Sayonara Jupiter (1984)

I love Arthur C. Clarke’s Odyssey quadrilogy, and the 2001 film was truly remarkable, so when I saw that this Japanese film was intentionally made to somewhat mimic the 2010 sequel, I couldn’t resist.  Perhaps that was a mistake…. It’s hard to say whether this was a “bad” film or not.  It is what it is:  a cheesy Sci Fi B-movie.  There is a play (i.e. twist) on … Continue reading Sayonara Jupiter (1984)

Arthur C. Clarke’s ‘Odyssey’ Tetralogy

Or maybe you prefer Quadrilogy.  This four-book saga is made up of  2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), 2010: Odyssey Two (1982), 2061: Odyssey Three (1987), and 3001: The Final Odyssey (1997).  Since these are related to film, I am comfortable writing about them on this blog.  But even if they weren’t, this blog will probably diverge occasionally to discuss non-film texts.  So, it’s okay either … Continue reading Arthur C. Clarke’s ‘Odyssey’ Tetralogy