amacbride wrote: "Um, in the very first sentence..."
You're right and fixed. Thank you! It's the only spelling error of the man's name in the essay. Copyedit errors happen.
"Furthermore, I think 2001 the film works precisely because of the tension between Clarke's fundamentally optimistic view of human nature, and Kubrick's pessimistic one."
Read on and I think you'll find we're very much in agreement on that point. -M