A Space Odyssey at 50


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2001: A Space Odyssey, half a century later.

It’s been 50 years since 2001: A Space Odyssey got under my skin.  And this movie is coming around for a big victory lap.  The movie 2001: A Space Odyssey and Stanley Kubrick, really made me think deeper than I would have if I hadn’t seen it if you know what I mean.  As a seven-year-old back then, (yes, I’m that old) I was glued to the space program anyway.  This was 1968 and I was ruminating lots of thoughts, and not just about the tech of film-making.  There was religion, physics, math, education, the meaning of life and exploration.

By the end of that first year, I’d been to see 2001 so many times in the city with my parents, and a man hadn’t even walked on the moon.  I collected models of the lunar vehicles, the shuttle, and even had…

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