sabato 20 gennaio 2018

A couple of 50th anniversary-related events

The main event for 2018 - the year that marks the 50th anniversary of 2001: A Space Odyssey - will surely be the Official exhibition that will be hosted at the Deutsches Filmmuseum in Frankfurt, Germany, from March 21 to September 16. On show there will be the largest collection of original designs, models, costumes, props, shooting schedules, production documents and photos from Kubrick's archive, accompanied by a series of talks and events. Watch out this space for the official information as soon as I get it, as the lecture series may as well involve a familiar face... The official site, only in german so far:

In the meantime, those of you who follow me on Facebook and Twitter will already know that the book "Understanding Kubrick's 2001: a Space Odyssey - Representation and Interpretation" (Intellect Books, Bristol, 2018) for which I wrote the first chapter ('God, it’ll be hard topping the H-bomb’: Kubrick’s search for a new obsession in the path from Dr. Strangelove to 2001) has been announced on Amazon (UK, USA, ITA) it will be available from April 15, 2018. Here's the official publicity blurb:

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. As the fiftieth anniversary of the film nears, the contributors explore its 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.