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John David Ebert on 2001 A Space Odyssey

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  1. 1 On February 9th, 2010, Kyle W. Elsbernd said:

    The best explanation I have heard yet for the monolith is that it represents…the screen. Man’s idolatry of the movie screen (the dimensions of which approximate the obolisk)would be irresistible for Kubrick as the apotheosis of man’s development. Kubrick practically hits us over the head with the inference, almost to the point of humor. For example, the event horizon in hyperdrive is rotated 180 degrees as a clue that we should rotate the monolith…
    I find your analysis completely consistent with this interpretation. Your website is brilliant and enlightening.

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