Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey: New Essays

Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey: New Essays


just about all scholars have noticeable 2001, yet almost none comprehend its inheritance, its complexities, and positively now not its ironies. The essays during this assortment, commissioned from a large choice of students, study intimately a variety of attainable readings of the movie and its old context. additionally they research the movie as a style piece--as the summa of technology fiction that at the same time seems to be again at the technology fiction conventions of the previous (Kubrick begun considering creating a technology fiction movie throughout the genre's heyday within the fifties), rethinks the conference in mild of the time of the film's production, and in flip alterations the glance and which means of the style that it revived--which now is still as famous because it was once virtually 4 many years in the past. developed out of its director's specific highbrow interest, his visible variety, and his specific notions of where of human corporation on the planet and, consequently, the universe, 2001 is, like every of his movies, greater than apparently, and it retains revealing extra the extra it really is obvious. even though their backgrounds and disciplines range, the authors of this essay assortment are united via a expertise for full of life but incisive writing that cleaves heavily to the text--to the movie itself, with its contextual and intrinsic complexities--granting readers privileged entry to Kubrick's bold, complex vintage paintings of technological know-how fiction.

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