Tuesday, November 17, 2009

January 7, 2010 - 2001: A Space Odyssey

While I know I had seen bits and pieces of 2001: A Space Odyssey growing up (the monolith and early man sequence to be sure), for a young member of the Star Wars Generation it was hard to appreciate such a slowly paced science fiction film.

The first time I really saw 2001 was on LaserDisc, where it was available in all its widescreen glory for the first time. Frankly, it's the only way in which the film should be seen. One could argue that a film of this nature, an audio/visual extravaganza, must be seen on a large screen to be truly appreciated.

I'll never forget Vonna arriving home from work to find me, somewhat awestruck, in front of the TV during the stargate sequence. I didn't actually get it until years later when I read Arthur C. Clarke's book for the first time. Since then, I've been a devout fan of both the book and the film.

We hope you'll join us when we go through the stargate on January 7th.

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