April 2, 2018 was the 50th anniversary of a 1968 premiere screening in Washington, D.C. of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. The film remains the most fascinating cinematographic adventure given to experience. As a tribute to the masterpiece, and to the maestro himself, this essay which was first presented in 1995 as a scholarly paper explores the multiple connections to the Odyssean theme that one may find in Stanley Kubrick’s filmography.
Kubrick’s unweaving and re-weaving of the cinematographic tapestry reflect his attachment to the changeability implied in the Odyssean theme, which has become the theme of questioning, the perpetual questioning of one’s possibilities. The camera’s shuttling back and forth in time, round and round in space, through the means of dolly movements, shots and reverse shots, circular and spiraling recurrences, equates the director’s shuttling between classical and avant-garde techniques, between painting and photography, between musical intensity and spatial silence.
A chassé-croisé which the pluricephal director utilizes with a view to producing new angles of view and new parallaxes: a constant Kubrickian experimentation of the cinematographic language.
Last November, I presented my book The Bilingual Revolution and the importance of bilingual education at The American Library in Paris, an event co-organized with the Association of American Women in Europe. You can read about it here.
Below is the video of my talk, followed by a Q&A [in English]:
Lots of interest for The Bilingual Revolution in Los Angeles. I had a great exchange with the participants, and presented my vision for the future of education which calls for the creation of dual-language education programs in every city. I also met with several very active parents and educators who are working towards creating new dual-language programs in Los Angeles.
Stefania ha lasciato una riflessione sul mio libro The Bilingual Revolution su vari social media e blog, etc. Grazie Stefania!
Nel mio libro, ho voluto dedicare un intero capitolo ai tre tentativi che sono stati intrapresi per creare la prima sezione bilingue inglese-italiano di New York.I genitori, gli educatori e i leader della comunità dopo tanto lavoro sono riusciti a creare una sezione nella scuola pubblica PS 112 Lefferts Park a Bensonhurst (Brooklyn).
Great news for all busy parents and educators! The Bilingual Revolution is now available as an audiobook! You can now listen to my book on your commute, on vacation, as you work out, or just at home while you’re doing other things! You can download The Bilingual Revolution through Audible, Amazon or iTunes.
I am very excited to take part in these three upcoming events in San Francisco this weekend! I will present my book The Bilingual Revolution: The Future of Education is in Two Languages, discuss dual-language program development with great moderators and, sign copies at each event! To all language lovers, parents, and educators in the Bay Area, see you there!
Great exchange today at la Librairie des Enfants, a cute bookstore in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Parents and educators came in to chat about bilingualism, dual-language education, and The Bilingual Revolution. Among the languages represented we had Russian, Spanish, French, Italian, Arabic, Kabyle, and English.