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
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:512 pages pages

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

  • Heather
    Feb 22, 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...

    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 ...

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

    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. ...

    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...

    As soon as I finished this, I asked my wife, "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 th...

    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 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...

    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...

    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,...

    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...

    Gripping account of what went into the production of Kubrick's masterpiece. However many obstacles you may anticipate, chances are there are tons more, as Kubrick found. The principals all went through enormous and countless practical and emotional upheavalsh over a period of about...

    This was an absolutely fascinating book. While I knew a little bit about the making of "2001: A Space Odyssey" and that it is a milestone in film-making, I didn't know just how true it was or all of the blood, sweat, and tears that went into making this innovative, highly over-budget f...

    2001: A Spacey Odyssey is regarded as one of the most influential and important movies ever made. It's only fitting that there is now a book that thoroughly examines the making of this landmark film. Michael Benson sweeps through everything from the pre-production meetings between Arth...

    Yep, yet another written documentary on the movie. For someone who?s a big fan of Homer, it never came close to occurring to me that this movie might be right out of The Odyssey as much as Ulysses is; the author really enjoyed making comparisons to that one. Yes, I know it?s in th...

    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 th...

    This is by far the most thorough account of the making of 2001: A Space Odyssey I have ever read. The movie absolutely blows my mind and this book is critical because author Michael Benson draws upon archival sources devoted to Stanley Kubrick in London and Arthur C. Clarke in Washingt...

    As a lifelong fan of 2001: A Space Odyssey (I saw in on the big screen in 1969 when I was 12), I was a little disappointed in this book. I gave it a high rating because it's very well researched, and considering Kubrick is no longer with us, I can't imagine a more thorough book being p...

    Stanley Kubrick was my favorite filmmaker, and 2001: A Space Odyssey is still my favorite sci-fi film of all-time, so I'm the perfect audience for a book chronicling the creation and production of that film that came out fifty years ago last month. The complicated relationship between ...

    Opening line: "The twentieth century produced two great latter-day iterations of Homer's Odyssey." This book if full of WOW. If you want to know the ins-and-outs of Stanley Kubrick's movie Space Odyssey, this book is the one you want to read. Holy detail, Batman! This book is full ...

    OK--disclaimer: I'm a huge "2001" fan so I thought I knew a lot about the making of the movie. Thus book provided much background and insight into the creative, business and technical journey it took to make "2001". Long and a bit slow at times, but well worth it. The relationship ...

    A very entertaining story about the making of 2001, mostly focusing on the interaction of Arthur C. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick. Which addresses one of the big questions that many have: how much did Clarke actually have to do with the whole thing? The answer appears to be: quite a bit. ...

    You wanna know about 2001 Space Odyssey? All the background that went into the movie? All the thoughts & ideas? Then read this book. I was amazed at all the info that you got from this book. The movie was amazing but after reading this book it makes you appreciate the movie so much...

  • 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...

    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 ...

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

    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. ...

    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...

    As soon as I finished this, I asked my wife, "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 th...

    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 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...

    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...

    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,...

    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...

  • Susan
    Jun 04, 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...

    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 ...

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

    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. ...

    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...

    As soon as I finished this, I asked my wife, "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 th...

    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 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...

    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...

    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,...

    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...

    Gripping account of what went into the production of Kubrick's masterpiece. However many obstacles you may anticipate, chances are there are tons more, as Kubrick found. The principals all went through enormous and countless practical and emotional upheavalsh over a period of about...

    This was an absolutely fascinating book. While I knew a little bit about the making of "2001: A Space Odyssey" and that it is a milestone in film-making, I didn't know just how true it was or all of the blood, sweat, and tears that went into making this innovative, highly over-budget f...

    2001: A Spacey Odyssey is regarded as one of the most influential and important movies ever made. It's only fitting that there is now a book that thoroughly examines the making of this landmark film. Michael Benson sweeps through everything from the pre-production meetings between Arth...

    Yep, yet another written documentary on the movie. For someone who?s a big fan of Homer, it never came close to occurring to me that this movie might be right out of The Odyssey as much as Ulysses is; the author really enjoyed making comparisons to that one. Yes, I know it?s in th...

    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 th...

    This is by far the most thorough account of the making of 2001: A Space Odyssey I have ever read. The movie absolutely blows my mind and this book is critical because author Michael Benson draws upon archival sources devoted to Stanley Kubrick in London and Arthur C. Clarke in Washingt...

    As a lifelong fan of 2001: A Space Odyssey (I saw in on the big screen in 1969 when I was 12), I was a little disappointed in this book. I gave it a high rating because it's very well researched, and considering Kubrick is no longer with us, I can't imagine a more thorough book being p...

    Stanley Kubrick was my favorite filmmaker, and 2001: A Space Odyssey is still my favorite sci-fi film of all-time, so I'm the perfect audience for a book chronicling the creation and production of that film that came out fifty years ago last month. The complicated relationship between ...

    Opening line: "The twentieth century produced two great latter-day iterations of Homer's Odyssey." This book if full of WOW. If you want to know the ins-and-outs of Stanley Kubrick's movie Space Odyssey, this book is the one you want to read. Holy detail, Batman! This book is full ...

    OK--disclaimer: I'm a huge "2001" fan so I thought I knew a lot about the making of the movie. Thus book provided much background and insight into the creative, business and technical journey it took to make "2001". Long and a bit slow at times, but well worth it. The relationship ...

    A very entertaining story about the making of 2001, mostly focusing on the interaction of Arthur C. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick. Which addresses one of the big questions that many have: how much did Clarke actually have to do with the whole thing? The answer appears to be: quite a bit. ...

    You wanna know about 2001 Space Odyssey? All the background that went into the movie? All the thoughts & ideas? Then read this book. I was amazed at all the info that you got from this book. The movie was amazing but after reading this book it makes you appreciate the movie so much...

    50 years ago I met a friend at a movie theater where we watched 2001. When we left, we both looked at each other and shrugged. We were confused; we were only in junior high after all. For those of you who loved the movie, those who liked the movie and those who "just don't get it", thi...

  • Taffy
    Apr 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...

    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 ...

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

    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. ...

    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...

    As soon as I finished this, I asked my wife, "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 th...

    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 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...

    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...

    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,...

    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...

    Gripping account of what went into the production of Kubrick's masterpiece. However many obstacles you may anticipate, chances are there are tons more, as Kubrick found. The principals all went through enormous and countless practical and emotional upheavalsh over a period of about...

    This was an absolutely fascinating book. While I knew a little bit about the making of "2001: A Space Odyssey" and that it is a milestone in film-making, I didn't know just how true it was or all of the blood, sweat, and tears that went into making this innovative, highly over-budget f...

    2001: A Spacey Odyssey is regarded as one of the most influential and important movies ever made. It's only fitting that there is now a book that thoroughly examines the making of this landmark film. Michael Benson sweeps through everything from the pre-production meetings between Arth...

    Yep, yet another written documentary on the movie. For someone who?s a big fan of Homer, it never came close to occurring to me that this movie might be right out of The Odyssey as much as Ulysses is; the author really enjoyed making comparisons to that one. Yes, I know it?s in th...

    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 th...

    This is by far the most thorough account of the making of 2001: A Space Odyssey I have ever read. The movie absolutely blows my mind and this book is critical because author Michael Benson draws upon archival sources devoted to Stanley Kubrick in London and Arthur C. Clarke in Washingt...

    As a lifelong fan of 2001: A Space Odyssey (I saw in on the big screen in 1969 when I was 12), I was a little disappointed in this book. I gave it a high rating because it's very well researched, and considering Kubrick is no longer with us, I can't imagine a more thorough book being p...

    Stanley Kubrick was my favorite filmmaker, and 2001: A Space Odyssey is still my favorite sci-fi film of all-time, so I'm the perfect audience for a book chronicling the creation and production of that film that came out fifty years ago last month. The complicated relationship between ...

    Opening line: "The twentieth century produced two great latter-day iterations of Homer's Odyssey." This book if full of WOW. If you want to know the ins-and-outs of Stanley Kubrick's movie Space Odyssey, this book is the one you want to read. Holy detail, Batman! This book is full ...

  • 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...

    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...

    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 ...

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

    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. ...

    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...

    As soon as I finished this, I asked my wife, "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 th...

    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 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

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

    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. ...

    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...

    As soon as I finished this, I asked my wife, "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 th...

    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...

  • Paul Franco
    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...

    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 ...

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

    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. ...

    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...

    As soon as I finished this, I asked my wife, "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 th...

    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 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...

    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...

    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,...

    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...

    Gripping account of what went into the production of Kubrick's masterpiece. However many obstacles you may anticipate, chances are there are tons more, as Kubrick found. The principals all went through enormous and countless practical and emotional upheavalsh over a period of about...

    This was an absolutely fascinating book. While I knew a little bit about the making of "2001: A Space Odyssey" and that it is a milestone in film-making, I didn't know just how true it was or all of the blood, sweat, and tears that went into making this innovative, highly over-budget f...

    2001: A Spacey Odyssey is regarded as one of the most influential and important movies ever made. It's only fitting that there is now a book that thoroughly examines the making of this landmark film. Michael Benson sweeps through everything from the pre-production meetings between Arth...

    Yep, yet another written documentary on the movie. For someone who?s a big fan of Homer, it never came close to occurring to me that this movie might be right out of The Odyssey as much as Ulysses is; the author really enjoyed making comparisons to that one. Yes, I know it?s in th...

  • Michael Ritchie
    May 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...

    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 ...

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

    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. ...

    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...

    As soon as I finished this, I asked my wife, "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 th...

    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 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...

    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...

    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,...

    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...

    Gripping account of what went into the production of Kubrick's masterpiece. However many obstacles you may anticipate, chances are there are tons more, as Kubrick found. The principals all went through enormous and countless practical and emotional upheavalsh over a period of about...

    This was an absolutely fascinating book. While I knew a little bit about the making of "2001: A Space Odyssey" and that it is a milestone in film-making, I didn't know just how true it was or all of the blood, sweat, and tears that went into making this innovative, highly over-budget f...

    2001: A Spacey Odyssey is regarded as one of the most influential and important movies ever made. It's only fitting that there is now a book that thoroughly examines the making of this landmark film. Michael Benson sweeps through everything from the pre-production meetings between Arth...

    Yep, yet another written documentary on the movie. For someone who?s a big fan of Homer, it never came close to occurring to me that this movie might be right out of The Odyssey as much as Ulysses is; the author really enjoyed making comparisons to that one. Yes, I know it?s in th...

    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 th...

    This is by far the most thorough account of the making of 2001: A Space Odyssey I have ever read. The movie absolutely blows my mind and this book is critical because author Michael Benson draws upon archival sources devoted to Stanley Kubrick in London and Arthur C. Clarke in Washingt...

    As a lifelong fan of 2001: A Space Odyssey (I saw in on the big screen in 1969 when I was 12), I was a little disappointed in this book. I gave it a high rating because it's very well researched, and considering Kubrick is no longer with us, I can't imagine a more thorough book being p...

  • 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...

    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 ...

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

    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...

  • William
    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...

    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 ...

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

    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. ...

    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...

    As soon as I finished this, I asked my wife, "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 th...

    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 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...

    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...

    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,...

    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...

    Gripping account of what went into the production of Kubrick's masterpiece. However many obstacles you may anticipate, chances are there are tons more, as Kubrick found. The principals all went through enormous and countless practical and emotional upheavalsh over a period of about...

    This was an absolutely fascinating book. While I knew a little bit about the making of "2001: A Space Odyssey" and that it is a milestone in film-making, I didn't know just how true it was or all of the blood, sweat, and tears that went into making this innovative, highly over-budget f...

    2001: A Spacey Odyssey is regarded as one of the most influential and important movies ever made. It's only fitting that there is now a book that thoroughly examines the making of this landmark film. Michael Benson sweeps through everything from the pre-production meetings between Arth...

    Yep, yet another written documentary on the movie. For someone who?s a big fan of Homer, it never came close to occurring to me that this movie might be right out of The Odyssey as much as Ulysses is; the author really enjoyed making comparisons to that one. Yes, I know it?s in th...

    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 th...

    This is by far the most thorough account of the making of 2001: A Space Odyssey I have ever read. The movie absolutely blows my mind and this book is critical because author Michael Benson draws upon archival sources devoted to Stanley Kubrick in London and Arthur C. Clarke in Washingt...

    As a lifelong fan of 2001: A Space Odyssey (I saw in on the big screen in 1969 when I was 12), I was a little disappointed in this book. I gave it a high rating because it's very well researched, and considering Kubrick is no longer with us, I can't imagine a more thorough book being p...

    Stanley Kubrick was my favorite filmmaker, and 2001: A Space Odyssey is still my favorite sci-fi film of all-time, so I'm the perfect audience for a book chronicling the creation and production of that film that came out fifty years ago last month. The complicated relationship between ...

    Opening line: "The twentieth century produced two great latter-day iterations of Homer's Odyssey." This book if full of WOW. If you want to know the ins-and-outs of Stanley Kubrick's movie Space Odyssey, this book is the one you want to read. Holy detail, Batman! This book is full ...

    OK--disclaimer: I'm a huge "2001" fan so I thought I knew a lot about the making of the movie. Thus book provided much background and insight into the creative, business and technical journey it took to make "2001". Long and a bit slow at times, but well worth it. The relationship ...

  • Tyler
    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...

    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 ...

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

    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. ...

    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...

    As soon as I finished this, I asked my wife, "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 th...

    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 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...

    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...

    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,...

    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...

    Gripping account of what went into the production of Kubrick's masterpiece. However many obstacles you may anticipate, chances are there are tons more, as Kubrick found. The principals all went through enormous and countless practical and emotional upheavalsh over a period of about...

    This was an absolutely fascinating book. While I knew a little bit about the making of "2001: A Space Odyssey" and that it is a milestone in film-making, I didn't know just how true it was or all of the blood, sweat, and tears that went into making this innovative, highly over-budget f...

    2001: A Spacey Odyssey is regarded as one of the most influential and important movies ever made. It's only fitting that there is now a book that thoroughly examines the making of this landmark film. Michael Benson sweeps through everything from the pre-production meetings between Arth...

    Yep, yet another written documentary on the movie. For someone who?s a big fan of Homer, it never came close to occurring to me that this movie might be right out of The Odyssey as much as Ulysses is; the author really enjoyed making comparisons to that one. Yes, I know it?s in th...

    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 th...

    This is by far the most thorough account of the making of 2001: A Space Odyssey I have ever read. The movie absolutely blows my mind and this book is critical because author Michael Benson draws upon archival sources devoted to Stanley Kubrick in London and Arthur C. Clarke in Washingt...

  • Kat
    Jun 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...

    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 ...

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

    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. ...

    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...

    As soon as I finished this, I asked my wife, "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 th...

    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 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...

    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...

    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,...

    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...

    Gripping account of what went into the production of Kubrick's masterpiece. However many obstacles you may anticipate, chances are there are tons more, as Kubrick found. The principals all went through enormous and countless practical and emotional upheavalsh over a period of about...

    This was an absolutely fascinating book. While I knew a little bit about the making of "2001: A Space Odyssey" and that it is a milestone in film-making, I didn't know just how true it was or all of the blood, sweat, and tears that went into making this innovative, highly over-budget f...

  • Ryan Splenda
    May 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...

    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 ...

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

    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. ...

    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...

    As soon as I finished this, I asked my wife, "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 th...

    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 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...

    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...

    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,...

    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...

    Gripping account of what went into the production of Kubrick's masterpiece. However many obstacles you may anticipate, chances are there are tons more, as Kubrick found. The principals all went through enormous and countless practical and emotional upheavalsh over a period of about...

    This was an absolutely fascinating book. While I knew a little bit about the making of "2001: A Space Odyssey" and that it is a milestone in film-making, I didn't know just how true it was or all of the blood, sweat, and tears that went into making this innovative, highly over-budget f...

    2001: A Spacey Odyssey is regarded as one of the most influential and important movies ever made. It's only fitting that there is now a book that thoroughly examines the making of this landmark film. Michael Benson sweeps through everything from the pre-production meetings between Arth...

  • 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

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

    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. ...

    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...

    As soon as I finished this, I asked my wife, "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 th...

    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 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...

    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...

    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. ...

  • Will Leben
    Jun 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...

    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 ...

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

    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. ...

    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...

    As soon as I finished this, I asked my wife, "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 th...

    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 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...

    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...

    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,...

    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...

    Gripping account of what went into the production of Kubrick's masterpiece. However many obstacles you may anticipate, chances are there are tons more, as Kubrick found. The principals all went through enormous and countless practical and emotional upheavalsh over a period of about...

  • 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...

  • Sam Johnson
    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...

    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 ...

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

    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. ...

    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...

    As soon as I finished this, I asked my wife, "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 th...

  • 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...

    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 ...

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

    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...

  • 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...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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 ...

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

    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. ...

    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...

    As soon as I finished this, I asked my wife, "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 th...

    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 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...

    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 ...

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

    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. ...

    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...

    As soon as I finished this, I asked my wife, "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 th...

    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 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...

    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...

  • Robert Monk
    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...

    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 ...

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

    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. ...

    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...

    As soon as I finished this, I asked my wife, "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 th...

    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 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...

    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...

    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,...

    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...

    Gripping account of what went into the production of Kubrick's masterpiece. However many obstacles you may anticipate, chances are there are tons more, as Kubrick found. The principals all went through enormous and countless practical and emotional upheavalsh over a period of about...

    This was an absolutely fascinating book. While I knew a little bit about the making of "2001: A Space Odyssey" and that it is a milestone in film-making, I didn't know just how true it was or all of the blood, sweat, and tears that went into making this innovative, highly over-budget f...

    2001: A Spacey Odyssey is regarded as one of the most influential and important movies ever made. It's only fitting that there is now a book that thoroughly examines the making of this landmark film. Michael Benson sweeps through everything from the pre-production meetings between Arth...

    Yep, yet another written documentary on the movie. For someone who?s a big fan of Homer, it never came close to occurring to me that this movie might be right out of The Odyssey as much as Ulysses is; the author really enjoyed making comparisons to that one. Yes, I know it?s in th...

    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 th...

    This is by far the most thorough account of the making of 2001: A Space Odyssey I have ever read. The movie absolutely blows my mind and this book is critical because author Michael Benson draws upon archival sources devoted to Stanley Kubrick in London and Arthur C. Clarke in Washingt...

    As a lifelong fan of 2001: A Space Odyssey (I saw in on the big screen in 1969 when I was 12), I was a little disappointed in this book. I gave it a high rating because it's very well researched, and considering Kubrick is no longer with us, I can't imagine a more thorough book being p...

    Stanley Kubrick was my favorite filmmaker, and 2001: A Space Odyssey is still my favorite sci-fi film of all-time, so I'm the perfect audience for a book chronicling the creation and production of that film that came out fifty years ago last month. The complicated relationship between ...

    Opening line: "The twentieth century produced two great latter-day iterations of Homer's Odyssey." This book if full of WOW. If you want to know the ins-and-outs of Stanley Kubrick's movie Space Odyssey, this book is the one you want to read. Holy detail, Batman! This book is full ...

    OK--disclaimer: I'm a huge "2001" fan so I thought I knew a lot about the making of the movie. Thus book provided much background and insight into the creative, business and technical journey it took to make "2001". Long and a bit slow at times, but well worth it. The relationship ...

    A very entertaining story about the making of 2001, mostly focusing on the interaction of Arthur C. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick. Which addresses one of the big questions that many have: how much did Clarke actually have to do with the whole thing? The answer appears to be: quite a bit. ...

  • 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...

    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 ...

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

    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. ...

    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...

    As soon as I finished this, I asked my wife, "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 th...

    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...

    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 ...

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

    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. ...

    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...

  • Hugh F B Howell
    Apr 19, 2018

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

    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 ...

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

    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. ...

    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...

    As soon as I finished this, I asked my wife, "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 th...

    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 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...

    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...

    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,...

    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...

    Gripping account of what went into the production of Kubrick's masterpiece. However many obstacles you may anticipate, chances are there are tons more, as Kubrick found. The principals all went through enormous and countless practical and emotional upheavalsh over a period of about...

    This was an absolutely fascinating book. While I knew a little bit about the making of "2001: A Space Odyssey" and that it is a milestone in film-making, I didn't know just how true it was or all of the blood, sweat, and tears that went into making this innovative, highly over-budget f...

    2001: A Spacey Odyssey is regarded as one of the most influential and important movies ever made. It's only fitting that there is now a book that thoroughly examines the making of this landmark film. Michael Benson sweeps through everything from the pre-production meetings between Arth...

    Yep, yet another written documentary on the movie. For someone who?s a big fan of Homer, it never came close to occurring to me that this movie might be right out of The Odyssey as much as Ulysses is; the author really enjoyed making comparisons to that one. Yes, I know it?s in th...

    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 th...

    This is by far the most thorough account of the making of 2001: A Space Odyssey I have ever read. The movie absolutely blows my mind and this book is critical because author Michael Benson draws upon archival sources devoted to Stanley Kubrick in London and Arthur C. Clarke in Washingt...

    As a lifelong fan of 2001: A Space Odyssey (I saw in on the big screen in 1969 when I was 12), I was a little disappointed in this book. I gave it a high rating because it's very well researched, and considering Kubrick is no longer with us, I can't imagine a more thorough book being p...

    Stanley Kubrick was my favorite filmmaker, and 2001: A Space Odyssey is still my favorite sci-fi film of all-time, so I'm the perfect audience for a book chronicling the creation and production of that film that came out fifty years ago last month. The complicated relationship between ...

    Opening line: "The twentieth century produced two great latter-day iterations of Homer's Odyssey." This book if full of WOW. If you want to know the ins-and-outs of Stanley Kubrick's movie Space Odyssey, this book is the one you want to read. Holy detail, Batman! This book is full ...

    OK--disclaimer: I'm a huge "2001" fan so I thought I knew a lot about the making of the movie. Thus book provided much background and insight into the creative, business and technical journey it took to make "2001". Long and a bit slow at times, but well worth it. The relationship ...

    A very entertaining story about the making of 2001, mostly focusing on the interaction of Arthur C. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick. Which addresses one of the big questions that many have: how much did Clarke actually have to do with the whole thing? The answer appears to be: quite a bit. ...

    You wanna know about 2001 Space Odyssey? All the background that went into the movie? All the thoughts & ideas? Then read this book. I was amazed at all the info that you got from this book. The movie was amazing but after reading this book it makes you appreciate the movie so much...

    50 years ago I met a friend at a movie theater where we watched 2001. When we left, we both looked at each other and shrugged. We were confused; we were only in junior high after all. For those of you who loved the movie, those who liked the movie and those who "just don't get it", thi...

    Couldn't put it down As an ardent 2001 A Space Odyssey fan, I have always wondered how it was done. Now I know and will watch the film with renewed awe. Michael Benson tells the story of how the project came about, and the people who lived it, with great empathy. Celebrating 50 y...

  • 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...

    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 ...

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

    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. ...

    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...

    As soon as I finished this, I asked my wife, "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 th...

    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 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...

    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...

  • John Kestner
    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...

    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 ...

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

    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. ...

    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...

    As soon as I finished this, I asked my wife, "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 th...

    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 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...

    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...

    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,...

    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...

    Gripping account of what went into the production of Kubrick's masterpiece. However many obstacles you may anticipate, chances are there are tons more, as Kubrick found. The principals all went through enormous and countless practical and emotional upheavalsh over a period of about...

    This was an absolutely fascinating book. While I knew a little bit about the making of "2001: A Space Odyssey" and that it is a milestone in film-making, I didn't know just how true it was or all of the blood, sweat, and tears that went into making this innovative, highly over-budget f...

    2001: A Spacey Odyssey is regarded as one of the most influential and important movies ever made. It's only fitting that there is now a book that thoroughly examines the making of this landmark film. Michael Benson sweeps through everything from the pre-production meetings between Arth...

    Yep, yet another written documentary on the movie. For someone who?s a big fan of Homer, it never came close to occurring to me that this movie might be right out of The Odyssey as much as Ulysses is; the author really enjoyed making comparisons to that one. Yes, I know it?s in th...

    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 th...

    This is by far the most thorough account of the making of 2001: A Space Odyssey I have ever read. The movie absolutely blows my mind and this book is critical because author Michael Benson draws upon archival sources devoted to Stanley Kubrick in London and Arthur C. Clarke in Washingt...

    As a lifelong fan of 2001: A Space Odyssey (I saw in on the big screen in 1969 when I was 12), I was a little disappointed in this book. I gave it a high rating because it's very well researched, and considering Kubrick is no longer with us, I can't imagine a more thorough book being p...

    Stanley Kubrick was my favorite filmmaker, and 2001: A Space Odyssey is still my favorite sci-fi film of all-time, so I'm the perfect audience for a book chronicling the creation and production of that film that came out fifty years ago last month. The complicated relationship between ...

  • First time Canadian
    Jun 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...

    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 ...

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

    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. ...

    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...

    As soon as I finished this, I asked my wife, "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 th...

    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 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...

    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...

    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,...

    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...

    Gripping account of what went into the production of Kubrick's masterpiece. However many obstacles you may anticipate, chances are there are tons more, as Kubrick found. The principals all went through enormous and countless practical and emotional upheavalsh over a period of about...

    This was an absolutely fascinating book. While I knew a little bit about the making of "2001: A Space Odyssey" and that it is a milestone in film-making, I didn't know just how true it was or all of the blood, sweat, and tears that went into making this innovative, highly over-budget f...

    2001: A Spacey Odyssey is regarded as one of the most influential and important movies ever made. It's only fitting that there is now a book that thoroughly examines the making of this landmark film. Michael Benson sweeps through everything from the pre-production meetings between Arth...

    Yep, yet another written documentary on the movie. For someone who?s a big fan of Homer, it never came close to occurring to me that this movie might be right out of The Odyssey as much as Ulysses is; the author really enjoyed making comparisons to that one. Yes, I know it?s in th...

    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 th...