Sir Arthur C. Clarke, RIP

Posted: March 19th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: Entertainment, Films, Music, WGA | Tags: | Comments Off on Sir Arthur C. Clarke, RIP

The first film I remember seeing was 2001 РA Space Odyssey based on the story by Arthur C. Clarke and directed by Stanley Kubrick. My dad took me to see it in CinemaScope (sort of like IMAX today) and it had a profound effect on my young mind. To this day, my favorite film sequence is the Space Waltz docking of the Pan Am Clipper and the Torus Space Station beautifully set to Johann Strauss II, An der sch̦nen blauen Donau.

Over the years I have read many of Sir Clarke’s books, stories and articles. It always impressed me how much of a visionary he was, and often how correct his stories and predictions were when that future he wrote about became part of our reality.

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