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2001: A Space Odyssey Scene 6

Scene 6

Scene 6

  • One of the hominids is messing around near some bones, just passing the time. Looking at the monolith, he seems to have an epiphany and begins hammering one bone against the others. He's invented humanity's first tool. Naturally it's a weapon. That night, the hominids dine on some unsuspecting tapirs.