In the prologue of the Nun’s Priest’s Tale in Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, the Knight is displeased with the story that the Monk has just told. The Knight states “a little heaviness is plenty for the most of us…for me, I say it’s saddening” (lines 3-5) and suggests a story of prosperity and good fortune be told next. The Knight asks the Monk to tell another tale, to which he refuses and states “I have no wish to play; now let another tell, as I have told” (lines 40-41). The Host decides
“2001: A space Odyssey” opens in the African Rift Valley, where a tribe of hominids encounter a stone monument which has obstructed on their domain. This stone monument transmits radio waves that end up expanding their IQ 's, teaching them weaponry and other tool uses to help them live, as they proceed to defeat a rival tribe. Four million years later, we see the luxurious space travel that the vintage science fiction of the 1960’s, with space stations for air terminals and such. Dr. Heywood Floyd
humans might eventually encounter. The plot of 2001: A Space Odyssey is complex. The basic plot takes place after the human race finds a mysterious monolith buried on the moon. A crew of astronauts, the main of which are Dr. Dave Bowman, played by Keir Dullea, and Dr. Frank Poole, played by Gary Lockwood, set out on a mission to the outer moons of Jupiter. With them is the artificial intelligence computer, H.A.L. 9000, which controls all of the functions of the ship, including the life support systems
There are an abundance of similarities found in the visual and audio representations in Arthur C. Clarke's short story, "The Sentinel", and those found in director Stanley Kubrick's film, 2001: A Space Odyssey. Clark actually aided Kubrick in writing the script for the movie, which was in no small part based on the work of literature the author had previously written (Soriano, 2008). To that end, Kubrick's film functions as an example of many of the concepts originally denoted by Clark in "The Sentinel"
Donnie Darko and 2001: A Space Odyssey has central meanings that focus on science and religion. Richard Kelly's, Donnie Darko, introduces the protagonist as a teenage boy who is given the chance to live for twenty-eight more days after the mysterious jet engine crash that was intended to kill him. Donnie is plagued by visions of a giant sized evil-looking rabbit named Frank. Frank orders Donnie to commit acts of violence, warns of the impending end of the world, and
Stanley Kubrick was born on July 26th, 1928, in New York. He was the son of a successful Manhattan physician and a Rumanian mother. Kubrick admitted to be "a lonely child," and a "misfit in high school." Growing up, his parents had wanted him to become a doctor he didn't have the grades needed to get into medical school. His love of film began at an early age, when he would go to movie theaters twice a week to view the double features. He would later say of this experience: "One of the important