Re: Belated Re: CULTURE/SPACE: Tom Hanks on "2001"

From: Michael M. Butler (
Date: Tue Feb 20 2001 - 22:10:52 MST

> The last bone thrown
> in the air is matched, in the next cut, to a spaceship at the same angle [not
> the same angle on my DVD, but it's not surprising Gilliatt remembered it that
> way].

Lots of people talk as if they remember the cut as matching; I remember
noticing on my first viewing of the film that it wasn't, and being a bit
annoyed at Kubrick (and later, him and whoever the editor was).

Ah well, the limitations of the technology of the time. For all I know
the reissue will use straightforward digital tech to *make* a match

> cf. Paul Simon's
> lyric "And I believe these are the days of lasers in the jungle,
> lasers in the jungle somewhere" from "The Boy in the Bubble" on the
> _Graceland_ album, Warner Bros. 9 25447-2.

I find myself not following this "cf." very well. Can someone explain it
to me?

> That this has really altered the ephemerality
> of movies was brought home to me this past Thanksgiving.


> Jim F.

Michael M. Butler

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