Jay Telotte, professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication (LMC) at Georgia Institute of Technology, wrote the Science Magazine, April 6, article, “2001, 50 Years Later.” The School of Literature, Media, and Communication is part of the Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.
Fifty years after its appearance, 2001: A Space Odyssey remains a film that commands attention. This is partly because of its status as the most influential science fiction movie ever made; partly because of the ever-growing reputation of its director, Stanley Kubrick; and partly because it has always been a work that confounds easy interpretation—and so readily opens itself to multiple interpretations. Michael Benson's Space Odyssey, an epic-like account of the film's planning, making, and reception, will hardly answer all of the questions that haunt it, but his thoroughly researched, multivoiced narrative should become essential reading for anyone wanting to penetrate the mysteries that continue to swirl around this work and its creator. Written by Jay Telotte, Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.
For the full article, visit the Science Magazine website.