Daily Archives: May 15, 2001

Tuesday, May 15 2001

Sad news

Only 19 years old, Kaycee passed away yesterday. She will be missed. My thoughts are with her family and friends.

The Lord of the Rings

Note to self: Read this article about the movie tomorrw: ‘The most colossal movie production ever embarked on’.

Link via Garret.


Tonight, AndrĂ© and I went to see 2001: A Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick, which was being shown in the original version. Since I had not seen the movie before, we had to grab the opportunity – not many films are shown in English here, and especially not good ones. I’m already worried that I have to watch ‘The Lord of the Rings‘ in German…

Anyway, I’m still a bit confused about Kubrick’s film. I don’t know if I can make sense of anything that happens after Dave Bowman shut down HAL 9000. I guess I’ll have to watch the film again – at least I’ve read that you have to watch it more than once to make any sense of it.

However, I was very impressed by the accuracy and credibility of the scenes in space. Rotating space ships to create a force like gravity, realistic-looking scenes on the moon and in the spaceships. The last film I watched that had scenes in space was Armageddon. Yes, it was on TV the day after easter, and I didn’t have anything else to do, so I watched it. I couldn’t believe they really went to MIR in order to refuel their space craft. And there were icycles hanging around everywhere on the outside of MIR. Two questions: Where did the water come from, and what force made them freeze like that, without gravity? I could go on and on.

Da schaue ich doch lieber ein paar Stunden Space Night.