“Kubrick: and beyond the cinema frame”
An in-depth analysis of
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
Text copyright © by Rob Ager 2008
(last updates added 2015)
Special thanks to Robert Gallant, Matt Pulver and the many other film fans who have emailed me their observations
or made their research available online.
Expanded versions of some of these chapters, plus a lot of new information, can be found in my assorted videos
on the topic of 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY- see my FILM ANALYSIS page for details.
1 CULTURAL / HISTORICAL EFFECT
2 THE MEANING OF THE MONOLITH REVEALED (includes video supplement)
3 THE KUBRICK CODE
4 ENLIGHTENMENT AND REBIRTH
5 JUPITER AND BEYOND THE CINEMA FRAME
6 KUBRICK AS GOD / MAN AS HIS OWN GOD
7 THE MONOLITH AS A DOORWAY
8 THE TECHNOLOGY TRAP
9 KUBRICK’S COVER STORIES
10 HAL AS A HUMAN
11 KUBRICK’S WAR CRY
12 2001: A FAKE ODYSSEY?
13 WHAT PLANET WAS KUBRICK ON?
14 EXTRA MATERIAL, UNEXPLAINED PHENOMENA & A HAPPY ENDING
Another analysis of 2001 by Joe Bisdon, who contributed to the writing of this article, can be found here.