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The Resource Space Odyssey : Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the making of a masterpiece, Michael Benson

Space Odyssey : Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the making of a masterpiece, Michael Benson

Label
Space Odyssey : Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the making of a masterpiece
Title
Space Odyssey
Title remainder
Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the making of a masterpiece
Statement of responsibility
Michael Benson
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 mixed reviews on its 1968 release. Despite the success of Dr. Strangelove, director Stanley Kubrick wasn't yet recognized as a great filmmaker, and 2001 was radically innovative, with little dialogue and no strong central character. Although some leading critics slammed the film as incomprehensible and self-indulgent, the public lined up to see it. 2001's resounding commercial success launched the genre of big-budget science fiction spectaculars. Such directors as George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott, and James Cameron have acknowledged its profound influence. Author Michael Benson explains how 2001 was made, telling the story primarily through the two people most responsible for the film, Kubrick and science fiction legend Arthur C. Clarke. Benson interviewed Clarke many times, and has also spoken at length with Kubrick's widow, Christiane; with visual effects supervisor Doug Trumbull; with Dan Richter, who played 2001's leading man-ape; and many others. A colorful nonfiction narrative packed with memorable characters and remarkable incidents, Space Odyssey provides a 360-degree view of this extraordinary work, tracking the film from Kubrick and Clarke's first meeting in New York in 1964 through its UK production from 1965-1968, during which some of the most complex sets ever made were merged with visual effects so innovative that they scarcely seem dated today. A concluding chapter examines the film's legacy as it grew into it current justifiably exalted status"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
791.43/72
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1997.T86
LC item number
B46 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Space Odyssey : Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the making of a masterpiece, Michael Benson
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 451-481) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn989964013
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 497 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501163937
Lccn
2017051254
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)989964013
Label
Space Odyssey : Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the making of a masterpiece, Michael Benson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 451-481) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn989964013
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 497 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501163937
Lccn
2017051254
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)989964013

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