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#82

As I said I didn’t care. Huge gulf between qaulity of both films but I was a fan of Clarke’s sci fi writing before I was a fan of Kubrick’s. The sentinel is still a fine short story as is Clarke’s early work. If he made a few quid of three subsequent books I couldn’t care.


#83

In fairness it’s more the film than the books I have an issue with. But either way I think it should have been left alone. I wonder what Kubrick thought of it?


#84

I don’t know actually, probably not much! And to be honest I have more of emotional attachment to that film because I remember watching it with my dad in the 80’s when it was shown on tv and it’s one of the happier memories I have of him. Though I wouldn’t be surprised if he gave out about it saying it was crap compared to 2001!

Had a quick Google on Kubrick’s and 2010

https://www.quora.com/Why-didnt-Stanley-Kubrick-direct-2010-Odyssey-Two-the-sequel-to-2001-A-Space-Odyssey


#85

In other news , there’s a sequel of sorts on the way for The Shining .


#86

I only watched 2010 after you mentioned it here a while back . Thought it was grand , far easier to digest than 2001 , almost a dumbed down version , not to take anything away from it .
I think I’ve watched 2001 once & its not something I’ll bother watching again . But if 2010 was on I’d watch it again .


#87

The book isn’t bad and you can understand King revisiting it. A lot of his books have interconnections. But it’s no Shining. And the film won’t be either.


#88

I could watch 2001 no problems yeah it’s slow moving but still a master piece.

Roy Schneider and Bob balaban where excellent in 2010. It was ambitious to make after 2001.

Clarke released two novels after 2010 2065 was fairly bland though I did enjoy 3001 about Frank Poole. If you ever could lay yer hands on Clarke’s collected short story’s. Great reading.


#89

Yeah , i might do , some very interesting stuff .
Just read a little about Nine Billion Names of God .That could have been a decent movie adaptation , possibly change the ending .


#90

Deep impact was based on the hammer of God.


#91

You liked yeh? Have to catch that, love ML’s stuff, but still haven’t caught up on all of it.


#92

It’s very good but a bit heavy.


#93

Very good , lots of unseen footage , good insight into his life .


#94

Great stuff, defo have a goo and a gander at that


#95

#96

2 excellent calls.


#97

Brilliant, can’t wait. “Life’s not short enough Ollie.” “You’re so right Stan”.

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