The 20th century’s defining sci-fi epic was a byproduct of collaboration between two geniuses with wildly divergent worldviews. Their clash followed Arthur C. Clarke to the end.
…If Kubrick interpreted the story more bleakly than Clarke intended – The Sentinel can also be read as a tale of man’s ascending one more rung on the ladder to greater destiny – the director and the author were at least synched in their shared determination to make a movie experience like no one had ever seen before.
With movie technology one might possibly go where scientific speculation could only point, and that was beyond the limits of the possible. Clarke signed on.
It was a challenge that meshed too perfectly with his philosophy. As he had written, “The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.”— TheStar.com | Read The Full Article