2001

Originally posted August 19, 2013

I’d have given anything to have my own PacMan game at home.
I used to have to get a ride down to the arcade. Now I’ve got it on my phone.

Brad Paisley, “Welcome to the Future”

To paraphrase Brad Paisley:

I’d have given anything to have 2001 A Space Odyssey at home.
I used to have to get a ride down to the theater. Now I’ve got it on my phone. 🙂

“The Summer of Reblogs”

Contrafactual

I started this essay a while ago, but I never finished it.
If you haven’t read Welcome to the Future, I suggest that you start >> HERE <<

Excerpted from Welcome to the Future

In 1968, a year before Neil and Buzz first frolicked on the Moon, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer released Stanley Kubrick’s epic 2001 A Space Odyssey. I begged and pleaded with my dad to take me to the Miami showing which debuted in 70mm ultra-widescreen Cinerama – the IMAX of its day. The 142 minute long movie was unique in its realistic depiction of space flight, with ground breaking special effects and a powerful musical score. It was equally unique in its use of long periods of silence to portray the vast distances and length of time required to travel to Jupiter. The original showing even had an intermission. 2001 opened to mixed reviews. My dad and I…

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