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Kubrick Symposium at the Film Museum

06.07.2018 | 12:58 Clock | Culture
Kubrick Symposium at the Film Museum

The <link https: ffm-aktuell s ugc ein-muss-fuer-cineasten-die-ausstellung-zu-stanley-kubricks-2001-im-filmmuseum.html _blank>Special exhibition on Stanley Kubrick's classic film 2001 is a real treat for cineastes as it is. But now the Deutsches Filmmuseum is offering an additional treat: A two-day symposium that allows anyone interested to get to the bottom of surprising facets of Stanley Kubrick's science fiction milestone 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (GB/US 1968) in a scholarly way.

In lectures, discussions and film contributions, international Kubrick experts will shed light on various aspects and discuss philosophy, fan cult and the latest findings on the "myth of Kubrick" with the audience. This is guaranteed to be a highly exciting affair for fans of the film and the director. A season ticket at the price of 35 euros (reduced 25 euros) is available at the box office and is valid for all film screenings and lectures of the symposium. The current special exhibition "Kubricks 2001: 50 Years of A SPACE ODYSSEY" will be open from 10am to 6pm on both days.

The symposium program in detail:

Saturday, 21. July


Keynote with audience discussion and short film program

Vincent Jaunas (Universit&eacute; Bordeaux-Montaigne): A transhuman odyssey. Technologically enhanced bodies in "2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY"

Keynote in English

Lecture circa 30 minutes, followed by film screening of a curated Stanley Kubrick short film program

Kubrick's design of human history as a transitional state of our species: His reference to Nietzsche's "Übermenschen", contemporary transhumanism, and contemporary ethical debates.

Vincent Jaunas is doing his PhD at the Universit&eacute; Bordeaux- Montaigne on the topic of Subjectivity and point of view in Stanley Kubrick's oeuvre, from '2001: A Space Odyssey' to 'Eyes Wide Shut' He is co-editor of Stanley Kubrick: Nouveaux Horizons (Essais n&deg;14, 2018).

Following at approximately 1 p.m., film screening:

Stanley Kubrick: Short Films of the Early 1950s

DAY OF THE FIGHT (US 1951, 16 min. Digital)

FLYING PADRE (US 1951, 9 min. Digital)

THE SEAFA RERS (US 1953, 29 min. Digital)



James Fenwick (University of Leicester): A Transmedia Odyssey: Marvel Comics and the Expansion of the "2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY" Universe

Lecture in English

In 1976, Marvel Comics launched a comic book adaptation of &sbquo;2001', introducing a new set of superheroes. A look inside "fandom" and the transmedia universe of &sbquo;2001'.

James Fenwick is the author of numerous publications on Kubrick and editor of Understanding Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. In Progress: Stanley Kubrick Produces on Kubrick's role as producer



Filippo Ulivieri (author, Rome): Dr. Mabuse No. 2: An investigation into Kubrick's mythological image

Lecture in English

Stanley Kubrick: the perfectionist, the tyrannical boss, the control freak. What is the "myth of Kubrick" all about, and: Did Kubrick actively participate in it?

Filippo Ulivieri writes as an independent author for international trade magazines and is considered a leading Kubrick expert in Italy. He is the author of Stanley Kubrick And Me: Thirty Years at His Side (2016) and co-screenwriter for S IS FOR STANLEY (IT 2015, dir. Alex Infascelli)


18:00 Film screening:

COLOR ME KUBRICK (GB/FR 2005, dir. Brian W. Cook)

Based on the actual events surrounding a London con man posing as Kubrick in the 1990s, John Malkovich as Alan Conway as Stanley Kubrick gives an ironically mystifying take on the filmmaker.


Sunday, 22. July

11:00 am

Marc Bonner (University of Cologne): Narrative Architecture - 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY's Impact on Computer Game Interiors

Lecture in English

Storytelling through Spaces: What stories do environments tell and how did Kubrick's famous "Rococo Room" from &sbquo;2001' influence today's games aesthetics?

Marc Bonner researches and teaches on the role of architecture in film and games and leads the DFG research project 'Open World Structures: Architecture, City- and Landscape in Computer Games".



Simone Odino (Archivist, Bologna): "I am certain it will all come out right in the end": The Kubrick-Clarke collaboration on "2001: A Space Odyssey" and beyond

Lecture in English

Using extensive archival materials, the lecture examines the famous collaboration between Stanley Kubrick and author Arthur C. Clarke on 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY and compares it to the later screenplay collaboration for Brian Aldiss' SUPERTOYS LAST ALL SUMMER LONG.

Simone Odino is a librarian and archivist in Bologna and has been researching 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY extensively since 2013. He runs the thematic website 2001italia on the



WALL&middot;E (US 2008, R: Andrew Stanton)

In this entertaining science fiction dystopia about the garbage-collecting robot WALL&middot;E, allusions to Kubrick's classic teem: From Strauss music to the on-board computer "Auto" to Dave Bowman's space helmet and the stargate color storm from &sbquo;2001'.


5:00 p.m.

Michael Günther (dub director, Berlin): How '2001" was dubbed into German

Dub director Michael Günther offers insights into his work on the German dubbed version (for MGM in 1968) and his collaboration with Kubrick.

Michael Günther had his first major speaking roles as a child and later was responsible for high-profile dubbed productions, particularly for the German MGM in Berlin, including DOKTOR SCHIWAGO (US 1965) by David Lean.

Following, approx. 6:15 p.m., screening:

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (GB/US 1968, Dir: Stanley Kubrick, DF)

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