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[Commlist] New edition - Understanding Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey

Fri Mar 06 19:12:28 GMT 2020

Intellect is pleased to announce that */Understanding Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey/* <>/,/ edited by James Fenwick, is now available in paperback.

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. More than 50 years after its release, contributors explore the film’s still striking design, vision and philosophical structure, offering new insights and analyses that will give even dedicated Kubrick fans new ways of thinking about the director and his masterpiece.

*_Table of Contents_*
*Introduction: *Forging new perspectives
/James Fenwick/

*Part One: Narrative and Adaptation*
*Chapter One:* ‘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 Odyssey
/Simone Odino
/*Chapter Two:* 2001: A Space Odyssey: A transcendental trans-locution
/Suparno Banerjee
/*Chapter Three:* Four-colour Kubrick: Jack Kirby’s 2001: A Space Odyssey as adaptation and extension
/Dru Jeffries
*Part Two: Performance*
*Chapter Four:* Performing the man-ape in ‘The Dawn of Man’: Daniel Richter and The American Mime Theatre
/James Fenwick/
*Chapter Five:* Life functions terminated: Actors’ performances and the aesthetics of distanced subjectivity in 2001: A Space Odyssey
/Vincent Jaunas/

*Part Three: Technology*
*Chapter Six:* From technical to cinematographic objects in 2001: A Space Odyssey
/Antoine Balga-Prévost/
*Chapter Seven: *Homo machinus: Kubrick’s two HALs and the evolution of Chapter Seven: Homo machinus: Kubrick’s two HALs and the evolution of monstrous machines
/Cynthia J. Miller and A. Bowdoin Van Riper/

*Part Four: Masculinity and the Astronaut*
*Chapter Eight: *Clarke and Kubrick’s 2001: A queer odyssey
/Dominic Janes/
*Chapter Nine: *‘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 Five: Visual Spectacle*
*Chapter Ten:* Negative/Positive: Metaphors of photography in 2001: A Space Odyssey
/Caterina Martino/
*Chapter Eleven:* The sublime in 2001: A Space Odyssey
/Rachel Walisko/

*Part Six: Production*
*Chapter Twelve: *2001: A comprehensive chronology
/Filippo Ulivieri/

*Appendix One:* Stanley Kubrick filmography
*Appendix Two: *2001: A Space Odyssey film credits

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