Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece

Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece

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 mi Celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the film?s release, this is the definitive story of the making of 2001: A...

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Title:Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece
Author:Michael Benson
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1501163930
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:512 pages pages

Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece Reviews

  • Andrew
    May 12, 2018

    Sometimes when I hear about a new book, I impulsively go to the public library's website and put a hold on it; I worry that otherwise, I might forget all about it in the midst of my endless and ever-growing to-read list (which I probably would; though my impulsiveness really wreaks hav...

    Okay, do not stop reading this when you start it, or balk at the initial length. My Kindle version clocks in at 723 pages, but the actual text is only 456 pages. The remaining 200-odd are photos, acknowledgements, and a comprehensive index. Still, nearly 500 pages about the making of a...

    Caution: Geniuses at Work This year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of 2001: A Space Odyssey, the masterpiece science fiction film that grew out of a collaboration between two creative geniuses, Arthur C Clarke and Stanley Kubrick. In this book, Michael Benson tells the st...

    It may surprise many readers that 2001: A Space Odyssey initially had a poor critical reception. During the premier, many attendees left at the intermission. Pauline Kael, Stanley Kauffmann and Andrew Sarris, eminent critics of the time, panned it. Author Michael Benson observes: ?....

    "Just what do you think you are doing, Dave?" Since the age of 8, I have probably seen '2001' more than most other movies. I consider it a supreme achievement. I was lucky enough to get to see it on the big screen some years ago when it was re-released with a new print. I react with...

    exactly as promised: this is the 'making of' and very little outside the focus. long but fast read. some brief bios, some money, some ambition, some great science/science fiction advisor/author, some artistic serendipity, some genius memory, some intense ongoing creation... a lot of wo...

    The best book on filmmaking and filmmakers I?ve ever read, and I?ve read quite a few. ...

    Fantastic story of the making of 2001. But more than just a behind the scenes story, this book explores the cultural influence if the movie on art, science and philosophy. I saw 2001 in the movie theater and it blew me away. But there was so much I didn?t know about Arthur C. Clarke ...

  • R.
    Apr 09, 2018

    Sometimes when I hear about a new book, I impulsively go to the public library's website and put a hold on it; I worry that otherwise, I might forget all about it in the midst of my endless and ever-growing to-read list (which I probably would; though my impulsiveness really wreaks hav...

    Okay, do not stop reading this when you start it, or balk at the initial length. My Kindle version clocks in at 723 pages, but the actual text is only 456 pages. The remaining 200-odd are photos, acknowledgements, and a comprehensive index. Still, nearly 500 pages about the making of a...

    Caution: Geniuses at Work This year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of 2001: A Space Odyssey, the masterpiece science fiction film that grew out of a collaboration between two creative geniuses, Arthur C Clarke and Stanley Kubrick. In this book, Michael Benson tells the st...

    It may surprise many readers that 2001: A Space Odyssey initially had a poor critical reception. During the premier, many attendees left at the intermission. Pauline Kael, Stanley Kauffmann and Andrew Sarris, eminent critics of the time, panned it. Author Michael Benson observes: ?....

    "Just what do you think you are doing, Dave?" Since the age of 8, I have probably seen '2001' more than most other movies. I consider it a supreme achievement. I was lucky enough to get to see it on the big screen some years ago when it was re-released with a new print. I react with...

    exactly as promised: this is the 'making of' and very little outside the focus. long but fast read. some brief bios, some money, some ambition, some great science/science fiction advisor/author, some artistic serendipity, some genius memory, some intense ongoing creation... a lot of wo...

    The best book on filmmaking and filmmakers I?ve ever read, and I?ve read quite a few. ...

    Fantastic story of the making of 2001. But more than just a behind the scenes story, this book explores the cultural influence if the movie on art, science and philosophy. I saw 2001 in the movie theater and it blew me away. But there was so much I didn?t know about Arthur C. Clarke ...

    Amazing book. Having met Arthur C Clarke in the late 60's, not long after seeing 2001 for the umpteenth time, I looked forward to reading this book. What happened amazed me. The author presents events, discussing things the way they might have been, and then discussing the final sce...

    There isn't a dull moment in Benson's book. It's very well written and the subject is one that's very close to me. In my teen years, I had a near mystical obsession with Kubrick and Clarke's 2001. What really comes through in this book is the tremendous commitment and risk that eve...

    Que 2001 é um marco do cinema nem é preciso comentar, se esse filme não lhe parece nada demais então certamente há algo de muito errado em ti e sugiro que revise urgentemente sua condição humana. No mais, o livro de Benson destrincha todo o processo de concepção, feitura e ...

    I had to rate this book "really liked" based solely on the amount of research the author put into this subject. At times, it felt like drudgery reading it, much like Keir Dullea endlessly going around Space Station 5's jogging track (which Kubrick later cut.) Nonetheless, it is amazing...

    For me this is a five star book and I think that anyone that is a fan of the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, especially those who also have an interest in how films are made, would every much enjoy this book. ...

    I loved 2001: A Space Odyssey and enjoyed learning more about the creation of the film and book. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free copy of this ebook. ...

    It?s something of a shame that a film that was worked over so obsessively should be chronicled with relative indifference by someone whose credentials seem lacking. Michael Benson?s profile tells me that he is a writer, filmmaker, and visual artist, with a special interest in deep ...

    On its 50th anniversary, is there anything remaining to be said about 2001: A Space Odyssey, being as it is one of the acknowledged greatest films ever? Well, apparently there's at least a little. Michael Benson's book may not be quite the final word on the subject (and his conclusi...

    I remember going to see this movie in Hollywood when it first opened. It was a big deal. I was awed by the transition of the dawn to space. This was long before CGI and magic of the movies that transformed movies about space travel. The screen was huge. The sound track was fantastic. T...

    I first saw 2001: A Space Odyssey when I was a youngster back in 1969. It was an incredible experience that had me rushing out to purchase the novel the next day. Since then I have lost track how many times I have seen the movie, how many articles about it I have read, or how many time...

    Younger people have little idea how impactful the film 2001: A Space Odyssey was when it first came out. It inspired a whole generation of filmmakers, including major names like Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and James Cameron. The film is visually sumptuous, employing cutting edge spe...

    This book goes into great detail about the making of "2001: A Space Odyssey." It will be a wonderful addition to anyone who loved the movie and rightly sees it as a masterpiece that changed cinema. I thoroughly enjoyed all of the behind-the-scenes details, and the thorough examination ...

    A comprehensive and completely fascinating look at *everything* behind the scenes of one of film's greatest achievements. As a huge fan of "2001" and Kubrick in general, I found this book to be full of behind-the-scene details that ranged from wacky (Kubrick tried to buy insurance in c...

    Maybe the only book to talk shit on Carl Sagan? This is, like Disney, one of those boy's clubs that I would have loved to join and of course would never have me. This is also an interesting book about "genius": I think Stanley Kubrick is probably a genius but a big part of his genius c...

    Highly enjoyable read, covering the making of 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. Hard to put down, loaded with facts new to me, not too judgmental one way or the other about Kubrick's methods (while offering pages and pages of alarming testimony laying out the director's power-controlling, obsessi...

    Absolutely fascinating, with a staggering (if sometimes overwhelming) level of detail. Pretty extraordinary, and a must for any movie fan. ...

    Compulsively readable and filled with both technical detail and human interest, the book conveys something of a paradox. So much of the film turns out to have been profoundly collaborative and at times surprisingly random, and yet the portrait of Kubrick at the helm shepherding this im...

  • Bonnie_blu
    Oct 27, 2018

    Sometimes when I hear about a new book, I impulsively go to the public library's website and put a hold on it; I worry that otherwise, I might forget all about it in the midst of my endless and ever-growing to-read list (which I probably would; though my impulsiveness really wreaks hav...

    Okay, do not stop reading this when you start it, or balk at the initial length. My Kindle version clocks in at 723 pages, but the actual text is only 456 pages. The remaining 200-odd are photos, acknowledgements, and a comprehensive index. Still, nearly 500 pages about the making of a...

    Caution: Geniuses at Work This year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of 2001: A Space Odyssey, the masterpiece science fiction film that grew out of a collaboration between two creative geniuses, Arthur C Clarke and Stanley Kubrick. In this book, Michael Benson tells the st...

    It may surprise many readers that 2001: A Space Odyssey initially had a poor critical reception. During the premier, many attendees left at the intermission. Pauline Kael, Stanley Kauffmann and Andrew Sarris, eminent critics of the time, panned it. Author Michael Benson observes: ?....

    "Just what do you think you are doing, Dave?" Since the age of 8, I have probably seen '2001' more than most other movies. I consider it a supreme achievement. I was lucky enough to get to see it on the big screen some years ago when it was re-released with a new print. I react with...

    exactly as promised: this is the 'making of' and very little outside the focus. long but fast read. some brief bios, some money, some ambition, some great science/science fiction advisor/author, some artistic serendipity, some genius memory, some intense ongoing creation... a lot of wo...

    The best book on filmmaking and filmmakers I?ve ever read, and I?ve read quite a few. ...

    Fantastic story of the making of 2001. But more than just a behind the scenes story, this book explores the cultural influence if the movie on art, science and philosophy. I saw 2001 in the movie theater and it blew me away. But there was so much I didn?t know about Arthur C. Clarke ...

    Amazing book. Having met Arthur C Clarke in the late 60's, not long after seeing 2001 for the umpteenth time, I looked forward to reading this book. What happened amazed me. The author presents events, discussing things the way they might have been, and then discussing the final sce...

    There isn't a dull moment in Benson's book. It's very well written and the subject is one that's very close to me. In my teen years, I had a near mystical obsession with Kubrick and Clarke's 2001. What really comes through in this book is the tremendous commitment and risk that eve...

    Que 2001 é um marco do cinema nem é preciso comentar, se esse filme não lhe parece nada demais então certamente há algo de muito errado em ti e sugiro que revise urgentemente sua condição humana. No mais, o livro de Benson destrincha todo o processo de concepção, feitura e ...

    I had to rate this book "really liked" based solely on the amount of research the author put into this subject. At times, it felt like drudgery reading it, much like Keir Dullea endlessly going around Space Station 5's jogging track (which Kubrick later cut.) Nonetheless, it is amazing...

    For me this is a five star book and I think that anyone that is a fan of the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, especially those who also have an interest in how films are made, would every much enjoy this book. ...

    I loved 2001: A Space Odyssey and enjoyed learning more about the creation of the film and book. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free copy of this ebook. ...

    It?s something of a shame that a film that was worked over so obsessively should be chronicled with relative indifference by someone whose credentials seem lacking. Michael Benson?s profile tells me that he is a writer, filmmaker, and visual artist, with a special interest in deep ...

    On its 50th anniversary, is there anything remaining to be said about 2001: A Space Odyssey, being as it is one of the acknowledged greatest films ever? Well, apparently there's at least a little. Michael Benson's book may not be quite the final word on the subject (and his conclusi...

    I remember going to see this movie in Hollywood when it first opened. It was a big deal. I was awed by the transition of the dawn to space. This was long before CGI and magic of the movies that transformed movies about space travel. The screen was huge. The sound track was fantastic. T...

    I first saw 2001: A Space Odyssey when I was a youngster back in 1969. It was an incredible experience that had me rushing out to purchase the novel the next day. Since then I have lost track how many times I have seen the movie, how many articles about it I have read, or how many time...

    Younger people have little idea how impactful the film 2001: A Space Odyssey was when it first came out. It inspired a whole generation of filmmakers, including major names like Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and James Cameron. The film is visually sumptuous, employing cutting edge spe...

    This book goes into great detail about the making of "2001: A Space Odyssey." It will be a wonderful addition to anyone who loved the movie and rightly sees it as a masterpiece that changed cinema. I thoroughly enjoyed all of the behind-the-scenes details, and the thorough examination ...

  • Erik Olsen
    Aug 01, 2018

    Sometimes when I hear about a new book, I impulsively go to the public library's website and put a hold on it; I worry that otherwise, I might forget all about it in the midst of my endless and ever-growing to-read list (which I probably would; though my impulsiveness really wreaks hav...

    Okay, do not stop reading this when you start it, or balk at the initial length. My Kindle version clocks in at 723 pages, but the actual text is only 456 pages. The remaining 200-odd are photos, acknowledgements, and a comprehensive index. Still, nearly 500 pages about the making of a...

    Caution: Geniuses at Work This year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of 2001: A Space Odyssey, the masterpiece science fiction film that grew out of a collaboration between two creative geniuses, Arthur C Clarke and Stanley Kubrick. In this book, Michael Benson tells the st...

    It may surprise many readers that 2001: A Space Odyssey initially had a poor critical reception. During the premier, many attendees left at the intermission. Pauline Kael, Stanley Kauffmann and Andrew Sarris, eminent critics of the time, panned it. Author Michael Benson observes: ?....

    "Just what do you think you are doing, Dave?" Since the age of 8, I have probably seen '2001' more than most other movies. I consider it a supreme achievement. I was lucky enough to get to see it on the big screen some years ago when it was re-released with a new print. I react with...

    exactly as promised: this is the 'making of' and very little outside the focus. long but fast read. some brief bios, some money, some ambition, some great science/science fiction advisor/author, some artistic serendipity, some genius memory, some intense ongoing creation... a lot of wo...

    The best book on filmmaking and filmmakers I?ve ever read, and I?ve read quite a few. ...

    Fantastic story of the making of 2001. But more than just a behind the scenes story, this book explores the cultural influence if the movie on art, science and philosophy. I saw 2001 in the movie theater and it blew me away. But there was so much I didn?t know about Arthur C. Clarke ...

    Amazing book. Having met Arthur C Clarke in the late 60's, not long after seeing 2001 for the umpteenth time, I looked forward to reading this book. What happened amazed me. The author presents events, discussing things the way they might have been, and then discussing the final sce...

    There isn't a dull moment in Benson's book. It's very well written and the subject is one that's very close to me. In my teen years, I had a near mystical obsession with Kubrick and Clarke's 2001. What really comes through in this book is the tremendous commitment and risk that eve...

    Que 2001 é um marco do cinema nem é preciso comentar, se esse filme não lhe parece nada demais então certamente há algo de muito errado em ti e sugiro que revise urgentemente sua condição humana. No mais, o livro de Benson destrincha todo o processo de concepção, feitura e ...

    I had to rate this book "really liked" based solely on the amount of research the author put into this subject. At times, it felt like drudgery reading it, much like Keir Dullea endlessly going around Space Station 5's jogging track (which Kubrick later cut.) Nonetheless, it is amazing...

    For me this is a five star book and I think that anyone that is a fan of the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, especially those who also have an interest in how films are made, would every much enjoy this book. ...

    I loved 2001: A Space Odyssey and enjoyed learning more about the creation of the film and book. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free copy of this ebook. ...

    It?s something of a shame that a film that was worked over so obsessively should be chronicled with relative indifference by someone whose credentials seem lacking. Michael Benson?s profile tells me that he is a writer, filmmaker, and visual artist, with a special interest in deep ...

    On its 50th anniversary, is there anything remaining to be said about 2001: A Space Odyssey, being as it is one of the acknowledged greatest films ever? Well, apparently there's at least a little. Michael Benson's book may not be quite the final word on the subject (and his conclusi...

    I remember going to see this movie in Hollywood when it first opened. It was a big deal. I was awed by the transition of the dawn to space. This was long before CGI and magic of the movies that transformed movies about space travel. The screen was huge. The sound track was fantastic. T...

    I first saw 2001: A Space Odyssey when I was a youngster back in 1969. It was an incredible experience that had me rushing out to purchase the novel the next day. Since then I have lost track how many times I have seen the movie, how many articles about it I have read, or how many time...

    Younger people have little idea how impactful the film 2001: A Space Odyssey was when it first came out. It inspired a whole generation of filmmakers, including major names like Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and James Cameron. The film is visually sumptuous, employing cutting edge spe...

  • Djll
    Dec 19, 2018

    Sometimes when I hear about a new book, I impulsively go to the public library's website and put a hold on it; I worry that otherwise, I might forget all about it in the midst of my endless and ever-growing to-read list (which I probably would; though my impulsiveness really wreaks hav...

    Okay, do not stop reading this when you start it, or balk at the initial length. My Kindle version clocks in at 723 pages, but the actual text is only 456 pages. The remaining 200-odd are photos, acknowledgements, and a comprehensive index. Still, nearly 500 pages about the making of a...

    Caution: Geniuses at Work This year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of 2001: A Space Odyssey, the masterpiece science fiction film that grew out of a collaboration between two creative geniuses, Arthur C Clarke and Stanley Kubrick. In this book, Michael Benson tells the st...

    It may surprise many readers that 2001: A Space Odyssey initially had a poor critical reception. During the premier, many attendees left at the intermission. Pauline Kael, Stanley Kauffmann and Andrew Sarris, eminent critics of the time, panned it. Author Michael Benson observes: ?....

    "Just what do you think you are doing, Dave?" Since the age of 8, I have probably seen '2001' more than most other movies. I consider it a supreme achievement. I was lucky enough to get to see it on the big screen some years ago when it was re-released with a new print. I react with...

    exactly as promised: this is the 'making of' and very little outside the focus. long but fast read. some brief bios, some money, some ambition, some great science/science fiction advisor/author, some artistic serendipity, some genius memory, some intense ongoing creation... a lot of wo...

    The best book on filmmaking and filmmakers I?ve ever read, and I?ve read quite a few. ...

    Fantastic story of the making of 2001. But more than just a behind the scenes story, this book explores the cultural influence if the movie on art, science and philosophy. I saw 2001 in the movie theater and it blew me away. But there was so much I didn?t know about Arthur C. Clarke ...

    Amazing book. Having met Arthur C Clarke in the late 60's, not long after seeing 2001 for the umpteenth time, I looked forward to reading this book. What happened amazed me. The author presents events, discussing things the way they might have been, and then discussing the final sce...

    There isn't a dull moment in Benson's book. It's very well written and the subject is one that's very close to me. In my teen years, I had a near mystical obsession with Kubrick and Clarke's 2001. What really comes through in this book is the tremendous commitment and risk that eve...

    Que 2001 é um marco do cinema nem é preciso comentar, se esse filme não lhe parece nada demais então certamente há algo de muito errado em ti e sugiro que revise urgentemente sua condição humana. No mais, o livro de Benson destrincha todo o processo de concepção, feitura e ...

    I had to rate this book "really liked" based solely on the amount of research the author put into this subject. At times, it felt like drudgery reading it, much like Keir Dullea endlessly going around Space Station 5's jogging track (which Kubrick later cut.) Nonetheless, it is amazing...

    For me this is a five star book and I think that anyone that is a fan of the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, especially those who also have an interest in how films are made, would every much enjoy this book. ...

    I loved 2001: A Space Odyssey and enjoyed learning more about the creation of the film and book. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free copy of this ebook. ...

    It?s something of a shame that a film that was worked over so obsessively should be chronicled with relative indifference by someone whose credentials seem lacking. Michael Benson?s profile tells me that he is a writer, filmmaker, and visual artist, with a special interest in deep ...

    On its 50th anniversary, is there anything remaining to be said about 2001: A Space Odyssey, being as it is one of the acknowledged greatest films ever? Well, apparently there's at least a little. Michael Benson's book may not be quite the final word on the subject (and his conclusi...

    I remember going to see this movie in Hollywood when it first opened. It was a big deal. I was awed by the transition of the dawn to space. This was long before CGI and magic of the movies that transformed movies about space travel. The screen was huge. The sound track was fantastic. T...

    I first saw 2001: A Space Odyssey when I was a youngster back in 1969. It was an incredible experience that had me rushing out to purchase the novel the next day. Since then I have lost track how many times I have seen the movie, how many articles about it I have read, or how many time...

    Younger people have little idea how impactful the film 2001: A Space Odyssey was when it first came out. It inspired a whole generation of filmmakers, including major names like Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and James Cameron. The film is visually sumptuous, employing cutting edge spe...

    This book goes into great detail about the making of "2001: A Space Odyssey." It will be a wonderful addition to anyone who loved the movie and rightly sees it as a masterpiece that changed cinema. I thoroughly enjoyed all of the behind-the-scenes details, and the thorough examination ...

    A comprehensive and completely fascinating look at *everything* behind the scenes of one of film's greatest achievements. As a huge fan of "2001" and Kubrick in general, I found this book to be full of behind-the-scene details that ranged from wacky (Kubrick tried to buy insurance in c...

    Maybe the only book to talk shit on Carl Sagan? This is, like Disney, one of those boy's clubs that I would have loved to join and of course would never have me. This is also an interesting book about "genius": I think Stanley Kubrick is probably a genius but a big part of his genius c...

    Highly enjoyable read, covering the making of 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. Hard to put down, loaded with facts new to me, not too judgmental one way or the other about Kubrick's methods (while offering pages and pages of alarming testimony laying out the director's power-controlling, obsessi...

  • flannery
    Jan 05, 2019

    Sometimes when I hear about a new book, I impulsively go to the public library's website and put a hold on it; I worry that otherwise, I might forget all about it in the midst of my endless and ever-growing to-read list (which I probably would; though my impulsiveness really wreaks hav...

    Okay, do not stop reading this when you start it, or balk at the initial length. My Kindle version clocks in at 723 pages, but the actual text is only 456 pages. The remaining 200-odd are photos, acknowledgements, and a comprehensive index. Still, nearly 500 pages about the making of a...

    Caution: Geniuses at Work This year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of 2001: A Space Odyssey, the masterpiece science fiction film that grew out of a collaboration between two creative geniuses, Arthur C Clarke and Stanley Kubrick. In this book, Michael Benson tells the st...

    It may surprise many readers that 2001: A Space Odyssey initially had a poor critical reception. During the premier, many attendees left at the intermission. Pauline Kael, Stanley Kauffmann and Andrew Sarris, eminent critics of the time, panned it. Author Michael Benson observes: ?....

    "Just what do you think you are doing, Dave?" Since the age of 8, I have probably seen '2001' more than most other movies. I consider it a supreme achievement. I was lucky enough to get to see it on the big screen some years ago when it was re-released with a new print. I react with...

    exactly as promised: this is the 'making of' and very little outside the focus. long but fast read. some brief bios, some money, some ambition, some great science/science fiction advisor/author, some artistic serendipity, some genius memory, some intense ongoing creation... a lot of wo...

    The best book on filmmaking and filmmakers I?ve ever read, and I?ve read quite a few. ...

    Fantastic story of the making of 2001. But more than just a behind the scenes story, this book explores the cultural influence if the movie on art, science and philosophy. I saw 2001 in the movie theater and it blew me away. But there was so much I didn?t know about Arthur C. Clarke ...

    Amazing book. Having met Arthur C Clarke in the late 60's, not long after seeing 2001 for the umpteenth time, I looked forward to reading this book. What happened amazed me. The author presents events, discussing things the way they might have been, and then discussing the final sce...

    There isn't a dull moment in Benson's book. It's very well written and the subject is one that's very close to me. In my teen years, I had a near mystical obsession with Kubrick and Clarke's 2001. What really comes through in this book is the tremendous commitment and risk that eve...

    Que 2001 é um marco do cinema nem é preciso comentar, se esse filme não lhe parece nada demais então certamente há algo de muito errado em ti e sugiro que revise urgentemente sua condição humana. No mais, o livro de Benson destrincha todo o processo de concepção, feitura e ...

    I had to rate this book "really liked" based solely on the amount of research the author put into this subject. At times, it felt like drudgery reading it, much like Keir Dullea endlessly going around Space Station 5's jogging track (which Kubrick later cut.) Nonetheless, it is amazing...

    For me this is a five star book and I think that anyone that is a fan of the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, especially those who also have an interest in how films are made, would every much enjoy this book. ...

    I loved 2001: A Space Odyssey and enjoyed learning more about the creation of the film and book. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free copy of this ebook. ...

    It?s something of a shame that a film that was worked over so obsessively should be chronicled with relative indifference by someone whose credentials seem lacking. Michael Benson?s profile tells me that he is a writer, filmmaker, and visual artist, with a special interest in deep ...

    On its 50th anniversary, is there anything remaining to be said about 2001: A Space Odyssey, being as it is one of the acknowledged greatest films ever? Well, apparently there's at least a little. Michael Benson's book may not be quite the final word on the subject (and his conclusi...

    I remember going to see this movie in Hollywood when it first opened. It was a big deal. I was awed by the transition of the dawn to space. This was long before CGI and magic of the movies that transformed movies about space travel. The screen was huge. The sound track was fantastic. T...

    I first saw 2001: A Space Odyssey when I was a youngster back in 1969. It was an incredible experience that had me rushing out to purchase the novel the next day. Since then I have lost track how many times I have seen the movie, how many articles about it I have read, or how many time...

    Younger people have little idea how impactful the film 2001: A Space Odyssey was when it first came out. It inspired a whole generation of filmmakers, including major names like Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and James Cameron. The film is visually sumptuous, employing cutting edge spe...

    This book goes into great detail about the making of "2001: A Space Odyssey." It will be a wonderful addition to anyone who loved the movie and rightly sees it as a masterpiece that changed cinema. I thoroughly enjoyed all of the behind-the-scenes details, and the thorough examination ...

    A comprehensive and completely fascinating look at *everything* behind the scenes of one of film's greatest achievements. As a huge fan of "2001" and Kubrick in general, I found this book to be full of behind-the-scene details that ranged from wacky (Kubrick tried to buy insurance in c...

    Maybe the only book to talk shit on Carl Sagan? This is, like Disney, one of those boy's clubs that I would have loved to join and of course would never have me. This is also an interesting book about "genius": I think Stanley Kubrick is probably a genius but a big part of his genius c...

  • the gift
    Nov 12, 2018

    Sometimes when I hear about a new book, I impulsively go to the public library's website and put a hold on it; I worry that otherwise, I might forget all about it in the midst of my endless and ever-growing to-read list (which I probably would; though my impulsiveness really wreaks hav...

    Okay, do not stop reading this when you start it, or balk at the initial length. My Kindle version clocks in at 723 pages, but the actual text is only 456 pages. The remaining 200-odd are photos, acknowledgements, and a comprehensive index. Still, nearly 500 pages about the making of a...

    Caution: Geniuses at Work This year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of 2001: A Space Odyssey, the masterpiece science fiction film that grew out of a collaboration between two creative geniuses, Arthur C Clarke and Stanley Kubrick. In this book, Michael Benson tells the st...

    It may surprise many readers that 2001: A Space Odyssey initially had a poor critical reception. During the premier, many attendees left at the intermission. Pauline Kael, Stanley Kauffmann and Andrew Sarris, eminent critics of the time, panned it. Author Michael Benson observes: ?....

    "Just what do you think you are doing, Dave?" Since the age of 8, I have probably seen '2001' more than most other movies. I consider it a supreme achievement. I was lucky enough to get to see it on the big screen some years ago when it was re-released with a new print. I react with...

    exactly as promised: this is the 'making of' and very little outside the focus. long but fast read. some brief bios, some money, some ambition, some great science/science fiction advisor/author, some artistic serendipity, some genius memory, some intense ongoing creation... a lot of wo...

  • Williwaw
    Oct 28, 2018

    Sometimes when I hear about a new book, I impulsively go to the public library's website and put a hold on it; I worry that otherwise, I might forget all about it in the midst of my endless and ever-growing to-read list (which I probably would; though my impulsiveness really wreaks hav...

    Okay, do not stop reading this when you start it, or balk at the initial length. My Kindle version clocks in at 723 pages, but the actual text is only 456 pages. The remaining 200-odd are photos, acknowledgements, and a comprehensive index. Still, nearly 500 pages about the making of a...

    Caution: Geniuses at Work This year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of 2001: A Space Odyssey, the masterpiece science fiction film that grew out of a collaboration between two creative geniuses, Arthur C Clarke and Stanley Kubrick. In this book, Michael Benson tells the st...

    It may surprise many readers that 2001: A Space Odyssey initially had a poor critical reception. During the premier, many attendees left at the intermission. Pauline Kael, Stanley Kauffmann and Andrew Sarris, eminent critics of the time, panned it. Author Michael Benson observes: ?....

    "Just what do you think you are doing, Dave?" Since the age of 8, I have probably seen '2001' more than most other movies. I consider it a supreme achievement. I was lucky enough to get to see it on the big screen some years ago when it was re-released with a new print. I react with...

    exactly as promised: this is the 'making of' and very little outside the focus. long but fast read. some brief bios, some money, some ambition, some great science/science fiction advisor/author, some artistic serendipity, some genius memory, some intense ongoing creation... a lot of wo...

    The best book on filmmaking and filmmakers I?ve ever read, and I?ve read quite a few. ...

    Fantastic story of the making of 2001. But more than just a behind the scenes story, this book explores the cultural influence if the movie on art, science and philosophy. I saw 2001 in the movie theater and it blew me away. But there was so much I didn?t know about Arthur C. Clarke ...

    Amazing book. Having met Arthur C Clarke in the late 60's, not long after seeing 2001 for the umpteenth time, I looked forward to reading this book. What happened amazed me. The author presents events, discussing things the way they might have been, and then discussing the final sce...

    There isn't a dull moment in Benson's book. It's very well written and the subject is one that's very close to me. In my teen years, I had a near mystical obsession with Kubrick and Clarke's 2001. What really comes through in this book is the tremendous commitment and risk that eve...

  • Todd Vanderwerff
    Apr 12, 2018

    Sometimes when I hear about a new book, I impulsively go to the public library's website and put a hold on it; I worry that otherwise, I might forget all about it in the midst of my endless and ever-growing to-read list (which I probably would; though my impulsiveness really wreaks hav...

    Okay, do not stop reading this when you start it, or balk at the initial length. My Kindle version clocks in at 723 pages, but the actual text is only 456 pages. The remaining 200-odd are photos, acknowledgements, and a comprehensive index. Still, nearly 500 pages about the making of a...

    Caution: Geniuses at Work This year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of 2001: A Space Odyssey, the masterpiece science fiction film that grew out of a collaboration between two creative geniuses, Arthur C Clarke and Stanley Kubrick. In this book, Michael Benson tells the st...

    It may surprise many readers that 2001: A Space Odyssey initially had a poor critical reception. During the premier, many attendees left at the intermission. Pauline Kael, Stanley Kauffmann and Andrew Sarris, eminent critics of the time, panned it. Author Michael Benson observes: ?....

    "Just what do you think you are doing, Dave?" Since the age of 8, I have probably seen '2001' more than most other movies. I consider it a supreme achievement. I was lucky enough to get to see it on the big screen some years ago when it was re-released with a new print. I react with...

    exactly as promised: this is the 'making of' and very little outside the focus. long but fast read. some brief bios, some money, some ambition, some great science/science fiction advisor/author, some artistic serendipity, some genius memory, some intense ongoing creation... a lot of wo...

    The best book on filmmaking and filmmakers I?ve ever read, and I?ve read quite a few. ...

    Fantastic story of the making of 2001. But more than just a behind the scenes story, this book explores the cultural influence if the movie on art, science and philosophy. I saw 2001 in the movie theater and it blew me away. But there was so much I didn?t know about Arthur C. Clarke ...

    Amazing book. Having met Arthur C Clarke in the late 60's, not long after seeing 2001 for the umpteenth time, I looked forward to reading this book. What happened amazed me. The author presents events, discussing things the way they might have been, and then discussing the final sce...

    There isn't a dull moment in Benson's book. It's very well written and the subject is one that's very close to me. In my teen years, I had a near mystical obsession with Kubrick and Clarke's 2001. What really comes through in this book is the tremendous commitment and risk that eve...

    Que 2001 é um marco do cinema nem é preciso comentar, se esse filme não lhe parece nada demais então certamente há algo de muito errado em ti e sugiro que revise urgentemente sua condição humana. No mais, o livro de Benson destrincha todo o processo de concepção, feitura e ...

    I had to rate this book "really liked" based solely on the amount of research the author put into this subject. At times, it felt like drudgery reading it, much like Keir Dullea endlessly going around Space Station 5's jogging track (which Kubrick later cut.) Nonetheless, it is amazing...

    For me this is a five star book and I think that anyone that is a fan of the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, especially those who also have an interest in how films are made, would every much enjoy this book. ...

    I loved 2001: A Space Odyssey and enjoyed learning more about the creation of the film and book. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free copy of this ebook. ...

    It?s something of a shame that a film that was worked over so obsessively should be chronicled with relative indifference by someone whose credentials seem lacking. Michael Benson?s profile tells me that he is a writer, filmmaker, and visual artist, with a special interest in deep ...

    On its 50th anniversary, is there anything remaining to be said about 2001: A Space Odyssey, being as it is one of the acknowledged greatest films ever? Well, apparently there's at least a little. Michael Benson's book may not be quite the final word on the subject (and his conclusi...

    I remember going to see this movie in Hollywood when it first opened. It was a big deal. I was awed by the transition of the dawn to space. This was long before CGI and magic of the movies that transformed movies about space travel. The screen was huge. The sound track was fantastic. T...

    I first saw 2001: A Space Odyssey when I was a youngster back in 1969. It was an incredible experience that had me rushing out to purchase the novel the next day. Since then I have lost track how many times I have seen the movie, how many articles about it I have read, or how many time...

    Younger people have little idea how impactful the film 2001: A Space Odyssey was when it first came out. It inspired a whole generation of filmmakers, including major names like Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and James Cameron. The film is visually sumptuous, employing cutting edge spe...

    This book goes into great detail about the making of "2001: A Space Odyssey." It will be a wonderful addition to anyone who loved the movie and rightly sees it as a masterpiece that changed cinema. I thoroughly enjoyed all of the behind-the-scenes details, and the thorough examination ...

    A comprehensive and completely fascinating look at *everything* behind the scenes of one of film's greatest achievements. As a huge fan of "2001" and Kubrick in general, I found this book to be full of behind-the-scene details that ranged from wacky (Kubrick tried to buy insurance in c...

    Maybe the only book to talk shit on Carl Sagan? This is, like Disney, one of those boy's clubs that I would have loved to join and of course would never have me. This is also an interesting book about "genius": I think Stanley Kubrick is probably a genius but a big part of his genius c...

    Highly enjoyable read, covering the making of 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. Hard to put down, loaded with facts new to me, not too judgmental one way or the other about Kubrick's methods (while offering pages and pages of alarming testimony laying out the director's power-controlling, obsessi...

    Absolutely fascinating, with a staggering (if sometimes overwhelming) level of detail. Pretty extraordinary, and a must for any movie fan. ...

    Compulsively readable and filled with both technical detail and human interest, the book conveys something of a paradox. So much of the film turns out to have been profoundly collaborative and at times surprisingly random, and yet the portrait of Kubrick at the helm shepherding this im...

    I was hoping for the definitive book on the making of "2001," and while this was good and interesting, it was not that book. It reads more like a collection of memoir highlights from others involved, and while the research seems to have been exhaustive, various bits of information I ha...

    When's the last time you finished a book and said, This is one of the best books I've ever read? This is one of them: one of the best books about artistic creation ever written and I'm including A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man in that list. In 450 pages, there's not a single ex...

    Read this for a 2001-centric podcast, and it's as thorough and exhaustive as you might like. A very clear picture of Stanley Kubrick emerges throughout the book, though I wanted perhaps a better sense of Arthur C. Clarke, who flits throughout it without real definition (as he did throu...

  • False
    Apr 20, 2018

    Sometimes when I hear about a new book, I impulsively go to the public library's website and put a hold on it; I worry that otherwise, I might forget all about it in the midst of my endless and ever-growing to-read list (which I probably would; though my impulsiveness really wreaks hav...

    Okay, do not stop reading this when you start it, or balk at the initial length. My Kindle version clocks in at 723 pages, but the actual text is only 456 pages. The remaining 200-odd are photos, acknowledgements, and a comprehensive index. Still, nearly 500 pages about the making of a...

    Caution: Geniuses at Work This year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of 2001: A Space Odyssey, the masterpiece science fiction film that grew out of a collaboration between two creative geniuses, Arthur C Clarke and Stanley Kubrick. In this book, Michael Benson tells the st...

    It may surprise many readers that 2001: A Space Odyssey initially had a poor critical reception. During the premier, many attendees left at the intermission. Pauline Kael, Stanley Kauffmann and Andrew Sarris, eminent critics of the time, panned it. Author Michael Benson observes: ?....

    "Just what do you think you are doing, Dave?" Since the age of 8, I have probably seen '2001' more than most other movies. I consider it a supreme achievement. I was lucky enough to get to see it on the big screen some years ago when it was re-released with a new print. I react with...

    exactly as promised: this is the 'making of' and very little outside the focus. long but fast read. some brief bios, some money, some ambition, some great science/science fiction advisor/author, some artistic serendipity, some genius memory, some intense ongoing creation... a lot of wo...

    The best book on filmmaking and filmmakers I?ve ever read, and I?ve read quite a few. ...

    Fantastic story of the making of 2001. But more than just a behind the scenes story, this book explores the cultural influence if the movie on art, science and philosophy. I saw 2001 in the movie theater and it blew me away. But there was so much I didn?t know about Arthur C. Clarke ...

    Amazing book. Having met Arthur C Clarke in the late 60's, not long after seeing 2001 for the umpteenth time, I looked forward to reading this book. What happened amazed me. The author presents events, discussing things the way they might have been, and then discussing the final sce...

    There isn't a dull moment in Benson's book. It's very well written and the subject is one that's very close to me. In my teen years, I had a near mystical obsession with Kubrick and Clarke's 2001. What really comes through in this book is the tremendous commitment and risk that eve...

    Que 2001 é um marco do cinema nem é preciso comentar, se esse filme não lhe parece nada demais então certamente há algo de muito errado em ti e sugiro que revise urgentemente sua condição humana. No mais, o livro de Benson destrincha todo o processo de concepção, feitura e ...

    I had to rate this book "really liked" based solely on the amount of research the author put into this subject. At times, it felt like drudgery reading it, much like Keir Dullea endlessly going around Space Station 5's jogging track (which Kubrick later cut.) Nonetheless, it is amazing...

  • Ms.pegasus
    Jul 21, 2018

    Sometimes when I hear about a new book, I impulsively go to the public library's website and put a hold on it; I worry that otherwise, I might forget all about it in the midst of my endless and ever-growing to-read list (which I probably would; though my impulsiveness really wreaks hav...

    Okay, do not stop reading this when you start it, or balk at the initial length. My Kindle version clocks in at 723 pages, but the actual text is only 456 pages. The remaining 200-odd are photos, acknowledgements, and a comprehensive index. Still, nearly 500 pages about the making of a...

    Caution: Geniuses at Work This year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of 2001: A Space Odyssey, the masterpiece science fiction film that grew out of a collaboration between two creative geniuses, Arthur C Clarke and Stanley Kubrick. In this book, Michael Benson tells the st...

    It may surprise many readers that 2001: A Space Odyssey initially had a poor critical reception. During the premier, many attendees left at the intermission. Pauline Kael, Stanley Kauffmann and Andrew Sarris, eminent critics of the time, panned it. Author Michael Benson observes: ?....

  • Gary Schroeder
    Jul 29, 2018

    Sometimes when I hear about a new book, I impulsively go to the public library's website and put a hold on it; I worry that otherwise, I might forget all about it in the midst of my endless and ever-growing to-read list (which I probably would; though my impulsiveness really wreaks hav...

    Okay, do not stop reading this when you start it, or balk at the initial length. My Kindle version clocks in at 723 pages, but the actual text is only 456 pages. The remaining 200-odd are photos, acknowledgements, and a comprehensive index. Still, nearly 500 pages about the making of a...

    Caution: Geniuses at Work This year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of 2001: A Space Odyssey, the masterpiece science fiction film that grew out of a collaboration between two creative geniuses, Arthur C Clarke and Stanley Kubrick. In this book, Michael Benson tells the st...

    It may surprise many readers that 2001: A Space Odyssey initially had a poor critical reception. During the premier, many attendees left at the intermission. Pauline Kael, Stanley Kauffmann and Andrew Sarris, eminent critics of the time, panned it. Author Michael Benson observes: ?....

    "Just what do you think you are doing, Dave?" Since the age of 8, I have probably seen '2001' more than most other movies. I consider it a supreme achievement. I was lucky enough to get to see it on the big screen some years ago when it was re-released with a new print. I react with...

    exactly as promised: this is the 'making of' and very little outside the focus. long but fast read. some brief bios, some money, some ambition, some great science/science fiction advisor/author, some artistic serendipity, some genius memory, some intense ongoing creation... a lot of wo...

    The best book on filmmaking and filmmakers I?ve ever read, and I?ve read quite a few. ...

    Fantastic story of the making of 2001. But more than just a behind the scenes story, this book explores the cultural influence if the movie on art, science and philosophy. I saw 2001 in the movie theater and it blew me away. But there was so much I didn?t know about Arthur C. Clarke ...

    Amazing book. Having met Arthur C Clarke in the late 60's, not long after seeing 2001 for the umpteenth time, I looked forward to reading this book. What happened amazed me. The author presents events, discussing things the way they might have been, and then discussing the final sce...

    There isn't a dull moment in Benson's book. It's very well written and the subject is one that's very close to me. In my teen years, I had a near mystical obsession with Kubrick and Clarke's 2001. What really comes through in this book is the tremendous commitment and risk that eve...

    Que 2001 é um marco do cinema nem é preciso comentar, se esse filme não lhe parece nada demais então certamente há algo de muito errado em ti e sugiro que revise urgentemente sua condição humana. No mais, o livro de Benson destrincha todo o processo de concepção, feitura e ...

    I had to rate this book "really liked" based solely on the amount of research the author put into this subject. At times, it felt like drudgery reading it, much like Keir Dullea endlessly going around Space Station 5's jogging track (which Kubrick later cut.) Nonetheless, it is amazing...

    For me this is a five star book and I think that anyone that is a fan of the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, especially those who also have an interest in how films are made, would every much enjoy this book. ...

    I loved 2001: A Space Odyssey and enjoyed learning more about the creation of the film and book. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free copy of this ebook. ...

    It?s something of a shame that a film that was worked over so obsessively should be chronicled with relative indifference by someone whose credentials seem lacking. Michael Benson?s profile tells me that he is a writer, filmmaker, and visual artist, with a special interest in deep ...

    On its 50th anniversary, is there anything remaining to be said about 2001: A Space Odyssey, being as it is one of the acknowledged greatest films ever? Well, apparently there's at least a little. Michael Benson's book may not be quite the final word on the subject (and his conclusi...

    I remember going to see this movie in Hollywood when it first opened. It was a big deal. I was awed by the transition of the dawn to space. This was long before CGI and magic of the movies that transformed movies about space travel. The screen was huge. The sound track was fantastic. T...

    I first saw 2001: A Space Odyssey when I was a youngster back in 1969. It was an incredible experience that had me rushing out to purchase the novel the next day. Since then I have lost track how many times I have seen the movie, how many articles about it I have read, or how many time...

    Younger people have little idea how impactful the film 2001: A Space Odyssey was when it first came out. It inspired a whole generation of filmmakers, including major names like Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and James Cameron. The film is visually sumptuous, employing cutting edge spe...

    This book goes into great detail about the making of "2001: A Space Odyssey." It will be a wonderful addition to anyone who loved the movie and rightly sees it as a masterpiece that changed cinema. I thoroughly enjoyed all of the behind-the-scenes details, and the thorough examination ...

    A comprehensive and completely fascinating look at *everything* behind the scenes of one of film's greatest achievements. As a huge fan of "2001" and Kubrick in general, I found this book to be full of behind-the-scene details that ranged from wacky (Kubrick tried to buy insurance in c...

    Maybe the only book to talk shit on Carl Sagan? This is, like Disney, one of those boy's clubs that I would have loved to join and of course would never have me. This is also an interesting book about "genius": I think Stanley Kubrick is probably a genius but a big part of his genius c...

    Highly enjoyable read, covering the making of 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. Hard to put down, loaded with facts new to me, not too judgmental one way or the other about Kubrick's methods (while offering pages and pages of alarming testimony laying out the director's power-controlling, obsessi...

    Absolutely fascinating, with a staggering (if sometimes overwhelming) level of detail. Pretty extraordinary, and a must for any movie fan. ...

    Compulsively readable and filled with both technical detail and human interest, the book conveys something of a paradox. So much of the film turns out to have been profoundly collaborative and at times surprisingly random, and yet the portrait of Kubrick at the helm shepherding this im...

    I was hoping for the definitive book on the making of "2001," and while this was good and interesting, it was not that book. It reads more like a collection of memoir highlights from others involved, and while the research seems to have been exhaustive, various bits of information I ha...

    When's the last time you finished a book and said, This is one of the best books I've ever read? This is one of them: one of the best books about artistic creation ever written and I'm including A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man in that list. In 450 pages, there's not a single ex...

    Read this for a 2001-centric podcast, and it's as thorough and exhaustive as you might like. A very clear picture of Stanley Kubrick emerges throughout the book, though I wanted perhaps a better sense of Arthur C. Clarke, who flits throughout it without real definition (as he did throu...

    When I was in my early twenties, I had never read a book solely for enjoyment. That changed after I met my wife. Shortly after we were married, she gave me the novel The Shining by Steven King to read. The next book she gave me was The Firm by John Grisham. I enjoyed reading both books...

    Works of art (or any fully formed ?thing?) somehow give the appearance of having always existed. As if there could be no world in which they didn?t exist. It?s easy to regard grand, harmonious works as simply having been brought to completion by the work?s author, architect, ...

  • Gerhard
    Oct 11, 2018

    Sometimes when I hear about a new book, I impulsively go to the public library's website and put a hold on it; I worry that otherwise, I might forget all about it in the midst of my endless and ever-growing to-read list (which I probably would; though my impulsiveness really wreaks hav...

    Okay, do not stop reading this when you start it, or balk at the initial length. My Kindle version clocks in at 723 pages, but the actual text is only 456 pages. The remaining 200-odd are photos, acknowledgements, and a comprehensive index. Still, nearly 500 pages about the making of a...

  • Scott Kardel
    Sep 14, 2018

    Sometimes when I hear about a new book, I impulsively go to the public library's website and put a hold on it; I worry that otherwise, I might forget all about it in the midst of my endless and ever-growing to-read list (which I probably would; though my impulsiveness really wreaks hav...

    Okay, do not stop reading this when you start it, or balk at the initial length. My Kindle version clocks in at 723 pages, but the actual text is only 456 pages. The remaining 200-odd are photos, acknowledgements, and a comprehensive index. Still, nearly 500 pages about the making of a...

    Caution: Geniuses at Work This year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of 2001: A Space Odyssey, the masterpiece science fiction film that grew out of a collaboration between two creative geniuses, Arthur C Clarke and Stanley Kubrick. In this book, Michael Benson tells the st...

    It may surprise many readers that 2001: A Space Odyssey initially had a poor critical reception. During the premier, many attendees left at the intermission. Pauline Kael, Stanley Kauffmann and Andrew Sarris, eminent critics of the time, panned it. Author Michael Benson observes: ?....

    "Just what do you think you are doing, Dave?" Since the age of 8, I have probably seen '2001' more than most other movies. I consider it a supreme achievement. I was lucky enough to get to see it on the big screen some years ago when it was re-released with a new print. I react with...

    exactly as promised: this is the 'making of' and very little outside the focus. long but fast read. some brief bios, some money, some ambition, some great science/science fiction advisor/author, some artistic serendipity, some genius memory, some intense ongoing creation... a lot of wo...

    The best book on filmmaking and filmmakers I?ve ever read, and I?ve read quite a few. ...

    Fantastic story of the making of 2001. But more than just a behind the scenes story, this book explores the cultural influence if the movie on art, science and philosophy. I saw 2001 in the movie theater and it blew me away. But there was so much I didn?t know about Arthur C. Clarke ...

    Amazing book. Having met Arthur C Clarke in the late 60's, not long after seeing 2001 for the umpteenth time, I looked forward to reading this book. What happened amazed me. The author presents events, discussing things the way they might have been, and then discussing the final sce...

    There isn't a dull moment in Benson's book. It's very well written and the subject is one that's very close to me. In my teen years, I had a near mystical obsession with Kubrick and Clarke's 2001. What really comes through in this book is the tremendous commitment and risk that eve...

    Que 2001 é um marco do cinema nem é preciso comentar, se esse filme não lhe parece nada demais então certamente há algo de muito errado em ti e sugiro que revise urgentemente sua condição humana. No mais, o livro de Benson destrincha todo o processo de concepção, feitura e ...

    I had to rate this book "really liked" based solely on the amount of research the author put into this subject. At times, it felt like drudgery reading it, much like Keir Dullea endlessly going around Space Station 5's jogging track (which Kubrick later cut.) Nonetheless, it is amazing...

    For me this is a five star book and I think that anyone that is a fan of the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, especially those who also have an interest in how films are made, would every much enjoy this book. ...

  • Stephen Hughes
    May 16, 2018

    Sometimes when I hear about a new book, I impulsively go to the public library's website and put a hold on it; I worry that otherwise, I might forget all about it in the midst of my endless and ever-growing to-read list (which I probably would; though my impulsiveness really wreaks hav...

    Okay, do not stop reading this when you start it, or balk at the initial length. My Kindle version clocks in at 723 pages, but the actual text is only 456 pages. The remaining 200-odd are photos, acknowledgements, and a comprehensive index. Still, nearly 500 pages about the making of a...

    Caution: Geniuses at Work This year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of 2001: A Space Odyssey, the masterpiece science fiction film that grew out of a collaboration between two creative geniuses, Arthur C Clarke and Stanley Kubrick. In this book, Michael Benson tells the st...

    It may surprise many readers that 2001: A Space Odyssey initially had a poor critical reception. During the premier, many attendees left at the intermission. Pauline Kael, Stanley Kauffmann and Andrew Sarris, eminent critics of the time, panned it. Author Michael Benson observes: ?....

    "Just what do you think you are doing, Dave?" Since the age of 8, I have probably seen '2001' more than most other movies. I consider it a supreme achievement. I was lucky enough to get to see it on the big screen some years ago when it was re-released with a new print. I react with...

    exactly as promised: this is the 'making of' and very little outside the focus. long but fast read. some brief bios, some money, some ambition, some great science/science fiction advisor/author, some artistic serendipity, some genius memory, some intense ongoing creation... a lot of wo...

    The best book on filmmaking and filmmakers I?ve ever read, and I?ve read quite a few. ...

  • J.M. Hushour
    Dec 11, 2018

    Sometimes when I hear about a new book, I impulsively go to the public library's website and put a hold on it; I worry that otherwise, I might forget all about it in the midst of my endless and ever-growing to-read list (which I probably would; though my impulsiveness really wreaks hav...

    Okay, do not stop reading this when you start it, or balk at the initial length. My Kindle version clocks in at 723 pages, but the actual text is only 456 pages. The remaining 200-odd are photos, acknowledgements, and a comprehensive index. Still, nearly 500 pages about the making of a...

    Caution: Geniuses at Work This year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of 2001: A Space Odyssey, the masterpiece science fiction film that grew out of a collaboration between two creative geniuses, Arthur C Clarke and Stanley Kubrick. In this book, Michael Benson tells the st...

    It may surprise many readers that 2001: A Space Odyssey initially had a poor critical reception. During the premier, many attendees left at the intermission. Pauline Kael, Stanley Kauffmann and Andrew Sarris, eminent critics of the time, panned it. Author Michael Benson observes: ?....

    "Just what do you think you are doing, Dave?" Since the age of 8, I have probably seen '2001' more than most other movies. I consider it a supreme achievement. I was lucky enough to get to see it on the big screen some years ago when it was re-released with a new print. I react with...

  • Leah
    Jun 26, 2018

    Sometimes when I hear about a new book, I impulsively go to the public library's website and put a hold on it; I worry that otherwise, I might forget all about it in the midst of my endless and ever-growing to-read list (which I probably would; though my impulsiveness really wreaks hav...

    Okay, do not stop reading this when you start it, or balk at the initial length. My Kindle version clocks in at 723 pages, but the actual text is only 456 pages. The remaining 200-odd are photos, acknowledgements, and a comprehensive index. Still, nearly 500 pages about the making of a...

    Caution: Geniuses at Work This year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of 2001: A Space Odyssey, the masterpiece science fiction film that grew out of a collaboration between two creative geniuses, Arthur C Clarke and Stanley Kubrick. In this book, Michael Benson tells the st...

  • Neil R. Coulter
    May 06, 2018

    Sometimes when I hear about a new book, I impulsively go to the public library's website and put a hold on it; I worry that otherwise, I might forget all about it in the midst of my endless and ever-growing to-read list (which I probably would; though my impulsiveness really wreaks hav...

  • James
    May 20, 2018

    Sometimes when I hear about a new book, I impulsively go to the public library's website and put a hold on it; I worry that otherwise, I might forget all about it in the midst of my endless and ever-growing to-read list (which I probably would; though my impulsiveness really wreaks hav...

    Okay, do not stop reading this when you start it, or balk at the initial length. My Kindle version clocks in at 723 pages, but the actual text is only 456 pages. The remaining 200-odd are photos, acknowledgements, and a comprehensive index. Still, nearly 500 pages about the making of a...

    Caution: Geniuses at Work This year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of 2001: A Space Odyssey, the masterpiece science fiction film that grew out of a collaboration between two creative geniuses, Arthur C Clarke and Stanley Kubrick. In this book, Michael Benson tells the st...

    It may surprise many readers that 2001: A Space Odyssey initially had a poor critical reception. During the premier, many attendees left at the intermission. Pauline Kael, Stanley Kauffmann and Andrew Sarris, eminent critics of the time, panned it. Author Michael Benson observes: ?....

    "Just what do you think you are doing, Dave?" Since the age of 8, I have probably seen '2001' more than most other movies. I consider it a supreme achievement. I was lucky enough to get to see it on the big screen some years ago when it was re-released with a new print. I react with...

    exactly as promised: this is the 'making of' and very little outside the focus. long but fast read. some brief bios, some money, some ambition, some great science/science fiction advisor/author, some artistic serendipity, some genius memory, some intense ongoing creation... a lot of wo...

    The best book on filmmaking and filmmakers I?ve ever read, and I?ve read quite a few. ...

    Fantastic story of the making of 2001. But more than just a behind the scenes story, this book explores the cultural influence if the movie on art, science and philosophy. I saw 2001 in the movie theater and it blew me away. But there was so much I didn?t know about Arthur C. Clarke ...

    Amazing book. Having met Arthur C Clarke in the late 60's, not long after seeing 2001 for the umpteenth time, I looked forward to reading this book. What happened amazed me. The author presents events, discussing things the way they might have been, and then discussing the final sce...

    There isn't a dull moment in Benson's book. It's very well written and the subject is one that's very close to me. In my teen years, I had a near mystical obsession with Kubrick and Clarke's 2001. What really comes through in this book is the tremendous commitment and risk that eve...

    Que 2001 é um marco do cinema nem é preciso comentar, se esse filme não lhe parece nada demais então certamente há algo de muito errado em ti e sugiro que revise urgentemente sua condição humana. No mais, o livro de Benson destrincha todo o processo de concepção, feitura e ...

    I had to rate this book "really liked" based solely on the amount of research the author put into this subject. At times, it felt like drudgery reading it, much like Keir Dullea endlessly going around Space Station 5's jogging track (which Kubrick later cut.) Nonetheless, it is amazing...

    For me this is a five star book and I think that anyone that is a fan of the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, especially those who also have an interest in how films are made, would every much enjoy this book. ...

    I loved 2001: A Space Odyssey and enjoyed learning more about the creation of the film and book. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free copy of this ebook. ...

    It?s something of a shame that a film that was worked over so obsessively should be chronicled with relative indifference by someone whose credentials seem lacking. Michael Benson?s profile tells me that he is a writer, filmmaker, and visual artist, with a special interest in deep ...

    On its 50th anniversary, is there anything remaining to be said about 2001: A Space Odyssey, being as it is one of the acknowledged greatest films ever? Well, apparently there's at least a little. Michael Benson's book may not be quite the final word on the subject (and his conclusi...

    I remember going to see this movie in Hollywood when it first opened. It was a big deal. I was awed by the transition of the dawn to space. This was long before CGI and magic of the movies that transformed movies about space travel. The screen was huge. The sound track was fantastic. T...

    I first saw 2001: A Space Odyssey when I was a youngster back in 1969. It was an incredible experience that had me rushing out to purchase the novel the next day. Since then I have lost track how many times I have seen the movie, how many articles about it I have read, or how many time...

    Younger people have little idea how impactful the film 2001: A Space Odyssey was when it first came out. It inspired a whole generation of filmmakers, including major names like Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and James Cameron. The film is visually sumptuous, employing cutting edge spe...

    This book goes into great detail about the making of "2001: A Space Odyssey." It will be a wonderful addition to anyone who loved the movie and rightly sees it as a masterpiece that changed cinema. I thoroughly enjoyed all of the behind-the-scenes details, and the thorough examination ...

    A comprehensive and completely fascinating look at *everything* behind the scenes of one of film's greatest achievements. As a huge fan of "2001" and Kubrick in general, I found this book to be full of behind-the-scene details that ranged from wacky (Kubrick tried to buy insurance in c...

    Maybe the only book to talk shit on Carl Sagan? This is, like Disney, one of those boy's clubs that I would have loved to join and of course would never have me. This is also an interesting book about "genius": I think Stanley Kubrick is probably a genius but a big part of his genius c...

    Highly enjoyable read, covering the making of 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. Hard to put down, loaded with facts new to me, not too judgmental one way or the other about Kubrick's methods (while offering pages and pages of alarming testimony laying out the director's power-controlling, obsessi...

    Absolutely fascinating, with a staggering (if sometimes overwhelming) level of detail. Pretty extraordinary, and a must for any movie fan. ...

    Compulsively readable and filled with both technical detail and human interest, the book conveys something of a paradox. So much of the film turns out to have been profoundly collaborative and at times surprisingly random, and yet the portrait of Kubrick at the helm shepherding this im...

    I was hoping for the definitive book on the making of "2001," and while this was good and interesting, it was not that book. It reads more like a collection of memoir highlights from others involved, and while the research seems to have been exhaustive, various bits of information I ha...

    When's the last time you finished a book and said, This is one of the best books I've ever read? This is one of them: one of the best books about artistic creation ever written and I'm including A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man in that list. In 450 pages, there's not a single ex...

  • Joseph F Cowan
    Apr 05, 2018

    Sometimes when I hear about a new book, I impulsively go to the public library's website and put a hold on it; I worry that otherwise, I might forget all about it in the midst of my endless and ever-growing to-read list (which I probably would; though my impulsiveness really wreaks hav...

    Okay, do not stop reading this when you start it, or balk at the initial length. My Kindle version clocks in at 723 pages, but the actual text is only 456 pages. The remaining 200-odd are photos, acknowledgements, and a comprehensive index. Still, nearly 500 pages about the making of a...

    Caution: Geniuses at Work This year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of 2001: A Space Odyssey, the masterpiece science fiction film that grew out of a collaboration between two creative geniuses, Arthur C Clarke and Stanley Kubrick. In this book, Michael Benson tells the st...

    It may surprise many readers that 2001: A Space Odyssey initially had a poor critical reception. During the premier, many attendees left at the intermission. Pauline Kael, Stanley Kauffmann and Andrew Sarris, eminent critics of the time, panned it. Author Michael Benson observes: ?....

    "Just what do you think you are doing, Dave?" Since the age of 8, I have probably seen '2001' more than most other movies. I consider it a supreme achievement. I was lucky enough to get to see it on the big screen some years ago when it was re-released with a new print. I react with...

    exactly as promised: this is the 'making of' and very little outside the focus. long but fast read. some brief bios, some money, some ambition, some great science/science fiction advisor/author, some artistic serendipity, some genius memory, some intense ongoing creation... a lot of wo...

    The best book on filmmaking and filmmakers I?ve ever read, and I?ve read quite a few. ...

    Fantastic story of the making of 2001. But more than just a behind the scenes story, this book explores the cultural influence if the movie on art, science and philosophy. I saw 2001 in the movie theater and it blew me away. But there was so much I didn?t know about Arthur C. Clarke ...

    Amazing book. Having met Arthur C Clarke in the late 60's, not long after seeing 2001 for the umpteenth time, I looked forward to reading this book. What happened amazed me. The author presents events, discussing things the way they might have been, and then discussing the final sce...

  • Ian Casey
    Jul 23, 2018

    Sometimes when I hear about a new book, I impulsively go to the public library's website and put a hold on it; I worry that otherwise, I might forget all about it in the midst of my endless and ever-growing to-read list (which I probably would; though my impulsiveness really wreaks hav...

    Okay, do not stop reading this when you start it, or balk at the initial length. My Kindle version clocks in at 723 pages, but the actual text is only 456 pages. The remaining 200-odd are photos, acknowledgements, and a comprehensive index. Still, nearly 500 pages about the making of a...

    Caution: Geniuses at Work This year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of 2001: A Space Odyssey, the masterpiece science fiction film that grew out of a collaboration between two creative geniuses, Arthur C Clarke and Stanley Kubrick. In this book, Michael Benson tells the st...

    It may surprise many readers that 2001: A Space Odyssey initially had a poor critical reception. During the premier, many attendees left at the intermission. Pauline Kael, Stanley Kauffmann and Andrew Sarris, eminent critics of the time, panned it. Author Michael Benson observes: ?....

    "Just what do you think you are doing, Dave?" Since the age of 8, I have probably seen '2001' more than most other movies. I consider it a supreme achievement. I was lucky enough to get to see it on the big screen some years ago when it was re-released with a new print. I react with...

    exactly as promised: this is the 'making of' and very little outside the focus. long but fast read. some brief bios, some money, some ambition, some great science/science fiction advisor/author, some artistic serendipity, some genius memory, some intense ongoing creation... a lot of wo...

    The best book on filmmaking and filmmakers I?ve ever read, and I?ve read quite a few. ...

    Fantastic story of the making of 2001. But more than just a behind the scenes story, this book explores the cultural influence if the movie on art, science and philosophy. I saw 2001 in the movie theater and it blew me away. But there was so much I didn?t know about Arthur C. Clarke ...

    Amazing book. Having met Arthur C Clarke in the late 60's, not long after seeing 2001 for the umpteenth time, I looked forward to reading this book. What happened amazed me. The author presents events, discussing things the way they might have been, and then discussing the final sce...

    There isn't a dull moment in Benson's book. It's very well written and the subject is one that's very close to me. In my teen years, I had a near mystical obsession with Kubrick and Clarke's 2001. What really comes through in this book is the tremendous commitment and risk that eve...

    Que 2001 é um marco do cinema nem é preciso comentar, se esse filme não lhe parece nada demais então certamente há algo de muito errado em ti e sugiro que revise urgentemente sua condição humana. No mais, o livro de Benson destrincha todo o processo de concepção, feitura e ...

    I had to rate this book "really liked" based solely on the amount of research the author put into this subject. At times, it felt like drudgery reading it, much like Keir Dullea endlessly going around Space Station 5's jogging track (which Kubrick later cut.) Nonetheless, it is amazing...

    For me this is a five star book and I think that anyone that is a fan of the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, especially those who also have an interest in how films are made, would every much enjoy this book. ...

    I loved 2001: A Space Odyssey and enjoyed learning more about the creation of the film and book. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free copy of this ebook. ...

    It?s something of a shame that a film that was worked over so obsessively should be chronicled with relative indifference by someone whose credentials seem lacking. Michael Benson?s profile tells me that he is a writer, filmmaker, and visual artist, with a special interest in deep ...

    On its 50th anniversary, is there anything remaining to be said about 2001: A Space Odyssey, being as it is one of the acknowledged greatest films ever? Well, apparently there's at least a little. Michael Benson's book may not be quite the final word on the subject (and his conclusi...

  • Mark
    Sep 07, 2018

    Sometimes when I hear about a new book, I impulsively go to the public library's website and put a hold on it; I worry that otherwise, I might forget all about it in the midst of my endless and ever-growing to-read list (which I probably would; though my impulsiveness really wreaks hav...

    Okay, do not stop reading this when you start it, or balk at the initial length. My Kindle version clocks in at 723 pages, but the actual text is only 456 pages. The remaining 200-odd are photos, acknowledgements, and a comprehensive index. Still, nearly 500 pages about the making of a...

    Caution: Geniuses at Work This year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of 2001: A Space Odyssey, the masterpiece science fiction film that grew out of a collaboration between two creative geniuses, Arthur C Clarke and Stanley Kubrick. In this book, Michael Benson tells the st...

    It may surprise many readers that 2001: A Space Odyssey initially had a poor critical reception. During the premier, many attendees left at the intermission. Pauline Kael, Stanley Kauffmann and Andrew Sarris, eminent critics of the time, panned it. Author Michael Benson observes: ?....

    "Just what do you think you are doing, Dave?" Since the age of 8, I have probably seen '2001' more than most other movies. I consider it a supreme achievement. I was lucky enough to get to see it on the big screen some years ago when it was re-released with a new print. I react with...

    exactly as promised: this is the 'making of' and very little outside the focus. long but fast read. some brief bios, some money, some ambition, some great science/science fiction advisor/author, some artistic serendipity, some genius memory, some intense ongoing creation... a lot of wo...

    The best book on filmmaking and filmmakers I?ve ever read, and I?ve read quite a few. ...

    Fantastic story of the making of 2001. But more than just a behind the scenes story, this book explores the cultural influence if the movie on art, science and philosophy. I saw 2001 in the movie theater and it blew me away. But there was so much I didn?t know about Arthur C. Clarke ...

    Amazing book. Having met Arthur C Clarke in the late 60's, not long after seeing 2001 for the umpteenth time, I looked forward to reading this book. What happened amazed me. The author presents events, discussing things the way they might have been, and then discussing the final sce...

    There isn't a dull moment in Benson's book. It's very well written and the subject is one that's very close to me. In my teen years, I had a near mystical obsession with Kubrick and Clarke's 2001. What really comes through in this book is the tremendous commitment and risk that eve...

    Que 2001 é um marco do cinema nem é preciso comentar, se esse filme não lhe parece nada demais então certamente há algo de muito errado em ti e sugiro que revise urgentemente sua condição humana. No mais, o livro de Benson destrincha todo o processo de concepção, feitura e ...

    I had to rate this book "really liked" based solely on the amount of research the author put into this subject. At times, it felt like drudgery reading it, much like Keir Dullea endlessly going around Space Station 5's jogging track (which Kubrick later cut.) Nonetheless, it is amazing...

    For me this is a five star book and I think that anyone that is a fan of the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, especially those who also have an interest in how films are made, would every much enjoy this book. ...

    I loved 2001: A Space Odyssey and enjoyed learning more about the creation of the film and book. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free copy of this ebook. ...

    It?s something of a shame that a film that was worked over so obsessively should be chronicled with relative indifference by someone whose credentials seem lacking. Michael Benson?s profile tells me that he is a writer, filmmaker, and visual artist, with a special interest in deep ...

  • Robin Bonne
    Mar 09, 2018

    Sometimes when I hear about a new book, I impulsively go to the public library's website and put a hold on it; I worry that otherwise, I might forget all about it in the midst of my endless and ever-growing to-read list (which I probably would; though my impulsiveness really wreaks hav...

    Okay, do not stop reading this when you start it, or balk at the initial length. My Kindle version clocks in at 723 pages, but the actual text is only 456 pages. The remaining 200-odd are photos, acknowledgements, and a comprehensive index. Still, nearly 500 pages about the making of a...

    Caution: Geniuses at Work This year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of 2001: A Space Odyssey, the masterpiece science fiction film that grew out of a collaboration between two creative geniuses, Arthur C Clarke and Stanley Kubrick. In this book, Michael Benson tells the st...

    It may surprise many readers that 2001: A Space Odyssey initially had a poor critical reception. During the premier, many attendees left at the intermission. Pauline Kael, Stanley Kauffmann and Andrew Sarris, eminent critics of the time, panned it. Author Michael Benson observes: ?....

    "Just what do you think you are doing, Dave?" Since the age of 8, I have probably seen '2001' more than most other movies. I consider it a supreme achievement. I was lucky enough to get to see it on the big screen some years ago when it was re-released with a new print. I react with...

    exactly as promised: this is the 'making of' and very little outside the focus. long but fast read. some brief bios, some money, some ambition, some great science/science fiction advisor/author, some artistic serendipity, some genius memory, some intense ongoing creation... a lot of wo...

    The best book on filmmaking and filmmakers I?ve ever read, and I?ve read quite a few. ...

    Fantastic story of the making of 2001. But more than just a behind the scenes story, this book explores the cultural influence if the movie on art, science and philosophy. I saw 2001 in the movie theater and it blew me away. But there was so much I didn?t know about Arthur C. Clarke ...

    Amazing book. Having met Arthur C Clarke in the late 60's, not long after seeing 2001 for the umpteenth time, I looked forward to reading this book. What happened amazed me. The author presents events, discussing things the way they might have been, and then discussing the final sce...

    There isn't a dull moment in Benson's book. It's very well written and the subject is one that's very close to me. In my teen years, I had a near mystical obsession with Kubrick and Clarke's 2001. What really comes through in this book is the tremendous commitment and risk that eve...

    Que 2001 é um marco do cinema nem é preciso comentar, se esse filme não lhe parece nada demais então certamente há algo de muito errado em ti e sugiro que revise urgentemente sua condição humana. No mais, o livro de Benson destrincha todo o processo de concepção, feitura e ...

    I had to rate this book "really liked" based solely on the amount of research the author put into this subject. At times, it felt like drudgery reading it, much like Keir Dullea endlessly going around Space Station 5's jogging track (which Kubrick later cut.) Nonetheless, it is amazing...

    For me this is a five star book and I think that anyone that is a fan of the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, especially those who also have an interest in how films are made, would every much enjoy this book. ...

    I loved 2001: A Space Odyssey and enjoyed learning more about the creation of the film and book. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free copy of this ebook. ...

  • John Singh
    Dec 23, 2018

    Sometimes when I hear about a new book, I impulsively go to the public library's website and put a hold on it; I worry that otherwise, I might forget all about it in the midst of my endless and ever-growing to-read list (which I probably would; though my impulsiveness really wreaks hav...

    Okay, do not stop reading this when you start it, or balk at the initial length. My Kindle version clocks in at 723 pages, but the actual text is only 456 pages. The remaining 200-odd are photos, acknowledgements, and a comprehensive index. Still, nearly 500 pages about the making of a...

    Caution: Geniuses at Work This year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of 2001: A Space Odyssey, the masterpiece science fiction film that grew out of a collaboration between two creative geniuses, Arthur C Clarke and Stanley Kubrick. In this book, Michael Benson tells the st...

    It may surprise many readers that 2001: A Space Odyssey initially had a poor critical reception. During the premier, many attendees left at the intermission. Pauline Kael, Stanley Kauffmann and Andrew Sarris, eminent critics of the time, panned it. Author Michael Benson observes: ?....

    "Just what do you think you are doing, Dave?" Since the age of 8, I have probably seen '2001' more than most other movies. I consider it a supreme achievement. I was lucky enough to get to see it on the big screen some years ago when it was re-released with a new print. I react with...

    exactly as promised: this is the 'making of' and very little outside the focus. long but fast read. some brief bios, some money, some ambition, some great science/science fiction advisor/author, some artistic serendipity, some genius memory, some intense ongoing creation... a lot of wo...

    The best book on filmmaking and filmmakers I?ve ever read, and I?ve read quite a few. ...

    Fantastic story of the making of 2001. But more than just a behind the scenes story, this book explores the cultural influence if the movie on art, science and philosophy. I saw 2001 in the movie theater and it blew me away. But there was so much I didn?t know about Arthur C. Clarke ...

    Amazing book. Having met Arthur C Clarke in the late 60's, not long after seeing 2001 for the umpteenth time, I looked forward to reading this book. What happened amazed me. The author presents events, discussing things the way they might have been, and then discussing the final sce...

    There isn't a dull moment in Benson's book. It's very well written and the subject is one that's very close to me. In my teen years, I had a near mystical obsession with Kubrick and Clarke's 2001. What really comes through in this book is the tremendous commitment and risk that eve...

    Que 2001 é um marco do cinema nem é preciso comentar, se esse filme não lhe parece nada demais então certamente há algo de muito errado em ti e sugiro que revise urgentemente sua condição humana. No mais, o livro de Benson destrincha todo o processo de concepção, feitura e ...

    I had to rate this book "really liked" based solely on the amount of research the author put into this subject. At times, it felt like drudgery reading it, much like Keir Dullea endlessly going around Space Station 5's jogging track (which Kubrick later cut.) Nonetheless, it is amazing...

    For me this is a five star book and I think that anyone that is a fan of the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, especially those who also have an interest in how films are made, would every much enjoy this book. ...

    I loved 2001: A Space Odyssey and enjoyed learning more about the creation of the film and book. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free copy of this ebook. ...

    It?s something of a shame that a film that was worked over so obsessively should be chronicled with relative indifference by someone whose credentials seem lacking. Michael Benson?s profile tells me that he is a writer, filmmaker, and visual artist, with a special interest in deep ...

    On its 50th anniversary, is there anything remaining to be said about 2001: A Space Odyssey, being as it is one of the acknowledged greatest films ever? Well, apparently there's at least a little. Michael Benson's book may not be quite the final word on the subject (and his conclusi...

    I remember going to see this movie in Hollywood when it first opened. It was a big deal. I was awed by the transition of the dawn to space. This was long before CGI and magic of the movies that transformed movies about space travel. The screen was huge. The sound track was fantastic. T...

    I first saw 2001: A Space Odyssey when I was a youngster back in 1969. It was an incredible experience that had me rushing out to purchase the novel the next day. Since then I have lost track how many times I have seen the movie, how many articles about it I have read, or how many time...

    Younger people have little idea how impactful the film 2001: A Space Odyssey was when it first came out. It inspired a whole generation of filmmakers, including major names like Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and James Cameron. The film is visually sumptuous, employing cutting edge spe...

    This book goes into great detail about the making of "2001: A Space Odyssey." It will be a wonderful addition to anyone who loved the movie and rightly sees it as a masterpiece that changed cinema. I thoroughly enjoyed all of the behind-the-scenes details, and the thorough examination ...

    A comprehensive and completely fascinating look at *everything* behind the scenes of one of film's greatest achievements. As a huge fan of "2001" and Kubrick in general, I found this book to be full of behind-the-scene details that ranged from wacky (Kubrick tried to buy insurance in c...

    Maybe the only book to talk shit on Carl Sagan? This is, like Disney, one of those boy's clubs that I would have loved to join and of course would never have me. This is also an interesting book about "genius": I think Stanley Kubrick is probably a genius but a big part of his genius c...

    Highly enjoyable read, covering the making of 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. Hard to put down, loaded with facts new to me, not too judgmental one way or the other about Kubrick's methods (while offering pages and pages of alarming testimony laying out the director's power-controlling, obsessi...

    Absolutely fascinating, with a staggering (if sometimes overwhelming) level of detail. Pretty extraordinary, and a must for any movie fan. ...

  • Emilio III
    May 20, 2018

    Sometimes when I hear about a new book, I impulsively go to the public library's website and put a hold on it; I worry that otherwise, I might forget all about it in the midst of my endless and ever-growing to-read list (which I probably would; though my impulsiveness really wreaks hav...

    Okay, do not stop reading this when you start it, or balk at the initial length. My Kindle version clocks in at 723 pages, but the actual text is only 456 pages. The remaining 200-odd are photos, acknowledgements, and a comprehensive index. Still, nearly 500 pages about the making of a...

    Caution: Geniuses at Work This year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of 2001: A Space Odyssey, the masterpiece science fiction film that grew out of a collaboration between two creative geniuses, Arthur C Clarke and Stanley Kubrick. In this book, Michael Benson tells the st...

    It may surprise many readers that 2001: A Space Odyssey initially had a poor critical reception. During the premier, many attendees left at the intermission. Pauline Kael, Stanley Kauffmann and Andrew Sarris, eminent critics of the time, panned it. Author Michael Benson observes: ?....

    "Just what do you think you are doing, Dave?" Since the age of 8, I have probably seen '2001' more than most other movies. I consider it a supreme achievement. I was lucky enough to get to see it on the big screen some years ago when it was re-released with a new print. I react with...

    exactly as promised: this is the 'making of' and very little outside the focus. long but fast read. some brief bios, some money, some ambition, some great science/science fiction advisor/author, some artistic serendipity, some genius memory, some intense ongoing creation... a lot of wo...

    The best book on filmmaking and filmmakers I?ve ever read, and I?ve read quite a few. ...

    Fantastic story of the making of 2001. But more than just a behind the scenes story, this book explores the cultural influence if the movie on art, science and philosophy. I saw 2001 in the movie theater and it blew me away. But there was so much I didn?t know about Arthur C. Clarke ...

    Amazing book. Having met Arthur C Clarke in the late 60's, not long after seeing 2001 for the umpteenth time, I looked forward to reading this book. What happened amazed me. The author presents events, discussing things the way they might have been, and then discussing the final sce...

    There isn't a dull moment in Benson's book. It's very well written and the subject is one that's very close to me. In my teen years, I had a near mystical obsession with Kubrick and Clarke's 2001. What really comes through in this book is the tremendous commitment and risk that eve...

    Que 2001 é um marco do cinema nem é preciso comentar, se esse filme não lhe parece nada demais então certamente há algo de muito errado em ti e sugiro que revise urgentemente sua condição humana. No mais, o livro de Benson destrincha todo o processo de concepção, feitura e ...

    I had to rate this book "really liked" based solely on the amount of research the author put into this subject. At times, it felt like drudgery reading it, much like Keir Dullea endlessly going around Space Station 5's jogging track (which Kubrick later cut.) Nonetheless, it is amazing...

    For me this is a five star book and I think that anyone that is a fan of the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, especially those who also have an interest in how films are made, would every much enjoy this book. ...

    I loved 2001: A Space Odyssey and enjoyed learning more about the creation of the film and book. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free copy of this ebook. ...

    It?s something of a shame that a film that was worked over so obsessively should be chronicled with relative indifference by someone whose credentials seem lacking. Michael Benson?s profile tells me that he is a writer, filmmaker, and visual artist, with a special interest in deep ...

    On its 50th anniversary, is there anything remaining to be said about 2001: A Space Odyssey, being as it is one of the acknowledged greatest films ever? Well, apparently there's at least a little. Michael Benson's book may not be quite the final word on the subject (and his conclusi...

    I remember going to see this movie in Hollywood when it first opened. It was a big deal. I was awed by the transition of the dawn to space. This was long before CGI and magic of the movies that transformed movies about space travel. The screen was huge. The sound track was fantastic. T...

    I first saw 2001: A Space Odyssey when I was a youngster back in 1969. It was an incredible experience that had me rushing out to purchase the novel the next day. Since then I have lost track how many times I have seen the movie, how many articles about it I have read, or how many time...

    Younger people have little idea how impactful the film 2001: A Space Odyssey was when it first came out. It inspired a whole generation of filmmakers, including major names like Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and James Cameron. The film is visually sumptuous, employing cutting edge spe...

    This book goes into great detail about the making of "2001: A Space Odyssey." It will be a wonderful addition to anyone who loved the movie and rightly sees it as a masterpiece that changed cinema. I thoroughly enjoyed all of the behind-the-scenes details, and the thorough examination ...

    A comprehensive and completely fascinating look at *everything* behind the scenes of one of film's greatest achievements. As a huge fan of "2001" and Kubrick in general, I found this book to be full of behind-the-scene details that ranged from wacky (Kubrick tried to buy insurance in c...

    Maybe the only book to talk shit on Carl Sagan? This is, like Disney, one of those boy's clubs that I would have loved to join and of course would never have me. This is also an interesting book about "genius": I think Stanley Kubrick is probably a genius but a big part of his genius c...

    Highly enjoyable read, covering the making of 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. Hard to put down, loaded with facts new to me, not too judgmental one way or the other about Kubrick's methods (while offering pages and pages of alarming testimony laying out the director's power-controlling, obsessi...

    Absolutely fascinating, with a staggering (if sometimes overwhelming) level of detail. Pretty extraordinary, and a must for any movie fan. ...

    Compulsively readable and filled with both technical detail and human interest, the book conveys something of a paradox. So much of the film turns out to have been profoundly collaborative and at times surprisingly random, and yet the portrait of Kubrick at the helm shepherding this im...

    I was hoping for the definitive book on the making of "2001," and while this was good and interesting, it was not that book. It reads more like a collection of memoir highlights from others involved, and while the research seems to have been exhaustive, various bits of information I ha...

    When's the last time you finished a book and said, This is one of the best books I've ever read? This is one of them: one of the best books about artistic creation ever written and I'm including A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man in that list. In 450 pages, there's not a single ex...

    Read this for a 2001-centric podcast, and it's as thorough and exhaustive as you might like. A very clear picture of Stanley Kubrick emerges throughout the book, though I wanted perhaps a better sense of Arthur C. Clarke, who flits throughout it without real definition (as he did throu...

    When I was in my early twenties, I had never read a book solely for enjoyment. That changed after I met my wife. Shortly after we were married, she gave me the novel The Shining by Steven King to read. The next book she gave me was The Firm by John Grisham. I enjoyed reading both books...

  • jaydro
    May 07, 2018

    Sometimes when I hear about a new book, I impulsively go to the public library's website and put a hold on it; I worry that otherwise, I might forget all about it in the midst of my endless and ever-growing to-read list (which I probably would; though my impulsiveness really wreaks hav...

    Okay, do not stop reading this when you start it, or balk at the initial length. My Kindle version clocks in at 723 pages, but the actual text is only 456 pages. The remaining 200-odd are photos, acknowledgements, and a comprehensive index. Still, nearly 500 pages about the making of a...

    Caution: Geniuses at Work This year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of 2001: A Space Odyssey, the masterpiece science fiction film that grew out of a collaboration between two creative geniuses, Arthur C Clarke and Stanley Kubrick. In this book, Michael Benson tells the st...

    It may surprise many readers that 2001: A Space Odyssey initially had a poor critical reception. During the premier, many attendees left at the intermission. Pauline Kael, Stanley Kauffmann and Andrew Sarris, eminent critics of the time, panned it. Author Michael Benson observes: ?....

    "Just what do you think you are doing, Dave?" Since the age of 8, I have probably seen '2001' more than most other movies. I consider it a supreme achievement. I was lucky enough to get to see it on the big screen some years ago when it was re-released with a new print. I react with...

    exactly as promised: this is the 'making of' and very little outside the focus. long but fast read. some brief bios, some money, some ambition, some great science/science fiction advisor/author, some artistic serendipity, some genius memory, some intense ongoing creation... a lot of wo...

    The best book on filmmaking and filmmakers I?ve ever read, and I?ve read quite a few. ...

    Fantastic story of the making of 2001. But more than just a behind the scenes story, this book explores the cultural influence if the movie on art, science and philosophy. I saw 2001 in the movie theater and it blew me away. But there was so much I didn?t know about Arthur C. Clarke ...

    Amazing book. Having met Arthur C Clarke in the late 60's, not long after seeing 2001 for the umpteenth time, I looked forward to reading this book. What happened amazed me. The author presents events, discussing things the way they might have been, and then discussing the final sce...

    There isn't a dull moment in Benson's book. It's very well written and the subject is one that's very close to me. In my teen years, I had a near mystical obsession with Kubrick and Clarke's 2001. What really comes through in this book is the tremendous commitment and risk that eve...

    Que 2001 é um marco do cinema nem é preciso comentar, se esse filme não lhe parece nada demais então certamente há algo de muito errado em ti e sugiro que revise urgentemente sua condição humana. No mais, o livro de Benson destrincha todo o processo de concepção, feitura e ...

    I had to rate this book "really liked" based solely on the amount of research the author put into this subject. At times, it felt like drudgery reading it, much like Keir Dullea endlessly going around Space Station 5's jogging track (which Kubrick later cut.) Nonetheless, it is amazing...

    For me this is a five star book and I think that anyone that is a fan of the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, especially those who also have an interest in how films are made, would every much enjoy this book. ...

    I loved 2001: A Space Odyssey and enjoyed learning more about the creation of the film and book. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free copy of this ebook. ...

    It?s something of a shame that a film that was worked over so obsessively should be chronicled with relative indifference by someone whose credentials seem lacking. Michael Benson?s profile tells me that he is a writer, filmmaker, and visual artist, with a special interest in deep ...

    On its 50th anniversary, is there anything remaining to be said about 2001: A Space Odyssey, being as it is one of the acknowledged greatest films ever? Well, apparently there's at least a little. Michael Benson's book may not be quite the final word on the subject (and his conclusi...

    I remember going to see this movie in Hollywood when it first opened. It was a big deal. I was awed by the transition of the dawn to space. This was long before CGI and magic of the movies that transformed movies about space travel. The screen was huge. The sound track was fantastic. T...

    I first saw 2001: A Space Odyssey when I was a youngster back in 1969. It was an incredible experience that had me rushing out to purchase the novel the next day. Since then I have lost track how many times I have seen the movie, how many articles about it I have read, or how many time...

    Younger people have little idea how impactful the film 2001: A Space Odyssey was when it first came out. It inspired a whole generation of filmmakers, including major names like Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and James Cameron. The film is visually sumptuous, employing cutting edge spe...

    This book goes into great detail about the making of "2001: A Space Odyssey." It will be a wonderful addition to anyone who loved the movie and rightly sees it as a masterpiece that changed cinema. I thoroughly enjoyed all of the behind-the-scenes details, and the thorough examination ...

    A comprehensive and completely fascinating look at *everything* behind the scenes of one of film's greatest achievements. As a huge fan of "2001" and Kubrick in general, I found this book to be full of behind-the-scene details that ranged from wacky (Kubrick tried to buy insurance in c...

    Maybe the only book to talk shit on Carl Sagan? This is, like Disney, one of those boy's clubs that I would have loved to join and of course would never have me. This is also an interesting book about "genius": I think Stanley Kubrick is probably a genius but a big part of his genius c...

    Highly enjoyable read, covering the making of 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. Hard to put down, loaded with facts new to me, not too judgmental one way or the other about Kubrick's methods (while offering pages and pages of alarming testimony laying out the director's power-controlling, obsessi...

    Absolutely fascinating, with a staggering (if sometimes overwhelming) level of detail. Pretty extraordinary, and a must for any movie fan. ...

    Compulsively readable and filled with both technical detail and human interest, the book conveys something of a paradox. So much of the film turns out to have been profoundly collaborative and at times surprisingly random, and yet the portrait of Kubrick at the helm shepherding this im...

    I was hoping for the definitive book on the making of "2001," and while this was good and interesting, it was not that book. It reads more like a collection of memoir highlights from others involved, and while the research seems to have been exhaustive, various bits of information I ha...

  • Darcy
    May 24, 2018

    Sometimes when I hear about a new book, I impulsively go to the public library's website and put a hold on it; I worry that otherwise, I might forget all about it in the midst of my endless and ever-growing to-read list (which I probably would; though my impulsiveness really wreaks hav...

    Okay, do not stop reading this when you start it, or balk at the initial length. My Kindle version clocks in at 723 pages, but the actual text is only 456 pages. The remaining 200-odd are photos, acknowledgements, and a comprehensive index. Still, nearly 500 pages about the making of a...

    Caution: Geniuses at Work This year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of 2001: A Space Odyssey, the masterpiece science fiction film that grew out of a collaboration between two creative geniuses, Arthur C Clarke and Stanley Kubrick. In this book, Michael Benson tells the st...

    It may surprise many readers that 2001: A Space Odyssey initially had a poor critical reception. During the premier, many attendees left at the intermission. Pauline Kael, Stanley Kauffmann and Andrew Sarris, eminent critics of the time, panned it. Author Michael Benson observes: ?....

    "Just what do you think you are doing, Dave?" Since the age of 8, I have probably seen '2001' more than most other movies. I consider it a supreme achievement. I was lucky enough to get to see it on the big screen some years ago when it was re-released with a new print. I react with...

    exactly as promised: this is the 'making of' and very little outside the focus. long but fast read. some brief bios, some money, some ambition, some great science/science fiction advisor/author, some artistic serendipity, some genius memory, some intense ongoing creation... a lot of wo...

    The best book on filmmaking and filmmakers I?ve ever read, and I?ve read quite a few. ...

    Fantastic story of the making of 2001. But more than just a behind the scenes story, this book explores the cultural influence if the movie on art, science and philosophy. I saw 2001 in the movie theater and it blew me away. But there was so much I didn?t know about Arthur C. Clarke ...

    Amazing book. Having met Arthur C Clarke in the late 60's, not long after seeing 2001 for the umpteenth time, I looked forward to reading this book. What happened amazed me. The author presents events, discussing things the way they might have been, and then discussing the final sce...

    There isn't a dull moment in Benson's book. It's very well written and the subject is one that's very close to me. In my teen years, I had a near mystical obsession with Kubrick and Clarke's 2001. What really comes through in this book is the tremendous commitment and risk that eve...

    Que 2001 é um marco do cinema nem é preciso comentar, se esse filme não lhe parece nada demais então certamente há algo de muito errado em ti e sugiro que revise urgentemente sua condição humana. No mais, o livro de Benson destrincha todo o processo de concepção, feitura e ...

    I had to rate this book "really liked" based solely on the amount of research the author put into this subject. At times, it felt like drudgery reading it, much like Keir Dullea endlessly going around Space Station 5's jogging track (which Kubrick later cut.) Nonetheless, it is amazing...

    For me this is a five star book and I think that anyone that is a fan of the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, especially those who also have an interest in how films are made, would every much enjoy this book. ...

    I loved 2001: A Space Odyssey and enjoyed learning more about the creation of the film and book. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free copy of this ebook. ...

    It?s something of a shame that a film that was worked over so obsessively should be chronicled with relative indifference by someone whose credentials seem lacking. Michael Benson?s profile tells me that he is a writer, filmmaker, and visual artist, with a special interest in deep ...

    On its 50th anniversary, is there anything remaining to be said about 2001: A Space Odyssey, being as it is one of the acknowledged greatest films ever? Well, apparently there's at least a little. Michael Benson's book may not be quite the final word on the subject (and his conclusi...

    I remember going to see this movie in Hollywood when it first opened. It was a big deal. I was awed by the transition of the dawn to space. This was long before CGI and magic of the movies that transformed movies about space travel. The screen was huge. The sound track was fantastic. T...

    I first saw 2001: A Space Odyssey when I was a youngster back in 1969. It was an incredible experience that had me rushing out to purchase the novel the next day. Since then I have lost track how many times I have seen the movie, how many articles about it I have read, or how many time...

  • Alexandre Melo
    Jul 24, 2018

    Sometimes when I hear about a new book, I impulsively go to the public library's website and put a hold on it; I worry that otherwise, I might forget all about it in the midst of my endless and ever-growing to-read list (which I probably would; though my impulsiveness really wreaks hav...

    Okay, do not stop reading this when you start it, or balk at the initial length. My Kindle version clocks in at 723 pages, but the actual text is only 456 pages. The remaining 200-odd are photos, acknowledgements, and a comprehensive index. Still, nearly 500 pages about the making of a...

    Caution: Geniuses at Work This year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of 2001: A Space Odyssey, the masterpiece science fiction film that grew out of a collaboration between two creative geniuses, Arthur C Clarke and Stanley Kubrick. In this book, Michael Benson tells the st...

    It may surprise many readers that 2001: A Space Odyssey initially had a poor critical reception. During the premier, many attendees left at the intermission. Pauline Kael, Stanley Kauffmann and Andrew Sarris, eminent critics of the time, panned it. Author Michael Benson observes: ?....

    "Just what do you think you are doing, Dave?" Since the age of 8, I have probably seen '2001' more than most other movies. I consider it a supreme achievement. I was lucky enough to get to see it on the big screen some years ago when it was re-released with a new print. I react with...

    exactly as promised: this is the 'making of' and very little outside the focus. long but fast read. some brief bios, some money, some ambition, some great science/science fiction advisor/author, some artistic serendipity, some genius memory, some intense ongoing creation... a lot of wo...

    The best book on filmmaking and filmmakers I?ve ever read, and I?ve read quite a few. ...

    Fantastic story of the making of 2001. But more than just a behind the scenes story, this book explores the cultural influence if the movie on art, science and philosophy. I saw 2001 in the movie theater and it blew me away. But there was so much I didn?t know about Arthur C. Clarke ...

    Amazing book. Having met Arthur C Clarke in the late 60's, not long after seeing 2001 for the umpteenth time, I looked forward to reading this book. What happened amazed me. The author presents events, discussing things the way they might have been, and then discussing the final sce...

    There isn't a dull moment in Benson's book. It's very well written and the subject is one that's very close to me. In my teen years, I had a near mystical obsession with Kubrick and Clarke's 2001. What really comes through in this book is the tremendous commitment and risk that eve...

    Que 2001 é um marco do cinema nem é preciso comentar, se esse filme não lhe parece nada demais então certamente há algo de muito errado em ti e sugiro que revise urgentemente sua condição humana. No mais, o livro de Benson destrincha todo o processo de concepção, feitura e ...

  • Gary
    Oct 18, 2018

    Sometimes when I hear about a new book, I impulsively go to the public library's website and put a hold on it; I worry that otherwise, I might forget all about it in the midst of my endless and ever-growing to-read list (which I probably would; though my impulsiveness really wreaks hav...

    Okay, do not stop reading this when you start it, or balk at the initial length. My Kindle version clocks in at 723 pages, but the actual text is only 456 pages. The remaining 200-odd are photos, acknowledgements, and a comprehensive index. Still, nearly 500 pages about the making of a...

    Caution: Geniuses at Work This year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of 2001: A Space Odyssey, the masterpiece science fiction film that grew out of a collaboration between two creative geniuses, Arthur C Clarke and Stanley Kubrick. In this book, Michael Benson tells the st...

    It may surprise many readers that 2001: A Space Odyssey initially had a poor critical reception. During the premier, many attendees left at the intermission. Pauline Kael, Stanley Kauffmann and Andrew Sarris, eminent critics of the time, panned it. Author Michael Benson observes: ?....

    "Just what do you think you are doing, Dave?" Since the age of 8, I have probably seen '2001' more than most other movies. I consider it a supreme achievement. I was lucky enough to get to see it on the big screen some years ago when it was re-released with a new print. I react with...

    exactly as promised: this is the 'making of' and very little outside the focus. long but fast read. some brief bios, some money, some ambition, some great science/science fiction advisor/author, some artistic serendipity, some genius memory, some intense ongoing creation... a lot of wo...

    The best book on filmmaking and filmmakers I?ve ever read, and I?ve read quite a few. ...

    Fantastic story of the making of 2001. But more than just a behind the scenes story, this book explores the cultural influence if the movie on art, science and philosophy. I saw 2001 in the movie theater and it blew me away. But there was so much I didn?t know about Arthur C. Clarke ...

    Amazing book. Having met Arthur C Clarke in the late 60's, not long after seeing 2001 for the umpteenth time, I looked forward to reading this book. What happened amazed me. The author presents events, discussing things the way they might have been, and then discussing the final sce...

    There isn't a dull moment in Benson's book. It's very well written and the subject is one that's very close to me. In my teen years, I had a near mystical obsession with Kubrick and Clarke's 2001. What really comes through in this book is the tremendous commitment and risk that eve...

    Que 2001 é um marco do cinema nem é preciso comentar, se esse filme não lhe parece nada demais então certamente há algo de muito errado em ti e sugiro que revise urgentemente sua condição humana. No mais, o livro de Benson destrincha todo o processo de concepção, feitura e ...

    I had to rate this book "really liked" based solely on the amount of research the author put into this subject. At times, it felt like drudgery reading it, much like Keir Dullea endlessly going around Space Station 5's jogging track (which Kubrick later cut.) Nonetheless, it is amazing...

    For me this is a five star book and I think that anyone that is a fan of the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, especially those who also have an interest in how films are made, would every much enjoy this book. ...

    I loved 2001: A Space Odyssey and enjoyed learning more about the creation of the film and book. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free copy of this ebook. ...

    It?s something of a shame that a film that was worked over so obsessively should be chronicled with relative indifference by someone whose credentials seem lacking. Michael Benson?s profile tells me that he is a writer, filmmaker, and visual artist, with a special interest in deep ...

    On its 50th anniversary, is there anything remaining to be said about 2001: A Space Odyssey, being as it is one of the acknowledged greatest films ever? Well, apparently there's at least a little. Michael Benson's book may not be quite the final word on the subject (and his conclusi...

    I remember going to see this movie in Hollywood when it first opened. It was a big deal. I was awed by the transition of the dawn to space. This was long before CGI and magic of the movies that transformed movies about space travel. The screen was huge. The sound track was fantastic. T...

  • Bobby
    Nov 25, 2018

    Sometimes when I hear about a new book, I impulsively go to the public library's website and put a hold on it; I worry that otherwise, I might forget all about it in the midst of my endless and ever-growing to-read list (which I probably would; though my impulsiveness really wreaks hav...

    Okay, do not stop reading this when you start it, or balk at the initial length. My Kindle version clocks in at 723 pages, but the actual text is only 456 pages. The remaining 200-odd are photos, acknowledgements, and a comprehensive index. Still, nearly 500 pages about the making of a...

    Caution: Geniuses at Work This year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of 2001: A Space Odyssey, the masterpiece science fiction film that grew out of a collaboration between two creative geniuses, Arthur C Clarke and Stanley Kubrick. In this book, Michael Benson tells the st...

    It may surprise many readers that 2001: A Space Odyssey initially had a poor critical reception. During the premier, many attendees left at the intermission. Pauline Kael, Stanley Kauffmann and Andrew Sarris, eminent critics of the time, panned it. Author Michael Benson observes: ?....

    "Just what do you think you are doing, Dave?" Since the age of 8, I have probably seen '2001' more than most other movies. I consider it a supreme achievement. I was lucky enough to get to see it on the big screen some years ago when it was re-released with a new print. I react with...

    exactly as promised: this is the 'making of' and very little outside the focus. long but fast read. some brief bios, some money, some ambition, some great science/science fiction advisor/author, some artistic serendipity, some genius memory, some intense ongoing creation... a lot of wo...

    The best book on filmmaking and filmmakers I?ve ever read, and I?ve read quite a few. ...

    Fantastic story of the making of 2001. But more than just a behind the scenes story, this book explores the cultural influence if the movie on art, science and philosophy. I saw 2001 in the movie theater and it blew me away. But there was so much I didn?t know about Arthur C. Clarke ...

    Amazing book. Having met Arthur C Clarke in the late 60's, not long after seeing 2001 for the umpteenth time, I looked forward to reading this book. What happened amazed me. The author presents events, discussing things the way they might have been, and then discussing the final sce...

    There isn't a dull moment in Benson's book. It's very well written and the subject is one that's very close to me. In my teen years, I had a near mystical obsession with Kubrick and Clarke's 2001. What really comes through in this book is the tremendous commitment and risk that eve...

    Que 2001 é um marco do cinema nem é preciso comentar, se esse filme não lhe parece nada demais então certamente há algo de muito errado em ti e sugiro que revise urgentemente sua condição humana. No mais, o livro de Benson destrincha todo o processo de concepção, feitura e ...

    I had to rate this book "really liked" based solely on the amount of research the author put into this subject. At times, it felt like drudgery reading it, much like Keir Dullea endlessly going around Space Station 5's jogging track (which Kubrick later cut.) Nonetheless, it is amazing...

    For me this is a five star book and I think that anyone that is a fan of the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, especially those who also have an interest in how films are made, would every much enjoy this book. ...

    I loved 2001: A Space Odyssey and enjoyed learning more about the creation of the film and book. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free copy of this ebook. ...

    It?s something of a shame that a film that was worked over so obsessively should be chronicled with relative indifference by someone whose credentials seem lacking. Michael Benson?s profile tells me that he is a writer, filmmaker, and visual artist, with a special interest in deep ...

    On its 50th anniversary, is there anything remaining to be said about 2001: A Space Odyssey, being as it is one of the acknowledged greatest films ever? Well, apparently there's at least a little. Michael Benson's book may not be quite the final word on the subject (and his conclusi...

    I remember going to see this movie in Hollywood when it first opened. It was a big deal. I was awed by the transition of the dawn to space. This was long before CGI and magic of the movies that transformed movies about space travel. The screen was huge. The sound track was fantastic. T...

    I first saw 2001: A Space Odyssey when I was a youngster back in 1969. It was an incredible experience that had me rushing out to purchase the novel the next day. Since then I have lost track how many times I have seen the movie, how many articles about it I have read, or how many time...

    Younger people have little idea how impactful the film 2001: A Space Odyssey was when it first came out. It inspired a whole generation of filmmakers, including major names like Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and James Cameron. The film is visually sumptuous, employing cutting edge spe...

    This book goes into great detail about the making of "2001: A Space Odyssey." It will be a wonderful addition to anyone who loved the movie and rightly sees it as a masterpiece that changed cinema. I thoroughly enjoyed all of the behind-the-scenes details, and the thorough examination ...

    A comprehensive and completely fascinating look at *everything* behind the scenes of one of film's greatest achievements. As a huge fan of "2001" and Kubrick in general, I found this book to be full of behind-the-scene details that ranged from wacky (Kubrick tried to buy insurance in c...