Dave's Next 50
Title: 2001: A Space Odyssey
Director: Stanley Kubriick
Starring: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter, Douglas Rain
Release Date: Apr. 6, 1968 (USA)
Running Time: 141 min
Genres: Adventure, Sci-Fi
I think the Monolith represents some form of higher intelligence, a seed of some sort, which causes man to discover tools and advance to the point at which he rediscovers it on the moon in 1999 and finally orbiting about Jupiter in 2001. The Star Child represents David Bowman after having evolved to a higher form of consciousness. As such, he is no longer made of matter and can now travel throughout the universe at will.
Here's the original trailer.
Here's a clip from "The Dawn of Man", in which the apes are visited by the Monolith and discover tools.
Here's a clip of David Bowman entering the Monolith.
Here's the trippy ending in which David Bowman gets transformed into the Star Child.
2001 - A Space Odyssey Blueprints Music Theme Sounds Trailer
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