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

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Stanley Kubrick began thinking about making a science fiction film during the genre's heyday in the 1950s. 2001: A Space Odyssey was not actually completed until the late 1960s, but upon its release in 1968 it immediately set a new standard for the genre, outshining every sci-fi offering that had come before and influencing all those that have come since. Born of its director's particular intellectual curiosity, his rapidly evolving visual style, and his personal sense of the place of human agency, 2001 is more ...
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Stanley Kubrick began thinking about making a science fiction film during the genre's heyday in the 1950s. 2001: A Space Odyssey was not actually completed until the late 1960s, but upon its release in 1968 it immediately set a new standard for the genre, outshining every sci-fi offering that had come before and influencing all those that have come since. Born of its director's particular intellectual curiosity, his rapidly evolving visual style, and his personal sense of the place of human agency, 2001 is more than it first appears, revealing more of its complex structure with each new viewing. The essays in this collection, newly commissioned for this book from a wide variety of scholars, examine in detail various possible readings of the film and its historical context. They also consider the film as a genre piece - as the summa of science fiction that simultaneously looks back on the science fiction conventions of the past, rethinks such conventions in light of contemporary issues, and changes for the future the look and meaning of the genre that it revived. Though their backgrounds and disciplines differ, the authors of this collection are united by a talent for vigorous yet incisive writing that cleaves closely to the text - the film itself - granting readers privileged access to Kubrick's astonishing, intricate, and classic work of science fiction.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195174533
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/23/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Kolker is Emeritus Professor of Film Studies and Digital Media at the University of Maryland.

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Table of Contents

1 2001 : the critical reception and the generation gap 13
2 Auteur with a capital A 29
3 The gravity of 2001 : a space odyssey 43
4 Kubrick in space 55
5 Of men and monoliths : science fiction, gender and 2001 : a space odyssey 69
6 The cinematographic brain in 2001: a space odyssey 87
7 Reading HAL: representation and artificial intelligence 105
8 Kubrick's obscene shadows 127
9 Double minds and double binds in Stanley Kubrick's fairy tale 147
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