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

  • Nate
    Jul 08, 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: ?....

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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, ...

    Wonderful and insightful. Clearly the author is a fan of 2001 and of Kubrick, so we agree on that. I'm also a long-standing fan of Arthur C. Clarke and have read almost all his stand-alone fiction (though not the later collaborations). I almost never buy dead-tree books nowadays but ha...

    I?m a big fan of 2001: A Space Odyssey, so this book, published around the time of the 50th anniversary of the movie?s release, was a natural for me. I wanted to get some view inside the thinking that went into the plot and, especially the decisions about how much to explain and ho...

    First, the good part: this is a diligently-researched book. During the writing of the detailed account of the tortured birth of this one-of-a-kind film, the author has consulted as many first-hand sources as possible. Kubrick and Clarke are dead, as are quite a few of the actors and te...

    I honestly think I was too young the first time I saw this movie. The author says he was six when he saw it which... if he got anything out of it at six, good on him. I think I was a teenager and the parts with the two astronauts were the only parts I understood and liked at the time. ...

    I have found that well executed "making of [move title]" books like this enjoyable. This one is a bit long at over 400 pages, but drew me in and kept my attention. I am old enough that I went to see 2001 as a young teenager. In fact, I saw it at the Uptown Theater in Washington DC,...

    Getting into my Kindle and saving space on my bookshelves, which are overflowing. An interesting read even if you haven?t seen the Stanley Kubrick movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. This biography of a film examines in painstaking detail the overwhelming four year production that not o...

    In the prologue to his ?Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece,? author Michael Benson captures why, almost 20 years after the filmmaker?s death, Stanley Kubrick and his oeuvre continue to fascinate. A self-educated polymath, he was in ...

    Excellent and in depth look into my favorite film of all time. Filled with countless trivia, and reads like a page turner. 2001 is such a good piece of art, that peering behind the curtain to see the magician's tricks only heightened my already insane admiration for the movie and ...

  • Ben De Bono
    Jun 10, 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: ?....

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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, ...

    Wonderful and insightful. Clearly the author is a fan of 2001 and of Kubrick, so we agree on that. I'm also a long-standing fan of Arthur C. Clarke and have read almost all his stand-alone fiction (though not the later collaborations). I almost never buy dead-tree books nowadays but ha...

    I?m a big fan of 2001: A Space Odyssey, so this book, published around the time of the 50th anniversary of the movie?s release, was a natural for me. I wanted to get some view inside the thinking that went into the plot and, especially the decisions about how much to explain and ho...

    First, the good part: this is a diligently-researched book. During the writing of the detailed account of the tortured birth of this one-of-a-kind film, the author has consulted as many first-hand sources as possible. Kubrick and Clarke are dead, as are quite a few of the actors and te...

    I honestly think I was too young the first time I saw this movie. The author says he was six when he saw it which... if he got anything out of it at six, good on him. I think I was a teenager and the parts with the two astronauts were the only parts I understood and liked at the time. ...

    I have found that well executed "making of [move title]" books like this enjoyable. This one is a bit long at over 400 pages, but drew me in and kept my attention. I am old enough that I went to see 2001 as a young teenager. In fact, I saw it at the Uptown Theater in Washington DC,...

    Getting into my Kindle and saving space on my bookshelves, which are overflowing. An interesting read even if you haven?t seen the Stanley Kubrick movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. This biography of a film examines in painstaking detail the overwhelming four year production that not o...

    In the prologue to his ?Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece,? author Michael Benson captures why, almost 20 years after the filmmaker?s death, Stanley Kubrick and his oeuvre continue to fascinate. A self-educated polymath, he was in ...

    Excellent and in depth look into my favorite film of all time. Filled with countless trivia, and reads like a page turner. 2001 is such a good piece of art, that peering behind the curtain to see the magician's tricks only heightened my already insane admiration for the movie and ...

    I've read enough about 2001 where I know more or less what to expect when I pick up a new book. Reading multiple books on a single subject requires you to accept a pretty high level of repetition. What I'm usually looking for in those cases is some new details or a fresh take on old de...

  • 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: ?....

    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 ...

  • Michael
    May 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: ?....

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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, ...

    Wonderful and insightful. Clearly the author is a fan of 2001 and of Kubrick, so we agree on that. I'm also a long-standing fan of Arthur C. Clarke and have read almost all his stand-alone fiction (though not the later collaborations). I almost never buy dead-tree books nowadays but ha...

    I?m a big fan of 2001: A Space Odyssey, so this book, published around the time of the 50th anniversary of the movie?s release, was a natural for me. I wanted to get some view inside the thinking that went into the plot and, especially the decisions about how much to explain and ho...

    First, the good part: this is a diligently-researched book. During the writing of the detailed account of the tortured birth of this one-of-a-kind film, the author has consulted as many first-hand sources as possible. Kubrick and Clarke are dead, as are quite a few of the actors and te...

    I honestly think I was too young the first time I saw this movie. The author says he was six when he saw it which... if he got anything out of it at six, good on him. I think I was a teenager and the parts with the two astronauts were the only parts I understood and liked at the time. ...

    I have found that well executed "making of [move title]" books like this enjoyable. This one is a bit long at over 400 pages, but drew me in and kept my attention. I am old enough that I went to see 2001 as a young teenager. In fact, I saw it at the Uptown Theater in Washington DC,...

  • 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: ?....

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

  • 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: ?....

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

  • 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: ?....

    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 ...

    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: ?....

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

  • Gary Daly
    Jun 30, 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: ?....

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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, ...

    Wonderful and insightful. Clearly the author is a fan of 2001 and of Kubrick, so we agree on that. I'm also a long-standing fan of Arthur C. Clarke and have read almost all his stand-alone fiction (though not the later collaborations). I almost never buy dead-tree books nowadays but ha...

    I?m a big fan of 2001: A Space Odyssey, so this book, published around the time of the 50th anniversary of the movie?s release, was a natural for me. I wanted to get some view inside the thinking that went into the plot and, especially the decisions about how much to explain and ho...

    First, the good part: this is a diligently-researched book. During the writing of the detailed account of the tortured birth of this one-of-a-kind film, the author has consulted as many first-hand sources as possible. Kubrick and Clarke are dead, as are quite a few of the actors and te...

    I honestly think I was too young the first time I saw this movie. The author says he was six when he saw it which... if he got anything out of it at six, good on him. I think I was a teenager and the parts with the two astronauts were the only parts I understood and liked at the time. ...

    I have found that well executed "making of [move title]" books like this enjoyable. This one is a bit long at over 400 pages, but drew me in and kept my attention. I am old enough that I went to see 2001 as a young teenager. In fact, I saw it at the Uptown Theater in Washington DC,...

    Getting into my Kindle and saving space on my bookshelves, which are overflowing. An interesting read even if you haven?t seen the Stanley Kubrick movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. This biography of a film examines in painstaking detail the overwhelming four year production that not o...

  • 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: ?....

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

  • Kacey
    May 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: ?....

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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, ...

    Wonderful and insightful. Clearly the author is a fan of 2001 and of Kubrick, so we agree on that. I'm also a long-standing fan of Arthur C. Clarke and have read almost all his stand-alone fiction (though not the later collaborations). I almost never buy dead-tree books nowadays but ha...

    I?m a big fan of 2001: A Space Odyssey, so this book, published around the time of the 50th anniversary of the movie?s release, was a natural for me. I wanted to get some view inside the thinking that went into the plot and, especially the decisions about how much to explain and ho...

    First, the good part: this is a diligently-researched book. During the writing of the detailed account of the tortured birth of this one-of-a-kind film, the author has consulted as many first-hand sources as possible. Kubrick and Clarke are dead, as are quite a few of the actors and te...

    I honestly think I was too young the first time I saw this movie. The author says he was six when he saw it which... if he got anything out of it at six, good on him. I think I was a teenager and the parts with the two astronauts were the only parts I understood and liked at the time. ...

  • 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 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: ?....

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

  • Paul Spence
    Oct 17, 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: ?....

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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, ...

    Wonderful and insightful. Clearly the author is a fan of 2001 and of Kubrick, so we agree on that. I'm also a long-standing fan of Arthur C. Clarke and have read almost all his stand-alone fiction (though not the later collaborations). I almost never buy dead-tree books nowadays but ha...

    I?m a big fan of 2001: A Space Odyssey, so this book, published around the time of the 50th anniversary of the movie?s release, was a natural for me. I wanted to get some view inside the thinking that went into the plot and, especially the decisions about how much to explain and ho...

    First, the good part: this is a diligently-researched book. During the writing of the detailed account of the tortured birth of this one-of-a-kind film, the author has consulted as many first-hand sources as possible. Kubrick and Clarke are dead, as are quite a few of the actors and te...

  • Joshua Horvath
    Sep 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: ?....

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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, ...

    Wonderful and insightful. Clearly the author is a fan of 2001 and of Kubrick, so we agree on that. I'm also a long-standing fan of Arthur C. Clarke and have read almost all his stand-alone fiction (though not the later collaborations). I almost never buy dead-tree books nowadays but ha...

    I?m a big fan of 2001: A Space Odyssey, so this book, published around the time of the 50th anniversary of the movie?s release, was a natural for me. I wanted to get some view inside the thinking that went into the plot and, especially the decisions about how much to explain and ho...

    First, the good part: this is a diligently-researched book. During the writing of the detailed account of the tortured birth of this one-of-a-kind film, the author has consulted as many first-hand sources as possible. Kubrick and Clarke are dead, as are quite a few of the actors and te...

    I honestly think I was too young the first time I saw this movie. The author says he was six when he saw it which... if he got anything out of it at six, good on him. I think I was a teenager and the parts with the two astronauts were the only parts I understood and liked at the time. ...

    I have found that well executed "making of [move title]" books like this enjoyable. This one is a bit long at over 400 pages, but drew me in and kept my attention. I am old enough that I went to see 2001 as a young teenager. In fact, I saw it at the Uptown Theater in Washington DC,...

    Getting into my Kindle and saving space on my bookshelves, which are overflowing. An interesting read even if you haven?t seen the Stanley Kubrick movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. This biography of a film examines in painstaking detail the overwhelming four year production that not o...

    In the prologue to his ?Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece,? author Michael Benson captures why, almost 20 years after the filmmaker?s death, Stanley Kubrick and his oeuvre continue to fascinate. A self-educated polymath, he was in ...

    Excellent and in depth look into my favorite film of all time. Filled with countless trivia, and reads like a page turner. 2001 is such a good piece of art, that peering behind the curtain to see the magician's tricks only heightened my already insane admiration for the movie and ...

    I've read enough about 2001 where I know more or less what to expect when I pick up a new book. Reading multiple books on a single subject requires you to accept a pretty high level of repetition. What I'm usually looking for in those cases is some new details or a fresh take on old de...

    While I generally really liked the book, I was bothered a little bit by some of the things he wrote towards the very end of the book in reference to Arthur C. Clarke. I felt like the author, oddly and unexpectedly, dropped some disagreeable opinions as though they were facts. Examples ...

  • Jeff Francis
    Aug 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: ?....

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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, ...

    Wonderful and insightful. Clearly the author is a fan of 2001 and of Kubrick, so we agree on that. I'm also a long-standing fan of Arthur C. Clarke and have read almost all his stand-alone fiction (though not the later collaborations). I almost never buy dead-tree books nowadays but ha...

    I?m a big fan of 2001: A Space Odyssey, so this book, published around the time of the 50th anniversary of the movie?s release, was a natural for me. I wanted to get some view inside the thinking that went into the plot and, especially the decisions about how much to explain and ho...

    First, the good part: this is a diligently-researched book. During the writing of the detailed account of the tortured birth of this one-of-a-kind film, the author has consulted as many first-hand sources as possible. Kubrick and Clarke are dead, as are quite a few of the actors and te...

    I honestly think I was too young the first time I saw this movie. The author says he was six when he saw it which... if he got anything out of it at six, good on him. I think I was a teenager and the parts with the two astronauts were the only parts I understood and liked at the time. ...

    I have found that well executed "making of [move title]" books like this enjoyable. This one is a bit long at over 400 pages, but drew me in and kept my attention. I am old enough that I went to see 2001 as a young teenager. In fact, I saw it at the Uptown Theater in Washington DC,...

    Getting into my Kindle and saving space on my bookshelves, which are overflowing. An interesting read even if you haven?t seen the Stanley Kubrick movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. This biography of a film examines in painstaking detail the overwhelming four year production that not o...

    In the prologue to his ?Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece,? author Michael Benson captures why, almost 20 years after the filmmaker?s death, Stanley Kubrick and his oeuvre continue to fascinate. A self-educated polymath, he was in ...

  • 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: ?....

    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 ...

    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...

    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: ?....

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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: ?....

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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: ?....

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

  • 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: ?....

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

  • Patrick O'Callaghan
    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: ?....

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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, ...

    Wonderful and insightful. Clearly the author is a fan of 2001 and of Kubrick, so we agree on that. I'm also a long-standing fan of Arthur C. Clarke and have read almost all his stand-alone fiction (though not the later collaborations). I almost never buy dead-tree books nowadays but ha...

  • 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: ?....

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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: ?....

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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: ?....

    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 ...

    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 ...

  • Doctor Moss
    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: ?....

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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, ...

    Wonderful and insightful. Clearly the author is a fan of 2001 and of Kubrick, so we agree on that. I'm also a long-standing fan of Arthur C. Clarke and have read almost all his stand-alone fiction (though not the later collaborations). I almost never buy dead-tree books nowadays but ha...

    I?m a big fan of 2001: A Space Odyssey, so this book, published around the time of the 50th anniversary of the movie?s release, was a natural for me. I wanted to get some view inside the thinking that went into the plot and, especially the decisions about how much to explain and ho...

  • 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: ?....

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...