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

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Almost all students have seen 2001, but virtually none understand its inheritance, its complexities, and certainly not its ironies. The essays in this collection, commissioned from a wide variety of scholars, examine in detail various possible readings of the film and its historical context. They also examine the film as a genre piece--as the summa of science fiction that ...more
Paperback, 189 pages
Published April 1st 2006 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published February 24th 2006)
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Jan 27, 2009 Popper rated it really liked it
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As title states, these are new essays on 2001 (the book is dated 2006) by leading scholars about the film from a variety of perspectives, hoping to cover all bases. So there’s an essay about its critical reception, one by a computer scientist about HAL (not the best essay here but some may find interesting), sharp analyses by renowned Kubrick scholars such as Susan White, and even a lyrical appreciation by writer-scholar George Toles.
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Jul 13, 2012 Ryan Splenda rated it really liked it
Some clever and insightful essays on Kubrick's 1968 Science Fiction masterpiece. Kolker presents the most current "readings" of this timeless classic. A great read for all lovers of film and film criticism.
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Oct 25, 2015 Richard Cubitt rated it it was amazing
Some complex essays here. If you are a fan of the film, it's worth the effort.
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