March 1, 2013
It’s incredible to think that Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ was filmed in 1967/8 but as remarkable of an achievement that this film was, I have always found “Space Odyssey” to be quite unwatchable.
Regardless of the conspiracy theories swirling around Kubrick’s alleged involvement in “producing” the films of NASA’s later Lunar Landings – and the fact that the year 2001 came and went – and as far as is officially known, humans did not physically travel into the far fringes of the Galaxy and instead, all we got was this lousy 9/11 T-Shirt…
One more beef: Commercial airplanes still fly with virtually the same technology, with the same LONG flight times as they did, back in 1968…
Putting all of that aside, I find that the incredible futuristic sets and photography of Kubrick’s groundbreaking film are made much more entertaining (and oddly humorous) for me, when cut to German synthpop musician, Peter Schilling’s 1983 hit single, “Major Tom.”
Feb 13, 2007
Thought it would be fun to put visuals from the Stanley Kubrick film “2001” to Peter Schilling’s “Major Tom”. It turned out a lot better than I thought it would.