"My god, it's full of stars"

Via thon Newsblog, a light diversion – “You are free to speculate, as you wish, about the philosophical and allegorical meaning of 2001, Stanley Kubrick… or, for a less philosophical approach, the lego version is still online.

  • Occasional Commentator

    For a while I wasn’t impressed with that first website. I’ve seen 2001 quite a few times and read lots on the intarweb about what it could mean and this theory just seemed to be more of the same. But I was impressed with the breaking wine glass theory, that part of the film always confused me.

    Getting deep into 2001 can mess with one’s head, it’s incredibly philosophical in so many ways on so many levels. It’s the best film ever but I can’t explain why.

  • peteb


    I did say it was a light diversion. But you’re right that the animation does repeat a familiar interpretation.. [nice animation though.. and I liked the introduction of the help desk] although I’d argue that the ‘Kubrick stage’ section is part of the learning curve Bowman is put through after his transformation into an energy being… so it goes.

    Ah well.. there’s always the lego version…

  • BogExile

    Dave Bowman, who uttered these words was a nationalist councillor in Belfast in the early sixties. When he fell through the star gate, he was actually saying, ‘My God it’s full of stairs,’ a direct reference to a trauma of similar magnitude when he first visited Stormont as part of a skiffle band playing for Capt. Terrence O’Neill.