Re: 2001's gospel message

David_Bowman@georgetowncollege.edu
Thu, 4 Nov 1999 17:34:58 -0500

Regarding Paul Arveson's interpretation of the enigmatic end of 2001:
> ...
>My interpretation: Dave took a long time, trying to save himself,
>trying to escape death by means of technology, proud of his
>victory in even overcoming the murderous HAL. But when he is
>imprisoned alone within himself, after an extended period of time,
>he comes to the end of himself. On his deathbed, he finally
>gives in and submits to the will of the Power that is greater than
>him. Immediately the heavenly gate is opened, the key having
>been found. Dave is reborn in a new creation.
>
>(Go back and see the film, and check out my interpretation for
>yourself).
>
>Now, do you think Kubrick would have interpreted it that way?

I don't know what to think about this experience. I was still much
too dizzy from the previous high speed psychedelic ride in the pod to
be able to appreciate much of what was happening to me.

David Bowman
David_Bowman@georgetowncollege.edu