Monthly Archives: July 2012

2001: A Space Trailer

This is too good not to share:

I was a big fan of 2001: A Space Odyssey when it came out in 1968 (I was in high school at the time).  I was already a science fiction fan by then, so it was a dream movie for a guy like me.  Later, in college, I majored in film and television, so came to appreciate the artistry of the film on a whole new level: as a visual tone poem by Stanley Kubrick.

It remains one of my favorite films, perhaps more for the memories and early exposure than for it being a great film that stands the test of time (although I rather think it is and does).  I still see it as a very beautiful film; the visual poetry remains. The soundtrack also is quite extraordinary, I think.

But I’m still waiting for those commercial TWA flights to the moonbase!

Anyway, enjoy the video. It’s a trailer for 2001 as if it were cut today (making the film a Thriller … in space).

Funniest thing I’ve seen all week, and I’m indebted to the Bad Astronomer, Phil Plait, for posting it! If you like space or astronomy (or science or cool things), this is a blog site you want to visit daily.  One of the best out there, as far as I’m concerned.