I just watched 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Can someone please email me and tell me whether it’s meant to make any sense if you haven’t read the book? I have, so I knew what was going on…but I can’t see how you would if you hadn’t (gotta love prepositions). Also, isn’t there the famous line “My god, it’s full of stars!”? Is it only in the book, or did I miss it?