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Stanley Kubrick Explains the Mysterious Ending of 2001: A Space Odyssey in a Newly Unearthed Interview
Kubrick kept changing his mind about what that ending would be — and nobody who saw the film knew quite what to make of the one he finally chose.' Those words come from a piece by The New Yorker's Dan Chiasson, published to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the film's release.