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28 July 2012

The "2001 Code" - Clarke & Kubrick's last puzzle.

I simply cannot believe I never spotted this before. There is a code within 2001 - A Space Odyssey.


Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C Clarke were clever chaps - that much is not disputed. Their 1968 movie "2001 - A Space Odyssey" is, 44 years after its creation, still regarded as one of the best science fiction movies ever made. The story hits home at so many levels, yet it was only last night as I was humming tunes over in my head that I realised it contains a secret code. I'm still trying to work it out, but after you've listened to Strauss's "Blue Danube" above, think about this scene in the movie:



Notice anything?

Now play back the Blue Danube, and sing "Daisy Daisy" along over the top. Incredibly, it fits in perfect counterpoint.

Coincidence? I don't think so. What are Clarke and Kubrick trying to tell us?

OK, people, go to it. I have given you the first link in the chain. This is only removing one of the locks of the secret, but now you know that it's there, there are other elements within the movie that you can spot, join the dots, and remove more locks. What is the hidden message that Kubrick and Clarke were trying to convey?

First one to figure it out gets a ride to Jupiter!

4 comments:

  1. Emmm...

    Shaney, Shaney, that's half crazy...

    That, and I'm being asked to prove I'm not Hal before I submit my post! :-)

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  2. don´t think they match harmonically (?).
    Think he was just making a referance to the first computer singing in 1961: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41U78QP8nBk

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  4. The story hits home at so many levels, yet it was only last night as I was humming tunes over in my head that I realised it contains a secret code. I'm still trying to work it out, but after you've listened to Strauss's "Blue Danube" above, think about this scene in the movie: keyless door locks

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