Monday, October 01, 2007



This gorgeous short film is based on "Rendezvous with Rama," Arthur C. Clarke's renowned first contact novel. Sit back and enjoy!

(Thanks: Space Archaeology.)

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow!
Beautiful!
I read the book someday, oh boy!

Steve said...

Is Rama really a first contact novel?

To me, it's a novel whose power comes from the enigma and absence of voice of that the "big dumb object".

I guess it's first contact without communication ...

Chris said...

Awesome. Captures the sense of mystery of the novel perfectly. Didn't I hear something about David Fincher once being slated to direct a hollywood version of RwR? I don't know if I should count my blessings that it never panned out.

Mac said...

The only way "Rama" would work as a movie would be to remain faithful to the book and refrain from going off on tangents. I think the pervading mood should be one of quiet awe and anticipation; instead, Hollywood's liable to give us the obligatory explosions and heart-stopping thrills.

Steve said...

Have you seen this one mac? Found it on SF Signal
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiO8CgGiWPM

Mac said...

Steve--

Thanks! That was stunning.

T. Sena said...

Small world.
For the passed few weeks, on and off I have been trying to recall the *story* I read in the 4th grade, about a huge starship passing through the solar system, and of the Astronauts who discover it. I could not place the title or the author, and just when I was ready to give up I saw this post. I haven't read any A.C.Clarke in years but I am heading to the library as soon as it opens.

Thanks Mac.

-Tina