As I mentioned over on Craig Kennedy's Living in Cinema, this weekend I watched Stanley Kubrick's brilliant 2001: A Space Odyssey for the first time in about a decade. While watching it, I had the epiphany. Suddenly, the film completely made sense. Yes, even the ending. Especially the ending. I have a great theory about that.
In addition, the often barren 10-hour drive between El Paso and Dallas offers a wonderful opportunity to work out the details and implications. I was sitting in a restaurant in Van Horn, Texas, a desert town with a population of 300, and I'm pretty sure that I was the only person with the explanation for 2001 sitting in his notebook on the table.
Anyway, I've written up a couple drafts of an essay. I should have the final version up in a day or two.