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Spartacus Main Title - Alex North. Mission Controller: [Last Lines] Eighteen months ago the first evidence of intelligent life off the Earth was discovered. It was buried 40 feet below the lunar surface near the crater Tycho. Except for a single very powerful radio emission aimed at Jupiter the four-million year old black monolith has remained completely inert. Its origin and purpose are still a total mystery Mission Controller: [last Lines] Eighteen months ago the first evidence of intelligent life off the Earth was discovered.
It's origin and purpose are still a total mystery Bowman: Open the pod bay doors HAL. Bowman: "My God, it's full of stars. Bowman: My God, it's full of stars. Heywood Floyd: Is there anything else special that you would like for your birthday? Floyd's Daughter: A bush baby. Heywood Floyd: A bush baby. Well, we'll have to see about that. Heywood Floyd: [Learning about the monolith] Deliberately buried. Bowman: You know of course though he's right about the series having a perfect operational record.
They do. Poole: Unfortunately that sounds a little like famous last words. Heywood Floyd: [Referencing the monolith] Its origin and purpose are still a total mystery. HAL [While being shutdown] I'm afraid. I'm afraid, Dave. Dave, my mind is going. I can feel it. My mind is going. There is no question about it. I'm a Many non-English language versions of the film do not use the song "Daisy".
On June 25, , a version of the film specially remastered by Warner Bros, without the music soundtrack, opened the three hundred and fiftieth anniversary celebrations of the Royal Society at Southbank Centre in cooperation with the British Film Institute. The score was played live by the Philharmonia Orchestra and Choir. These later two performances were played by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and sung by the Philharmonia Choir, the latter as part of a more general programme of similar events entitled "Film Scores Live.
On June 14, , a repeat presentation of the film accompanied by live orchestra and choir was performed at Symphony Hall in Birmingham , again accompanied by the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Benjamin Wallfisch together with the choir Ex Cathedra. The theme is used both at the start and at the conclusion of the film.
Composers Richard and Johann Strauss are not related. Ligeti admired Kubrick's film, but in addition to being irritated by Kubrick's failure to obtain permission directly from him, he was offended that his music was used in a film soundtrack shared by composers Johann and Richard Strauss.
It is subsequently heard when an ape first learns to use a tool, and when Bowman is transformed into the Star-Child at the end of the film. Zarathustra thus acts as a bookend for the beginning and end of the film, and as a motif signifying evolutionary transformations, first from ape to man, then from man to Star-Child. This piece was originally inspired by the philosopher Nietzsche's book of the same name which alludes briefly to the relationship of ape to man and man to Superman.
The Blue Danube appears in two intricate and extended space travel sequences as well as the closing credits. The first of these is the particularly famous sequence of the PanAm space plane docking at Space Station V. Ligeti's Requiem is heard three times, all of them during appearances of the monolith. The first is its encounter with apes just before the Zarathustra -accompanied ape discovery of the tool.
The second is the monolith's discovery on the Moon, and the third is Bowman's approach to it around Jupiter just before he enters the Star Gate. No music is heard during the monolith's much briefer final appearance in Dave Bowman's celestial bedroom which immediately precedes the Zarathustra -accompanied transformation of Bowman into the Star-Child.
Other music used is Ligeti's Lux Aeterna and an electronically altered form of his Aventures , the last of which was so used without Ligeti's permission and is not listed in the film's credits. Since the film, Also sprach Zarathustra has been used in many other contexts. It was used by the BBC and by CTV in Canada as the introductory theme music for their television coverage of the Apollo space missions , as well as stage entrance music for multiple acts including Elvis Presley late in his career.
Jazz and rock variants of the theme have also been composed, the most well known being the arrangement by Eumir Deodato itself used in the film Being There. HAL's "Daisy Bell" also has been frequently used in the comedy industry to denote both humans and machines in an advanced stage of madness. The initial MGM soundtrack album release contained none of the material from the altered and uncredited rendition of "Aventures", used a different recording of "Also Sprach Zarathustra" than that heard in the film, and a longer excerpt of "Lux Aeterna" than that in the film.
The soundtrack was a commercial success, reaching the 24th spot at the Billboard ,   and receiving a RIAA certification of Gold for an excess of , copies. As additional "bonus tracks" at the end, this CD includes the versions of "Zarathustra" and "Lux Aeterna" on the old MGM soundtrack, an unaltered performance of "Aventures", and a nine-minute compilation of all of Hal's dialogue from the film.
The end music credits do not list a conductor and orchestra for "Also Sprach Zarathustra. After the movie's successful release, Decca tried to rectify its blunder by re-releasing the recording with an "As Heard in " flag printed on the album cover. John Culshaw recounts the incident in "Putting the Record Straight" Not that the characters have ever been the high point of the Odyssey series, with the exception of maybe Hal and Dave.
It's always been about the adventure, the journey to get to the plot. The characters were always basically two-dimensional, and that was fine because it wasn't a character driven story. It's unfortunate that Odyssey ends on such a low point, when the first two were so good and the third passable. It won't go without recommendation - it's still a rather unique take on the future and one of the grandaddies of sci-fi.
The good also far outweighs the bad in the series, with space descriptions that make you believe you were standing right there next to them. So if you haven't yet, check out these books, watch the movies, something. Odyssey is something that everyone - young and old - should experience. View 1 comment. Fourth and the final book in the Space Odyssey saga.
It was astonishing, as this book too, continues to pour the wonders and awesomeness of evolution, and future-tech alike. Unlike in Book three , which lacked anything about the advancements in technology, this book makes up for it, totally! Frank Poole's experiences after returning back a millennia later, into Star City, a ringed structure at the Geostationary Earth Orbit connected to Earth by four Space Towers at the Equator, and his lear Fourth and the final book in the Space Odyssey saga.
Frank Poole's experiences after returning back a millennia later, into Star City, a ringed structure at the Geostationary Earth Orbit connected to Earth by four Space Towers at the Equator, and his learning of changes that have happened within the thousand years, made it an awesome read. This itself makes up about forty percent of the book. Written very vividly, it actually puts the reader in the middle of the situations describing almost everything that is necessary.
Some parts of the text were edited repeats from Book 1 and 2. However, I felt they were interesting to read again. This book finally answers the questions of mystery with regard to the monoliths. As far as the ending of the saga goes, I did not love it as much, but it wasn't bad at all.
I wish there were more books in this Space Odyssey series. Will certainly miss them. The reader, I feel needs to take into consideration that the four books in the set do not comprise a single story, as is already put forth by the writer at the beginning of Book II, III, and in the valediction of Book IV.
Being written in a span of thirty years, and without planning for any sequels, it isn't easy to maintain proper continuity and consistency within any of the books. I would prefer to be optimistic, that the presence of these books in my life is better than not having the writer to have ever written them. Aug 19, Hope rated it did not like it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. They told me - don't bother reading , it's not worth it. I knew they were right.
But partially from a need to complete the series, and partially out of morbid curiosity, I read it anyway. It's awful. It's only saving grace is being just pages. There are a few beautiful passages - all lifted directly from the other novels in the series. He makes some interesting social commentary, but that's overwhelmed by his diatribes against religion.
Again, instead of ending it just frays away. What p They told me - don't bother reading , it's not worth it. What plot there is ends, but it's an unsatisfying end.
I will say this much for it - he does a nice job of handling a man sent years in the future. It's not an easy task, and he did it well. I also enjoyed the references to other SF works, and possibly seeing the origin on things in more recent SF stories. I'd much rather tell you about this book than have you suffer through reading it. So, it's the year In an amazing coincidence, a ship finds the body of Frank Poole, the astronaut HAL knocked into space in Becuase of the advances in medical science, he can be brought back to life.
Can we say Mary Sue boys and girls? I knew you could. And why write a knew character, when you can just bring one back from the dead. But I digress. He gets used to living in the future, and the author gets to hold forth on what's wrong with humanity in the second millinium. For poorly explained reasons, Frank decided to try and contact Dave Bowman, by landing on Europa.
In this process he meets a philosopher who holds forth at lenght about the insanity of religion. Somehow this is related to landing on Europa, although I do not at all understand how.
The landing works! Frank is now the only being in conact with the only being who can contact the Monolith. Frank goes back home, and goes on with his life. At some point, Dave gets in touch with him, basically pointing out that, based on 20th century information about humanity, the makers of the monolith have decided that Humanity has gone completely wrong and should be wiped out. Frank passes along that information, and watches as the great minds of the day figure out a way to stop their destruction.
They gather the worst computer viruses they can find, send Frank back to Europa, and as him to ask Dave to be the Trojan Horse who delivers the computer viruses. They also give him a memory device to download himself to, to try and save him from the same fate as the monoliths.
It works, humanity is just barely saved from destruction, but Dave's consciousness is still infected with the viruses he delivered and so cannot be contacted.
Frank goes on with his life, missing his old friend. No, really. That's how it ends. There's no hint of him in this book - nothing. Aug 10, Peter Tillman rated it it was amazing Shelves: reread-list , science-fiction , sci-tech , history. My review: Rating: strong "A" for rigorous extrapolation, by a [then] living monument from the dawn of the Space Age.
Thankfully, it's better-written than those, but Sir Arthur won't be remembered as a prose stylist. The plot outline is familiar by now - Frank Poole is revived after a thousand years as a cryo-corpse - flung into space in by the malevolent HAL. He My review: Rating: strong "A" for rigorous extrapolation, by a [then] living monument from the dawn of the Space Age.
The Dream Team then saves humanity from the latest Monolith Crisis. The wonders of are genuine, and rigorously [note 1] extrapolated. Four great towers support a Star City ring around the world. Civilisation runs by tapping limitless energy from the vacuum. Spacecraft and Star City elevators operate on inertialess drives The first material strong enough to build a Space Elevator is the buckytube, discovered in , and so noted by the discoverer, Nobelist R.
Richard Feynman [allegedly] once remarked that the vacuum-energy contained in a coffee-cup could boil off the world's oceans. There are tantalizing hints that inertia and gravitation could be electromagnetic phenomena, linked thru the Zero Point field Literature citations extend up to late The end-notes alone are worth the price of admission. Sir Arthur himself has historic context - he wrote "The Sentinel" in , just 3 years after publishing the theory of communication satellites.
Clarke and Kubrick started working on "" in , using "The Sentinel" as a starting-point. Clarke's reputation is such that, if our civilisation is still extant in , people will be reading his predictions with interest and no doubt amusement.
He was a living monument of the early Space Age. No one who is seriously interested in the future of science and humanity should miss this book. Playing with the net up is what I mean. View all 4 comments. Of the two astronauts awake on the spaceship Discovery when the super-computer HAL went nuts, Frank Poole certainly drew the short straw. While Dave Bowman ended up an immortal extraterrestrial hybrid with the powers of a god, poor Poole ended up left for dead and floating off into the cold vacuum of space.
Left for dead, but not - as we discover at the start of the fourth and final Space Odyssey story - actually dead. His body frozen into an effective state of hibernation, Poole floats unconscio Of the two astronauts awake on the spaceship Discovery when the super-computer HAL went nuts, Frank Poole certainly drew the short straw. His body frozen into an effective state of hibernation, Poole floats unconscious around the galaxy for a thousand years before being picked up and successfully resuscitated.
What must it feel like to fall asleep and wake up a millennium into the future? The first part of this book answers that with a mixture of culture-shock, humor and awe.
As always, Clarke's extrapolations come from the latest scientific ideas of the time. Poole finds himself in city tens of thousands of miles above the equator, gets fitted with his own personal computer called a Braincap, watches asteroids being hurled at Venus in order to cool the planet down and meets genetically engineered dinosaurs that make ideal babysitters!
When the story itself kicks in somewhere past the midway point, however, it proves to be thinner than the atmosphere of Mercury, nor does the ending qualify as a satisfactory conclusion to the writer's signature work. Still, the first half is fun, and the brief prologue which gives a quick account of the evolution of the Monoliths, entitled 'The Firstborn', is a stark and beautiful piece of writing that you wouldn't commonly associate with Clarke. Sep 05, David rated it did not like it Shelves: science-fiction , fucked-up-shite.
Finally I've reached the end of the journey Honestly I can't understand how even got published. No identifiable Lead character in most of the books, no clear objective for what lead there was, the books meander around for the most part with dated and ludicrous speculation and no confrontation until the end, and what there was of a knockout closing seemed to appear out of nowhere.
Internal conflict in the Finally I've reached the end of the journey Hope there is a hell so he's burning in the lake of fire reserved for failed, but published, authors. View all 3 comments. Aug 31, Efka rated it it was amazing Shelves: sci-fi. A great ending of a series. And it's even more astonishing that Arthur C. Clarke managed to end his famous series by writing an utopia, which is not so very common a genre, isn't it? It's short, but it's really well done and the reason of taking us to the year is brilliant.
Certainly is as good as View 2 comments. Not a very strong ending to the series but it was still enjoyable. The first two were the best though. Oct 13, Todd rated it liked it Shelves: science-fiction. The late Arthur C. Clarke is one of my favorite science fiction writers and A Space Odyssey, based on an earlier short story of his, The Sentinel , has always been something of a spiritual experience for me, even though I am not prone to spiritual experiences.
But, given the prescient depiction of the moon and our galaxy in those pre-Apollo mission days, both film and book are breathtaking. No one in the auditorium moved to peel ourselves off the uncomfortable seats. It was a hot summer day and the air conditioning had died halfway through the movie…yet nothing mattered.
There was just this weird feeling that something happened.Dr. David “Dave” Bowman is a central character who appears throughout the science-fiction Space Odyssey series. He is the main protagonist of A Space Odyssey in both the novel and film. He becomes a non corporeal entity in Odyssey Two the novel, and in the movie adaption, The Year We Make Contact. In the two movies, Bowman is played by Keir Dullea. In , David Bowman.