Johnson, William


Johnson, William
   British-born writer and critic William Johnson edited the Focus on the Science Fiction Film anthology published by Prentice-Hall in 1972. Lightman considers STANLEY KUBRICK’s 2001 “a prime example of the auteur approach to filmmaking” since there is no doubt “that Stanley Kubrick is the author. It is his film,” even though he was assisted by many “skilled and dedicated craftsmen. ” Geduld describes the film “as one of the most stunningly beautiful films I have ever seen. ” Writer BRIAN ALDISS is also represented, stating that in general a SCIENCE FICTION film adapted from book or story is likely to be better than a film made from an original science-fiction screenplay. Aldiss believes that Alain Resnais’s L’Année dernière á Marienbad (“Last Year at Marienbad”) “is the masterpiece of the genre” and also praises Peter Watkins’s Swedish-made The Gladiators and Godard’s Weekend. Johnson considers 2001 “the landmark SF film of the 1960s. ” Kubrick’s film is a centerpiece for the anthology.
   J. M. W.

The Encyclopedia of Stanley Kubrick. . 2002.

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