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Joe R. Frinzi


“Kubrick’s Monolith”


Easton, PA


Joe R. Frinzi, a lifelong resident of Easton, PA, has been a professional writer since 1981. In 1998 he began writing a monthly film column, “The Art of Cinema,” for the Lehigh Valley Arts paper, The Easton Irregular. In addition to a published collection of his columns, “Movies On My Mind,” Mr. Frinzi has also written about the film 2001: A Space Odyssey titled “Kubrick’s Monolith,” and an illustrated children’s book series, in collaboration with former Disney artist Cotty Kilbanks, titled “Princess Bria of Pickelot.”

About "Kubrick's Monolith"

Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey is re-examined in a post-millennial context in this heavily researched, highly detailed study of the making of the landmark film. Its artistic and mythic pedigrees are of special interest. Kubrick and writer Arthur C. Clarke faced a number of challenges in producing an intelligent and innovative A-list movie in what almost a decade before Star Wars was considered a second-class genre, science fiction. The author explores the film s enigmatic storyline and offers a fresh perspective on several artistic elements such as production design, special effects and the use of music.