I recently rewatched one of my favorite movies, Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. I intended to read while it played, and just look up when the “best” parts came on, but I was instantly hooked again. I had to to gaze, amazed, at every second. Some parts of act III lag a bit, but it’s still a stunning masterpiece.
Anyway, watching that reminded me of Eumir Deodato’s jazz-infused reinterpretation of Straus’s famous theme used in the film. Deodato took the 1896 piece of music, which Kubrick used in his 1968 movie about 2001, and remixed it in 1972. So something from the past that was used to represent our future–which is now also in our past–was updated for a modern setting, which itself is now part of our past as well. And I was introduced to this song by my septuagenarian mother.
Talk about time warps! Man, that just blew my mind. It’s like watching 2001 or something.