the big screen (impossible to see on DVD) is when Dave asks HAL for a hard copy, and what pops out is a punch card!
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