Does Anyone have the full text of his parody poem...?

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    CBellenis

    CBellenis New Member

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    In his book about making 2001, he writes a poem based on Coleridge's Kubla Khan, I can neither remember nor find it and it's been bugging me for years as I thought it was brilliant. It begins...

    For MGM did Kubrick, Stan
    A stately astrodome decree
    While Art, the science writer, ran
    Through plots incredible to man,
    In search of solvency.

    I'm sure there's more...I found the last 3 lines recently using google, but that's it

    Thanks
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    AE35Unit

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    There you go!

    "For MGM did Kubrick, Stan
    A stately astrodome decree
    Where Art, the s.f. writer, ran
    Through plots incredible to man,
    In search of solvency....
    So twice five miles of Elstree ground
    With sets and props were girdled round...
    A savage place! as eerie and enchanted
    As ere beneath a flickering arc was haunted
    By child-star wailing for her demon mother...
    For months meandering with a mazy motion
    Through stacks of scripts the desperate writer ran
    Then reached that plot incredible to man
    And sank,enSCUBA'd in the Indian Ocean.
    And midst the tumult Kubrick heard from far
    Accountants' voices,prophesying war!"
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    HareBrain

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    Where did you find that AE35?
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    AE35Unit

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    Oh i know it off by heart ;)

    Lost Worlds of 2001,page 190 ;)
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    CBellenis

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    Thank you!
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    AE35Unit

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    You're welcome! Always good to meet another Clarke fan!

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