There have been countless words written about Stanley Kubrick’s visionary masterpiece ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ — some good, some bad — but after 45 years, this superb book (edited wonderfully by Jerome Agel, 1970) remains the only one you’ll ever really need. It is such a shame that this book is out-of-print. It is filled with everything you ever wanted to know about 2001. It leads off with Arthur C. Clarke’s short story The Sentinel and closes with a complete reprint of Stanley Kubrick’s interview with Playboy magazine. In between are profiles, interviews with technical advisors, effects secrets revealed, letters to Stanley from the moviegoing public, as well as reviews of the film, both good and bad. A fascinating snapshot of a moment in history when the world was caught off guard by a motion picture.
- Screenplay by Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke [pdf1, pdf2]
- All the essential documentaries on Stanley Kubrick
- Patricia Marx’s 1968 Interview with Arthur C. Clarke
- Alex North’s rejected score is finally available to be heard for the first time
- A Look Behind the Future