Berlinale 2001 Report
AbstractINTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL BERLIN 2001 IT fit the 2001 Berlinale (7-18 February 2001) like a glove: Stanley Kubrick's 2001 -- A Space Odyssey as the closing night presentation. For back at the 1981 Berlinale, when Martin Scorsese delivered a fiery, passionate lecture on "Color Fading," he cited 2001 in particular to underscore the dilemma of colour preservation. Thanks to his efforts, and those of dedicated film archivists, Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) has now been restored to its original pristine colour photography -and was the undeniable hit of the Berlinale. When one recalls that Berlinale director Alfred Bauer had laboured far into the night to book Kubrick's 2001 for the 1968 festival -- a failed effort now fulfilled -- this made for a particularly poignant evening. Stanley Kubrick's widow attended the screening, together with his brother-in-law Jan Harlan, whose documentary Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures was...