The Past, Present and Future in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

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2023-07-07

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Springer VS

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Book chapter

Peer reviewed

Abstract

This essay takes personal as well as generational and transgenerational experiences as a point of departure for a series of reflections on Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). These concern the ‘archival turn’ in Film Studies, specifically in scholarly work on Kubrick, and also the role played by existential threats to humanity in the prehistory and development of Kubrick’s masterpiece and in its reception. Against this background, the essay offers both familiar and new perspectives on the meanings as well as the historical and contemporary resonances of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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Stanley Kubrick, 2001: A Space Odyssey, interpretations, film historiography, existential threats

Citation

Krämer, P. (2023) The Past, Present and Future in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). In: Grampp, S., Podrez, P. and Wiedenmann, N (Eds.). Medien/Zeiten. Interdependenzen (Media/Times. Interdependencies), Wiesbaden, Germany: Springer VS, pp. 143-55

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Cinema and Television History Institute (CATHI)