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The Making of Stanley Kubrick’s '2001: A Space Odyssey'
The ultimate trip: Science fiction's greatest masterpiece explored in depth In March 1964, Stanley Kubrick decided that his next project would be to make the proverbial good science-fiction movie. Fifty years after the film's conception, TASCHEN looks back at the process of making the most important science-fiction film of all time. Though 2001 has arguably spawned more ...more
Hardcover, 562 pages
Published July 1st 2014 by Taschen
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Nov 30, 2016 Reinhold rated it really liked it
Im Zuge der Lektüre von "The Stanley Kubrick Archives" habe ich mir auch Piers Bizony's "The Making of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey" angeschafft. Der voluminöse Bildband, der durch sein ungewöhnliches Format in kein Bücherregal zu passen scheint, zeigt sehr, sehr ausführlich die Entstehungsgeschichte des (meiner Meinung nach) besten Films aller Zeiten. Wer Kubrick kennt, ist von seiner schier manisch akribischen Arbeit nicht sehr überrascht ,obwohl bei 2001 seine Detailgenauigkeit in ...more
With one exception (see final sentences) I really can't say enough great things about this book, it's *the* ultimate book for 2001 obsessives such as myself. Absolutely *loaded* with previously unpublished pictures and rarely printed interviews. Very highly recommended for Kubrick fans and cinephiles. Now the sole criticism, although the novelty of printing the book in a format with identical ratios as the emblematic monoliths is fun, it doesn't do justice to the gorgeous photographs and ...more
Can anyone tell me why, oh why, Taschen built such a cumbersome book? The content is faultless, but the physical nature of this, yes, I know, monolith, was the worst book I have handled! Hard work! Such a shame as the detail of the filming and the sociological commentaries were brilliant! If you want to see and read about what pieces of the epic film were ditched, this is the book. If you want some thinking on Kubrick the man and Doctor Strangelove, this is the book. If you want an explanation ...more
This is literally a monolith of a book, doesn't even fit on the library shelf. I found it on the floor underneath the reserves and felt an overwhelming urge to hop on my knuckles and hit something with a bone. OK. I'm kidding, but it sure is big! Both in content and size. There's everything you could possibly want to know about 2001, minutia of details complimented by gorgeous photography. I am enlightened as to the pure obsessive genius of Kubrick and how he made what is one of my favorite ...more
Jul 01, 2016 the gift rated it it was amazing
excellent source for everything about a favourite film, that i have seen many times, have on dvd, have read the book. only problem might be the format: it is a heavy book, it follows the dimensions of the famous monolith (1X4X9), but i have a club chair so just propped it up on one arm to read. great details, interviews, commentary, history. and lots of images, full-length, fold-out, of both movie and production. if you love this film, you want this book...
Apr 11, 2016 Joan rated it it was amazing
Stunning book, in an unusual format that requires patience and a large table! A heavy-weight book as well! Pages unfold to reveal beautiful art work or photos from the filming. A wonderful book for anyone who loves this film.
Piers Bizony is a science journalist and space historian who writes for magazines such as Focus and Wired as well as the Independent. His award-winning book on Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey was described as 'full of sparkling enthusiasm' by the New Scientist and 'excellent, in every way worthy of Kubrick's original precision-crafted vision' by the Evening Standard.More about Piers Bizony...