|Quoting Psa53 (Reply 4):|
Quoting Matt D (Reply 2):
explain to me what the 20 minute acid trip at the end of 2001 is all about?
See 2010,which explains a lot of questions
Don't see 2010.. It's much inferior to 2001!
Actually that happens a lot in science fiction. The questions are better than the answers provided to them in the sequels
The ending of 2001 has lots of details, and you could have a 1-week conversation about it.. Just to give you some ideas:
- The monoliths represent a superior intelligence. They are tools used to stimulate intelligence and evolution in other species... In this case, the human race (or the apes that would become the human race).
- The final part of the movie shows the encounter between the astronaut Dave Bowman and the third monolyth appearing in the film, and represents another step in "guided/supervised" evolution (just like the apes evolved to become human beings). When approaching the monolyth, the astronaut becomes aware of several other and different worlds and evolution paths (actually, he sees them.. notice the importance given to his eye).
- He then sees himself getting older, as he wanders through an "imitation" of a typical earthly residence. And he slowly detaches himself of material needs. Food and water are just needs of his body, and his body is merely a recipient for his intelligence. Is his body also a tool? What would be the next evolutionary step? A more efficient body? An intelligence without a body? The starchild is this next step, represented by that image of a giant foetus in space.
Again, this can get quite complex if properly discussed around a table with a few glasses of beer.
And, of course, religion might be involved, although I prefer to leave it out in this brief discussion. This ending fits very well the whole idea of the film (there's a lot more than what's written up there!)...
As to the pink floyd synch.. I've done it, with 2001 and with The Wizard of Oz.. The 2001 synch is by far the best (there are others besides the two cited in this thread..).