I don’t think I’ve ever watched ‘2010:The Year We Make Contact' because I never liked the trailer and because Stanley Kubrick wasn't the director, plus I never saw the need for a sequel to '2001', just because Clarke wrote a heap of books after '2001' was released.
I've never been an AC Clarke fan to be honest.
But I never realized until now that the director of the movie 'Capricorn One' (starring OJ Simpson) and who shares July 26th as a birthday with Stanley Kubrick and Carl Jung was the director of ‘2010:The Year We Make Contact'.For MGM Hyams produced, directed, and wrote the screenplay for 2010 (1984), collaborating closely with author Arthur C. Clarke (2010).
Hyams had written the script for Capricorn One (1978), a number of years earlier.
It was a conspiracy thriller about a faked mission to Mars.
Paul Lazarus managed to raise finance with Hyams as director and the film was his first hit.
Peter Hyams (born July 26, 1943) is an American film director, screenwriter and cinematographer known for directing Capricorn One (which he also wrote), the 1981 science fiction-thriller Outland, the 1984 science fiction film 2010: The Year We Make Contact (a sequel to Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey), the 1986 action/comedy Running Scared, the comic book adaptation Timecop, the action film Sudden Death, and the horror films The Relic and End of Days.
Oddly enough Hyams directed O.J. Simpson (Capricorn One) and Robert Blake (Busting) in the 1970's: both who'd eventually become infamous for allegedly murdering their (current or former) spouses.
In his interview, Hyams revealed his initial belief that Simpson was innocent of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, but began to have doubts following the revelation of DNA evidence that suggested otherwise.
I just wonder if Jordan Peele was trying to connect the director of ‘2010:The Year We Make Contact' to 'NOPE' through the JAWS/‘2010:The Year We Make Contact'/Roy Scheider angle?Because Hyams was interviewed by Ezra Edelman in the latter's documentary O.J.: Made in America, which touched on Hyams' former friendship with O. J. Simpson, whom he had directed in Capricorn One.
"Mickey Gubitosi", Blake began his acting career as Toto in the MGM movie Bridal Suite (1939), starring Annabella and Robert Young. Blake then began appearing in MGM's Our Gang short subjects (a.k.a. The Little Rascals) under his real name, replacing Eugene "Porky" Lee.
In the early 1980s, Lee began appearing at Little Rascals reunions and began a business selling "Porky"-related merchandise. Finally embracing his past, Lee was known to tell Our Gang fans "we are relics of history";-)
He appeared in 40 of the shorts between 1939 and 1944, eventually becoming the series' final lead character. Blake's parents also made appearances in the series as extras. In Our Gang, Blake's character, Mickey, was often called upon to cry, for which he was criticized for being unconvincing. He was also criticized for being obnoxious and whiny. In 1942, he acquired the stage name "Bobby Blake" and his character in the series was renamed "Mickey Blake." In 1944, MGM discontinued Our Gang, releasing the final short in the series, Dancing Romeo. In 1995, Blake was honored by the Young Artist Foundation with its Former Child Star "Lifetime Achievement" Award for his role in Our Gang.