2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Oh my word! Ok all you sci-fi fans out there, I might need your help with this film. A movie ahead of it’s time ~ to be sure.
Earth has a colony on the moon and a strange object has been discovered there ~ a monolith. It gives off a strange, loud ringing sound. Several months after the monolith is discovered, a spaceship, from Earth, is headed for Jupiter with a computer called, HAL, three scientists who are in a cryogenic state, Dr. Dave Bowman (Keir Dullea) and Dr. Frank Poole (Gary Lockwood) on board. During the journey to Jupiter, HAL malfunctions and Dave is the only survivor. Dave quickly shuts down HAL and then finds himself in an extraterrestrial experience. There seem to be strong elements of evolution in this film. I don’t want to get into a discussion on evolution at all. Maybe, evolution of the mind??? If this is a story of mankind vs. the computer, I would suggest, even if the computer was successful and killed everyone, including Dave, mankind would still have won because mankind created the computer and programed it.
So! What happened to Dave? Is time travel involved? Is he traveling at the speed of light? Did he die? Is he alive in the monolith? I can think of several questions about the monolith. Until one solves the mystery of the monolith . . . well . . . I do want to add the music in this film is wonderful and the filming (cinematography) is amazing!