14 October 2010

BFI Film Classics2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey
Peter Kramer's slim monograph on Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey is part of the BFI Film Classics series. Like others in the collection (even the best ones, such as The Exorcist by Mark Kermode, The Birds by Camille Paglia, Citizen Kane by Laura Mulvey, Cat People by Kim Newman, Double Indemnity by Richard Schickel, and Annie Hall by Peter Cowie), it contains a superfluous plot synopsis. However, Kramer's book also includes useful new research, as he quotes production materials from the Stanley Kubrick Archive.