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message 1: by ashley (new)

ashley c Yay, great review Joe! Completely agree about the black monolith being a compelling alien form, I loved the idea :)


message 2: by Carmen (new)

Carmen Great review.


message 3: by Barbara (new)

Barbara Good review Joe. Thanks for explaining some mysterious stuff I didn't quite get when I saw the movie :)


message 4: by Debbie (new)

Debbie Zapata Wonderful review, Joe. I need to read this again, and see the movie again. I'm sure I will 'see' it all differently now than in my younger days.


message 5: by Laura (new)

Laura Leaney I believe in Science too!


message 6: by Kandice (new)

Kandice Amazing review! I remember being a bit obsessed with this movie as a kid (hating 2010) and then reading the book and feeling justified in my love.


message 7: by James (new)

James Thane A fantastic review, Joe. I've long been a fan of both the book and the movie.


message 8: by Paul (new)

Paul E. Morph A fantastic review of a fantastic book.


message 9: by Joe (new)

Joe Valdez Ashley wrote: "Yay, great review Joe! Completely agree about the black monolith being a compelling alien form, I loved the idea :)"

Thanks so much, Ashley. I watched the movie last night and noticed the similarities in how the man-apes and the astronaut respond to the monolith despite being separated by 3 million years of evolution.


message 10: by Joe (new)

Joe Valdez Carmen wrote: "Great review."

Gracias, linda.


message 11: by Joe (new)

Joe Valdez Barbara wrote: "Good review Joe. Thanks for explaining some mysterious stuff I didn't quite get when I saw the movie :)"

You're welcome, Barbara. Whatever I can explain I've cribbed from people who are smarter than me.


message 12: by Joe (last edited Jul 31, 2016 10:15AM) (new)

Joe Valdez Debbie wrote: "Wonderful review, Joe. I need to read this again, and see the movie again. I'm sure I will 'see' it all differently now than in my younger days."

I'd hoped that Netflix offered 2001 for streaming on Netflix, but when they didn't, I had to steal it. For educational purposes. It was a good version, in the original aspect ratio with the MGM logo that was on the front of theatrical print. The György Ligeti music that Kubrick uses whenever the monolith appears is still pretty terrifying.


message 13: by Joe (new)

Joe Valdez Laura wrote: "I believe in Science too!"

You have my vote, Laura.


message 14: by Joe (new)

Joe Valdez James wrote: "A fantastic review, Joe. I've long been a fan of both the book and the movie."

Thanks so much, James. I'm critical of science fiction authors like Clarke and his peers, but am glad I set my prejudices aside to read this.


message 15: by Joe (new)

Joe Valdez Paul wrote: "A fantastic review of a fantastic book."

Thank you for that, Paul. I'm glad you've enjoyed 2001.


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