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Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun

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Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun: Kubrick on Technology, Interpretation, and Probably Acid by Tyler Haggard Some films throw their message out there for viewers to grasp right from the get- go. Other films still have clearly-defined interpretations, but require those who watch to mull it over a bit to really and truly grasp the main point. 2001: A Space Odyssey is a strange film. Running at over two hours, and clocking in with only about forty-five minutes of dialogue, it is defies the conventional science fiction film (and really all film) in that the plot takes a secondary seat to the viewer’s interpretation of the overall meaning. This “sandbox” device, leaving those who watch in charge of really crafting their own viewing experience, reflects the change, personal discovery, and social mindset of the late 1960’s in America. The counterculture movement in Vietnam-era America was centered on personal choice- not being told by anyone buy yourself how to think or live. If there is one recognizable motif, however, it would be the dangers of technology,
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