Thursday, 24 January 2019

my god, it's full of stars

The inestimable Kottke directs our attention to the half hour National Film Board of Canada 1960 documentary “Universe,” which portrays the Cosmos as it would be experienced by a voyager barrelling through time and space, and was a cinematic touchstone for filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, informing the look and tone of his adaptation of 2001: A Space Odyssey. If the voice of the narrator seems oddly familiar, that’s because it is late actor Douglas Rain, renowned for his role as the voice of HAL 9000.