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Old 27th April 2009, 08:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Smile Does Anyone have the full text of his parody poem...?

In his book about making 2001, he writes a poem based on Coleridge's Kubla Khan, I can neither remember nor find it and it's been bugging me for years as I thought it was brilliant. It begins...

For MGM did Kubrick, Stan
A stately astrodome decree
While Art, the science writer, ran
Through plots incredible to man,
In search of solvency.

I'm sure there's more...I found the last 3 lines recently using google, but that's it

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In his book about making 2001, he writes a poem based on Coleridge's Kubla Khan, I can neither remember nor find it and it's been bugging me for years as I thought it was brilliant.
There you go!

"For MGM did Kubrick, Stan
A stately astrodome decree
Where Art, the s.f. writer, ran
Through plots incredible to man,
In search of solvency....
So twice five miles of Elstree ground
With sets and props were girdled round...
A savage place! as eerie and enchanted
As ere beneath a flickering arc was haunted
By child-star wailing for her demon mother...
For months meandering with a mazy motion
Through stacks of scripts the desperate writer ran
Then reached that plot incredible to man
And sank,enSCUBA'd in the Indian Ocean.
And midst the tumult Kubrick heard from far
Accountants' voices,prophesying war!"
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Re: Does Anyone have the full text of his parody poem...?

Where did you find that AE35?
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Where did you find that AE35?
Oh i know it off by heart

Lost Worlds of 2001,page 190
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Thank you!
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You're welcome! Always good to meet another Clarke fan!
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