Someone please explain the ending to me like im a 5 year old. A space odyssey, david bowman enters in a room decorated as a hotel. The i might puke face fast forward to 2017, one of my buddies called me up and said, sreyas, 2001. The dawn of man is a testament to the genius of kubrick, and cleverly sets up the films forthcoming narrative, to produce one of the greatest science fiction films ever. But perhaps the best thing about the ending is its. So then he is reincarnated in advanced spirit and new. A space odyssey is wait, what the hell happened exactly. Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. All right, now that ive explained the monolith and what its purpose serves i can explain the ending in detail. Two of the novels have been made into feature films, released in 1968 and 1984 respectively. In a newly unearthed interview, the ending of 2001.
A space odyssey and its mysterious ending, he did attempt to let viewers know what his intention was. Although kubricks movie is a masterpiece for several reasons, i was never able to understand what exactly was happening, especially towards the end, without reading the clarke novel. It was nominated for four academy awards, and received one for visual effects. This instalment is in two parts and is slightly different. A space odyssey is possibly the most famous computer in cinema history and one of the most cryptic fictional characters of all. Still, some others say its just daves fever dream as he runs out of oxygen on the planet. From a general summary to chapter summaries to explanations of famous quotes, the sparknotes 2001. Clarke, wanted to leave the film open to philosophical and allegorical interpretation, purposely presenting the final sequences of the film.
A space odyssey is 50 years old this year, and people have been wondering about its enigmatic ending ever since the film blew audiences minds. In 1969, kubrick told joseph gelmis you begin with an artifact left on earth four million years ago by extraterrestrial explorers who observed the behavior of the manapes of the time and decided to influence their evolutionary progression. A space odyssey study guide has everything you need to ace quizzes, tests, and essays. Mar 03, 2016 when writing the earlier posting on the movie, 2001. So whats up with the title is that clarke is saying, that old greek dude went on a long voyage and had adventures way back when, and so heres a story about the future of 2001, when some other dude is going to go on an awesome voyage also.
The following content is mainly based off of arthur c. A space odyssey has finally been explained by the 1968 scifi movies director, stanley. What on earth did the end of 2001 a space odyssey mean. A space odyssey seem to become more relevant as time marches on. Clarke, and how it changed our vision of the future forever. A space odyssey is based on the final version of the script for the 1968 motion picture, but, even so, in some regards they differ due to late changes made by director stanley kubrick to that picture after the novel had largely been completed. At the films conclusion, a monolith looms again, when the ships sole. It was developed concurrently with stanley kubricks film version and published after the release of the film. A space odyssey movie features bizarre colours and the main character appearing in a bed, then becoming an old man and finally a fetus.
Clarke and kubrick worked on the book together, but eventually only clarke ended up as the official author. Did stanley kubrick finally explain the films ending. Behind every man now alive stand thirty ghosts, for that is the ratio by which the dead outnumber the living. So it seems logical the two talked about this a lot and just chose to interpret the. Frank poole was one of the main characters of 2001. Just finished reading the book, 2001 space odyssey. It contains the answers to all the questions it advances. I guess my thing is, if you can silence the voice of mediocrity, then what is. Ive come a long way from cowering in fear when id hear the opening brass of thus spake zarathustra. A space odyssey is today recognized by many critics and audiences as one of the greatest films ever made. Which is, ultimately, never true of a film that costs that much money laid out by a major studio mgm, in this case, though ill concede that if by difficult one means the ending is a deliberately obscurantist explosion of borderline nonsense, then i can see why youd think that. It was apparently intended in an early version of the script that the starchild would simultaneously detonate all of these nuclear devices upon returning to earth thus bringing an end to the space warfare threat.
I was asked by a friend why had i never read the iconic scifi book, 2001 space odyssey. In a 1969 interview with joseph gelmis, kubrick explained the plot in a very straightforward manner. A space odyssey is a 1968 science fiction novel by british writer arthur c. A space odyssey and you loved it but you kinda dont. All the parts of the movie that are vague and unintelligible, especially the beginning and the end, become clear and convincing in the book.
The director of the film, stanley kubrick, and the writer, arthur c. But stanley kubrick always managed to do that with his movies and having now watched 2001. The odyssey is a long greek poem by homer about a dude named odysseus who goes on a long voyage. Clarke and stanley kubrick teamed up on the mindblowing 1968 film 2001.
Update, the new penguin galaxy edition is beautiful. He was a scientist and astronaut that worked alongside dr. A space odyssey, which had so tormented me in my youth, is my favorite movie of all time. The same is true, i believe, of stanley kubricks parable 2001. In english, deutsch, espanol, francais, hrvatski, italiano, portugues, turkce. Stanley kubrick talks about the 2001 a space odyssey. Directed amazingly by stanley kubrick and brilliantly acted, filmed, written, and composed.
A space odyssey has been analysed and interpreted by numerous people, ranging from professional movie critics to amateur writers and science fiction fans. Kubrick liked to work from books, and since a suitable one did not yet exist. I found the book gripping and intellectually satisfying, full of the tension and clarity which the movie lacks. A space odyssey is as mysterious, stunning and current as ever. Clarke has also written a lot of books, like the space odyssey series, childhoods end, and many more. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of 2001. The screenplay was written by kubrick and arthur c. There are many people who think 2001 is about the afterlife, or how nothing really matters.
President kennedy had announced american intentions to reach the moon by the end of the decade, the russians were well ahead in their own space p. The real meaning behind these confusing movie endings. If you have a question please ask below and i will get back to you as soon as possible. Clarke has many degrees that allow him to give depth to the plot. Well explore the events in the book, discuss and analyze its main themes, and finish with a short quiz. A space odyssey is a 1968 epic science fiction film produced and directed by stanley kubrick. Here, actor keir dullea poses in the equipment storage corridor to one. It seems to explain the ending of the film more clearly.
A space odyssey concludes as a visual poem which tells a story about human evolution and steps taken to get there. Its worth noting this description is not very different from the events of the 2001 novel by arthur c. The meaning of the ending of 2001 according to stanley kubrick. A space odyssey, i came across several interpretations of the cryptic ending that consists of only images with no explanatory dialog, and i agreed with none of them. One of the more common reactions to stanley kubricks 2001. A space odyssey wasnt so much a movie based upon a book as much as it was a collaboration between kubrick and clarke. A space odyssey chronicles the creation of the epic scifi movie. What it means, and how it was made fifty years ago, stanley kubrick and arthur c. A space odyssey film community note includes chapterbychapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and. I am not saying they were wrong, just not how i interpreted it. In a 1969 interview with joseph gelmis, kubrick explained the plot in a very straightforwar. A space odyssey about seven years back and almost losing my mind during the overlong stargate sequence and what followed after that acid trip. Sep 05, 2008 what on earth did the end of 2001 a space odyssey mean. See more ideas about 2001 a space odyssey, stanley kubrick and sci fi movies.
A space odyssey is a series of vignettes about an ancient and unknown race of aliens that use a device in the shape of a monolith to encourage the development of intelligent life. The earth people say, this ending sucks, and they shoot nuclear missiles at himor maybe theyre shooting missiles at each other. A space odyssey, this amazing book was written by arthur c. Movie endings dont get any more iconic or enigmatic than the final 15 minutes of stanley kubricks 2001. David restores the ship to working order after the halmurderingfourpeople episode. A space odyssey how kubricks scifi changed the very form of cinema. I always found this a pretty disappointing end to the film because it seemed to make no sense. Which is, ultimately, never true of a film that costs that much money laid out by a major studio mgm, in this case, though ill concede that if by difficult one means the ending is a deliberately obscurantist explosion of borderline.
I was asked by a friend why had i never read the iconic scifi book, 2001space odyssey. May 22, 2007 ive watched 2001 a space odyssey several times and everyone has different opinions on it but i was curious to know what the monolith really is and near the end of the movie in 2001 what is all the trippy colors and the astronaut in the room eating dinner and aging supposed to be. Ive watched 2001 a space odyssey several times and everyone has different opinions on it but i was curious to know what the monolith really is and near the end of the movie in 2001 what is all the trippy colors and the astronaut in the room eating dinner and aging. Sep 20, 2016 our cinefix series, whats the difference, rounded up the differences between the 2001. This may be stanley kubrick himself explaining the end of 2001. Much like the star child of the film, the origins of this video are a little complicated and weird. Get a full month of mubi, a handpicked selection of cult, classic and award winning films, for free. He concludes that the homicidal hal had cracked due to inner conflicts regarding the true nature of the mission.
Clarke, and was inspired by clarkes short story the sentinel and other short stories by clarke. A space odyssey ending explained by stanley kubrick. A space odyssey was a visual effects pioneer 2001 casts an enormous shadow on the last halfcentury of pop culture, let alone the sciencefiction genre. Though this does not happen in the movie its significant that when the starchild returns to earth there are no satellites or. After you have read the story of lazarus in the bible, you dont need anyone to explain it to you. The end of 2001 has david bowman as space baby starchild whooshing through hyperawesomewhateverspace back to earth. Just watched it again, first time i was very young and dont really remember anything other than the pretty pictures and the apes. After seeing space odyssey, i read arthur clarkes book. Clarkes 2001 to stanley kubricks 2001, even though kubricks movie broke more ground than clarkes novel.
The monolith is somekind of step to a higher evolution level made by aliens. A space odyssey film, cowritten by stanley kubrick and arthur c. Behind every man now alive stand thirty ghosts, for that is the ratio by which the dead outnu. A video has surfaced which appears to feature stanley kubrick himself explaining the end of 1968s 2001. Clarkes novel, which was developed concurrently with the film. A space odyssey ending explained by acid flashbacks. He must manually check all the systems on a regular basis. Unfollow 2001 a space odyssey book to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. A kind of zoo of humans for aliens where they can see you, but you cant see them i remember that in the book, the decoration was similar to a hotel, but with low definition, you couldnt read the labels of the food neither the books, as everything. Jun 11, 20 we look back at the landmark scifi masterpiece 2001. The first occurrence on earth appears in ancient africa four million years ago where it helps a group of proto.
The book disposes of several mysteries that the film intentionally withholds from the audience, and in my opinion it made for a much more cohesive story. David bowmans journey into the vortex has spawned countless fan theories and discussions about what exactly happens to the character, but it now appears the most important voice of all has weighed in on the ending. A space odyssey at fifty heres why kubrick and clarkes masterpiece is the most important, influential scifi film ever made. Bowman ends up in a room somewhere in one universe or another, and we have no idea where. A space odyssey is still the ultimate trip the rerelease of stanley kubricks masterpiece encourages us to reflect again on where were coming from and where were going. Also is 2010 worth watching, im wondering do you ever even see aliens or anything or is just the monolyth again. Clarke, wanted to leave the film open to philosophical and allegorical interpretation, purposely presenting the final sequences of the film without the underlying thread being apparent. Summary of 2001 a space odyssey and personal response essay. That last room where pete postlethwaite is dying is definitely reminiscent of the end of 2001.
Were not going to sit around and explain the ending. A space odyssey, alien and her so dont be surprised to see those pop up in my writing from time to time. Clarkes novel 2001 a space odyssey, his short story the sentinel. A space odyssey a couple of times, i can officially say that i understand what kubrick did with this movie. The ending is largely symbolic, so take all of this with a grain of salt. The space odyssey series is a series of science fiction novels by the writer arthur c. A space odyssey has fascinated audiences for years. Were now 18 years past 2001, weve never been to jupiter, and the enigmatic ending of the movie still haunts the generations who watch it. A space odyssey is the sort of movie that frequently gets called difficult. A space odyssey s ending is famous among strange film endings, and when you consider that the competition includes magnolia, mulholland drive, and rockadoodle, thats sayin something. Both of them were the first to realize that hal was capable of making errors, and they talked about having him shut down. Get a full month of mubi, a handpicked selection of cult, classic and awardwinning films, for free. A space odyssey was a film aboutwell, what is about.660 717 681 1402 1487 1489 793 693 1454 53 535 991 475 946 775 1308 1176 95 907 442 1506 1133 609 1133 977 296 92 1279 1254 169 34 364 68 935 1457 719 598 283 1469 455 1031 793 372 1449 504 634