Kubrick’s 2001. Lecture by Peter Krämer about 2001 und its Audiences


“2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY and its Audiences”
Lecture by Peter Krämer (Norwich/Gießen)

10.4.2018 at DFF cinema.

Enthusiastic letters from cinema-goers to Kubrick as well as reports in contemporary film and trade magazines testify to the tremendous impression 2001 made at its premiere in April 1968. Krämer places the reactions of cinema-goers in the context of cinematic and cultural trends of the time and also talks about marketing strategies for the film.

Peter Krämer conducts research at the School of Art, Media and American Studies at the University of East Anglia (Norwich, UK). He is the author of much acclaimed essays and books on Stanley Kubrick’s life and work, including A Clockwork Orange (2011) and 2001: A Space Odyssey (2010), and co-editor of Stanley Kubrick: New Perspectives (2015).

Film: KILLER`S KISS The Tiger of New York
USA 1955.
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Cast: Jamie Smith, Irene Kane, Frank Silvera. 67 min 35mm. OF

Davey, an unsuccessful boxer, falls in love with the dancer Gloria. When her boss abducts her, a dramatic showdown takes place in an abandoned mannequin factory. Kubrick’s second feature film, shot on a small budget at original locations in New York, was awarded the Locarno Director’s Prize in 1955.