Space Odyssey

Space Odyssey

Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of A Masterpiece

eBook - 2018
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"Celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the film's release, this is the definitive story of the making of 2001: A Space Odyssey, acclaimed today as one of the greatest films ever made, including the inside account of how director Stanley Kubrick and writer Arthur C. Clarke created this cinematic masterpiece. Regarded as a masterpiece today, 2001: A Space Odyssey received mixed reviews on its 1968 release. Despite the success of Dr. Strangelove, director Stanley Kubrick wasn't yet recognized as a great filmmaker, and 2001 was radically innovative, with little dialogue and no strong central character. Although some leading critics slammed the film as incomprehensible and self-indulgent, the public lined up to see it. 2001's resounding commercial success launched the genre of big-budget science fiction spectaculars. Such directors as George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott, and James Cameron have acknowledged its profound influence. Author Michael Benson explains how 2001 was made, telling the story primarily through the two people most responsible for the film, Kubrick and science fiction legend Arthur C. Clarke. Benson interviewed Clarke many times, and has also spoken at length with Kubrick's widow, Christiane; with visual effects supervisor Doug Trumbull; with Dan Richter, who played 2001's leading man-ape; and many others. A colorful nonfiction narrative packed with memorable characters and remarkable incidents, Space Odyssey provides a 360-degree view of this extraordinary work, tracking the film from Kubrick and Clarke's first meeting in New York in 1964 through its UK production from 1965-1968, during which some of the most complex sets ever made were merged with visual effects so innovative that they scarcely seem dated today. A concluding chapter examines the film's legacy as it grew into it current justifiably exalted status"-- Provided by publisher.
"Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the film's release, this is the definitive story of the making of "2001: A Space Odyssey," acclaimed today as one of the greatest films ever made, and of director Stanley Kubrick and writer Arthur C. Clarke, who created this influential cinematic masterpiece"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: [S.l.] : Simon & Schuster, 2018
ISBN: 9781501163951
Branch Call Number: EBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Cloud Library


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Oct 10, 2018

Great book for fans of Kubrick and 2001. Well written, well researched, and full on interesting information. Even hardcore Kubrick fans will learn something new. Highly recommended.

Aug 07, 2018

Amazing details of the creative process involved in the making of the most influential science fiction film: "2001: A Space Odyssey." Understanding just how that title evolved is worth the book's price of admission. So many discoveries, so little time . . . .

Aug 05, 2018

Engaging and detailed account of how this great movie came to be. Fascinating information, but also well-told anecdotes that are simply fun to read.
Two thousand and one thumbs up. :)

Jun 03, 2018

Why is the eBook not available? There are three holds on one copy; I'm #1 but the book hasn't been available read for over a week. I'm not sure why there is a delay or bug in the availability or the processing. Haven't had this issue with other ebooks, so I'm not sure what is happening or not happening here.

Apr 18, 2018

If you want to know all the behind the scenes machinations of this classic film, this is the book for you. A huge cast of characters, legal dramas , production problems & solutions are explored. Hard to believe it's been 50 years since the premiere.


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