January 1, 2001
The Long Arm of the
Enough of this sobersided stuff2001 will also be a time to have some fun. Any year that brings to the screen both the first book of The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the first book of the Harry Potter series deserves some bells and whistles. Salman Rushdie, now quasi-defatwaed, will be out with another novel. Interactive computer games, newly accessible on the Internet, will blossom on your PC. Exotic tours will offer to whisk you to strange corners of the globe: the lemur-filled forests of Madagascar, the penguin colonies of South Georgia Island, the butterfly ballots of Floridas Palm Beach County. And, we may be sure, there will be a major revival, with color-enhanced and missing scenes restored, of Stanley Kubricks 2001.