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2001: Filming The Future

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  65 ratings  ·  4 reviews

This text looks at the most influential science fiction film of the last 30 years, with its pathbreaking special effects, brilliant use of music, and mystifying metaphysics.

Paperback, 163 pages
Published November 15th 2000 by Aurum Pr Ltd (first published May 27th 1998)
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Greg Cummings
Sep 19, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A seminal tribute to Kubrick's larger-than-life motion picture, 2001: A Space Odyssey.

I felt the author could have delved deeper into the cinema of Stanley Kubrick, better explaining the context of his vision and reasons for making such a trippy movie. According to producer Norman Kagan, 2001 contains the four tenents Kubrick applied to every movie he made: futility of intelligence, homicide-suicide, triumph of obsessive hero, and journey to freedom. Still, it's a book glimmering with the worki
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Kevin
Oct 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A truly phenomenal, enlightening book.

I checked this out of the library after I read the surprisingly disappointing reviews of the newly released Taschen updated version of this book. It is a slim volume, but you’d be hard pressed to have any unanswered questions after reading it. Obviously, it’s not going into the film theory of the movie, it sticks to the origins of how the film project came about, the collaboration between Clarke and Kubrick, and details on so many of the technical aspects of
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Filippo Ulivieri
Jan 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: stanley-kubrick
Un ampio dossier che racconta tutti gli aspetti del film: la trama e le reazioni critiche, ma soprattutto la collaborazione tra Kubrick e Clarke, il design delle astronavi (con eccellenti riproduzioni dei bozzetti preparatori con le varie strategie esplorate), la creazione degli effetti ottici, le riprese delle sequenze nella preistoria, la costruzione della centrifuga e un profilo su Kubrick. Un imponente apparato iconografico con stampe di ottima qualità completa l'avvincente racconto della ge ...more
Steve Walker
Jan 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
The Book to read about one of the best films of the late 20th century.
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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.