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Hi Teddy,

A small peice on "The Matrix" is in the pipeline - another very interesting film!

There's a little more I'd like to add to "2001"...

David Bowman and Sagittarius

Kubrick uses esoteric allegories through out the film. The obvious analogies are the celestial alignments that proceed each of the alchemical transmutations in the film. The second main allegory is that it is a stone that initiates these transmutations. But there are others hints that are just as curious.



Bowman (David Bowman, the main character of "2001") is also a name for the constellation Sagittarius. Which is a man with a bow. This on it's own may appear to be uninteresting but this concerns the position of the center of the galaxy. This point in the sky is found right next to the constellation of Sagittarius. In fact, the Bow-Man of Sagittarius is shooting his arrow right into the heart of the Milky Way galaxy. Bowman represents Sagittarius' arrow as it passes through the center of the galaxy. This is also echoed later in the "beyond the infinite" sequence where Bowman witnesses an exploding galaxy.



Above: Sagittarius area of the Milky Way

"At the very edge of Sagittarius, at the border to Ophiuchus and Scorpius lies the center of our galaxy. It lies about 30000 lightyears distant." - University of Arizona Lunar Planetary Laboratory



Sagittarius as potrayed in ICG Comics!

"Sagittarius originally served as the galaxys' greatest bounty hunter. He was often hired by the GLEA itself to track down and "eliminate" intergalactic criminals they were unable to apprehend. Eventually, he found himself travelling to the Earth in pursuit of the hired assassin known as the Fish. The trail led him to Zodiac Mountain, where he encountered Orion and Andromeda. Orion was forming a new Zodiac, and astonishingly, Sagittarius agreed to join. He gave up the life of a bounty hunter to instead serve the cause of justice at the side of new friends and allies. Recently, he and Andromeda formed a new Zodiac with the children of the old members. Sagittarius' tracking skills are augmented by his deadly proficiency with the bow."

Milo

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An Interpretation of Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" 290 Milo 10-Jul-02 15:31
Good Film! 89 Teddy Barrington 10-Jul-02 15:58
David Bowman and Sagittarius 495 Milo 10-Jul-02 16:55
Re: An Interpretation of Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" 101 Carlos_cmsahe 10-Jul-02 16:59
Re: An Interpretation of Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" 132 Chris Palko 10-Jul-02 20:34
2001: a mars odyssey 127 Holger Isenberg 12-Jul-02 11:41
More interesting than the film 125 drak1 10-Jul-02 20:34
666 and 33 again! 156 Milo 10-Jul-02 20:43
Zam zam - well . . . 189 drak1 10-Jul-02 21:05
Re: Zam zam - well . . . 189 Milo 10-Jul-02 21:31
Re: An Interpretation of Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" 105 Timothy 10-Jul-02 20:44
Here are some more amusing tit bits 94 Milo 10-Jul-02 20:49
Re: An Interpretation of Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" 125 Pete VanderZwet 10-Jul-02 21:00
Roger Ebert's Original Review from The Chicago Sun-Times 87 Milo 10-Jul-02 21:11
Re: An Interpretation of Stanley Kubrick's "2001: YES...MB 141 Orion von Koch 10-Jul-02 22:12
Re: An Interpretation of Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" 112 Jergat 11-Jul-02 01:12
I hope you approve Milo: 110 Don Barone 11-Jul-02 03:01
Re: I hope you approve Milo: 234 Milo 11-Jul-02 18:47
Add one more black monolith ? 172 Astikapati 11-Jul-02 10:34
Re: Add one more black monolith ? 202 mason 11-Jul-02 11:04
Re: Add one more black monolith ? 142 lovejoy 11-Jul-02 12:12
My first, and all-time favourite movie. N/T. 152 mason 11-Jul-02 13:22
Sacred mound 155 Vimana 11-Jul-02 14:53
Thanks! 144 Akhenaten 11-Jul-02 17:27
Re: An Interpretation of Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" 112 Replicant 11-Jul-02 18:27
Re: An Interpretation of Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" 129 calisurfer30 11-Jul-02 23:00
"Star Trek and "Star Wars" 132 Milo 12-Jul-02 00:04
Re: "Star Trek and "Star Wars" 182 MikeS 12-Jul-02 08:55
Steve, Chris & Vimana 140 Astikapati 12-Jul-02 07:32
I just figured it... 125 Jergat 27-Jul-02 04:07
Re: I just figured it... 90 Milo 27-Jul-02 05:39
Baal - Bul - whatever... 131 Jergat 27-Jul-02 09:37


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