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Re: 2001: A Space Odyssey', Then And Now - Ledger

From: Donald Ledger <dledger@ns.sympatico.ca>
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 00:32:30 +0000
Fwd Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 14:17:45 +0000
Subject: Re:  2001: A Space Odyssey', Then And Now - Ledger

 >Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 01:26:33 -0800
 >From: Larry Hatch <larryhat@jps.net>
 >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@sympatico.ca>
 >Subject: Re: 2001: A Space Odyssey', Then And Now

 >>Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2001 17:29:02 +0000
 >>From: Donald Ledger <dledger@ns.sympatico.ca>
 >>To: updates@sympatico.ca
 >>Subject: Re: 2001: A Space Odyssey', Then And Now

 >>>Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2001 02:15:50 -0800
 >>>From: Larry Hatch <larryhat@jps.net>
 >>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@sympatico.ca>
 >>>Subject: Re: '2001: A Space Odyssey', Then And Now


 >>If I remember correctly - according to the book-the fetus was a
 >>Star Child and it set off all the nuclear weapon stockpiles on
 >>Earth. I don't think there were ever meant to be sequels.
 >>Eating is self explanatory.
 >>>Don Ledger

 >Awww, you cheated and read the book. I'm was talking about the
 >film alone, as a stand-alone presentation.

 >Its good to leave something to the imagination, but one must
 >give the viewer something to chew on as well. That was done
 >excellently in the interplay between the computer Hal, and the

 >This was decidedly _not_ done in the two scenes at the end I
 >mentioned. Perhaps its possible that the final scene was some
 >sort of mysterious cliff-hanger to get people talking about the
 >film, all to the benefit of the gate... not to mention any
 >possible sequel.

 >Maybe it was just two memorable scenes spliced together after
 >hacking 6 hours of film down to perhaps half of that.

 >As for the dining scene; the only self-explanatory things I saw
 >were that the food came on a plate, the plate sat on a table,
 >and the astronaut didn't stuff the grub in his ear. (My
 >personal opinion of course.)

Hi Larry,

Yeah. But I can't remember whether I read the book and saw the
movie or the other way around. Forgot to mention that Dave
Bowmen is or turned into the Star Child. Had a big meal before
he went back and blew up his home planet, that's all. In the
movie you don't see this because some producer said, "Hey!
Better not kill everyone off in case we do a sequel. Which they

Better to show a guy having a nice meal than blowing up a
planet. Besides he was probably hungry after that long movie.

Worked on me. Had to go for burgers later with the kids.

I wonder if that three hours you cut out of the movie Larry,
will end up in the re-release?

Don Ledger

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