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Understanding Kubrick's 2001, a space odyssey : representation and interpretation

Author: James Fenwick, (Film historian)
Publisher: Bristol, UK : Intellect, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Scholars have been studying the films of Stanley Kubrick for decades. This book, however, breaks new ground by bringing together recent empirical approaches to Kubrick with earlier, formalist approaches to arrive at a broader understanding of the ways in which Kubrick's methods were developed to create the unique aesthetic creation that is 2001: a space odyssey.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Stanley Kubrick; Stanley Kubrick
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Fenwick, (Film historian)
ISBN: 9781783208630 1783208635
OCLC Number: 1043273049
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: xiii, 268 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Forging new perspectives / James Fenwick --
Part 1: Narrative and adaptation. 1. 'God, it'll be hard topping the H-bomb': Kubrick's search for a new obsession in the path from Dr. Strangelove to 2001: A Space Osyssey / Simone Odino --
2. 2001: A Space Odyssey: a transcendental trans-locustion / Suparno Banerjee --
3. Four-colour Kubrick: Jack Kirby's 2001: A Pace Odyssey as adaptation and extension / Dru Jeffries --
Part 2: Performance. 4. Performing the man-ape in 'The Dawn of Man': Daniel Richter and the American Mime Theatre / James Fenwick --
5. Life functions terminated: actors' performances and the aesthetics of distances subjectivity in 2001: A Space Odyssey / Vincent Jaunas --
Part 3: Technology. 6. From technical to cinematographic objects in 2001: A Space Odyssey / Antoine Balga-Prévost --
7. Homo machinus: Kubrick's two HALs and the evolution of monstrous machines / Cynthia J. MIller and A. Bowdoin Van Riper --
Part 4: Masculinity and the astronaut. 8. Clarke and Kubrick's 2001: a queer odyssey / Dominic Janes --
9. 'But as to whether or not he has feelings is something I don't think anyone can truthfully answer': the image of the astronaut in 2001: A Space Odyssey and its lasting impact / Nils Daniel Peiler --
Part 5: Visual spectacle. 10. Negative/positive: metaphors of photographty in 2001: A Space Odyssey / Caterina Martino --
11. The sublime in 2001: A Space Odyssey / Rachel Walisko --
Part 6: Production. 12. 2001: a comprehensive chronology / Filippo Ulivieri --
Appendix I: Stanley Kubrick filmography --
Appendix II: 2001: A Space Odyssey film credits.
Responsibility: edited by James Fenwick.

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Scholars have been studying the films of Stanley Kubrick for decades. This book, however, breaks new ground by bringing together recent empirical approaches to Kubrick with earlier, formalist approaches to arrive at a broader understanding of the ways in which Kubrick's methods were developed to create the unique aesthetic creation that is 2001: a space odyssey.

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