Very true, the only reason I finished 2001 was because I hit fast-forward so much. You might enjoy the Confused Matthew video review of the movie. He does a good job of dissecting the sheer boredom of the movie and the ridiculous arguments used to defend it.
heh, sorry for the late response. I turned off e-mail notifications so I did not see you wrote on my page.
Yeah, Rachel portman is pretty damn good. I love movie scores. you should check out www.streamingsoundtracks.com . they play soundtracks there all day. awesome background music at work. you can make requests too. pretty bitchin.