UNLIKE ANYTHING YOU'VE SEEN BEFORE!
2001: a space odyssey An astounding entertainment
experience, a dazzling trip to the planets and beyond the starsl
STARRING: KEIR OULLEA • GARY LOCKWOOD
U-TRAVISION • METROCOLOR
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SHOWS DAILY AT 1 - 4 & 8 P.M.
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ADULTS 1.50 — STUDENTS 1.00 — CHILD 75c
by Harvey Davis
"2001 - A Space Odyssey" is the story
of man's evolution into a superhuman
creature. An ancient race, already advanced
to this state is itself drawing near to
extinction. Through the monolith's power
to spark the intelligence of an animal, this
superhuman race directs man to his ultimate
destiny ... God?
Forty million years ago on a planet named
earth there was a race doomed to extinction,
a race not of humans but of apes. This race
of apes held the potential to become the
human race. The evolution of man was not
happening, for there was nothing to ignite
the spark of intelligence in the man-apes,
until in our day the monolith appeared. It
had come at last, the spark, the power, and
the long road of evolution had begun.
The year 2001; man has fulfilled his
evoluationary pattern ... or has he? Man
has a permanent base on the moon. He is
master of the machine and the computer, and
has complete control of his environment. His
advancements are now technological rather
than evolutionary. Then one day, while
exploring the moon, man discovers a strange,
monolith, placed there some forty million
The journey: man has monitored a burst
of power from the monolith, directed toward
the planet Jupiter. A manned mission to
Jupiter was dispatched to find the destination
of the energy-burst.
The computer; Hal, nine thousand series ’
fail-safe incapable of error, constructed in
Urbana, 1996. David Bowman, head of the '
mission to Jupiter, made a discovery. The
impossible had happened. Hal had made an
error. Bowman discussed the malfunction
with members of the crew. The decision was
made to disconnect. But how would Hal
react? He was in control of the mission and ,
held the power of life and death over the
crew. Hal did not succeed in his mechanical
rebellion, but he did manage to kill four
members of the crew. All died except David
Bowman, who succeeded in disconnecting
Hal. Bowman, having left the star-ship to
explore the space around Jupiter, suddenly
comes upon the monolith. The exploratory
capsule plunges into a spectrum of color and
sound, deeper and deeper into the fourth
The rebirth; Bowman's capsule comes to
rest on a world many dimensions distant from
our solar system. He is in a hotel; slowly
Bowman drifts into the setting, he grows old,
then suddenly the monolith appears. Bowman
reaches out to the monolith. He dies, but
in his death he is born, born into a creature
that can only be called a star-child. Man
has finally reached his evolutionary potential.
He is now in his godly or near godly form.
The power of the universe is his.
Stanley Kubrick has had an illustrious
career as producer. He has to his credit
movies of the caliber of "Dr. Strangelove"
and more recently "In the Heat of the Night."
"2001, " his latest production, is by far his
best work ever. Complementing his talents
are the starring actors in "2001, " Gary
Lockwood and Keir Dullea who are superb.
Arthur C. Clarke, a leading American
science-fiction writer, teams with Kubrick
in creating an excellent screenplay. Add
to this the special photographic effects and
you have an artistic achievement and
1968's finest film.
November 20 i s the deadline for obtaining
applications from the Student Activities
Office for the post of College Union Activity
Board President. According to the
Assistant to the Director of Student Activities,
Elbie Conard, the new job will be "unique"
and "demanding." Those who apply should-
have at least a 2.0 academic average.
The Board of Governors will select two
students from among the applicants. Two other
candidates will be added through a student
poll. Montreat-Anderson's first CUAB
head will be elected at the same time that
freshmen class officers are chosen.
One of the successful nominee's first
duties will be the appointment of cabinet
officals. These positions are; vice-president,
secretary, and chairman of committees.
The committees cover every aspect of MAC
life from recreation to religion. The statedf
purpose of the CUAB is the co-ordination of.
all student activities.
These children are interned in a refugee camp in Aba. They have been existing
on oniy two glasses of milk a week.
Biafran children are starving to death,
daily. Their plight has aroused the compassion
of people around the world. Efforts are
being made through UNICEF and the
International Red Cross to gather and send
needed supplies to the stricken area. MAC
students will soon be able to help in this
relief work by a simple act of self-denial.
Watch for further details shortly to be
supplied by the SCA.
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