The Making of 2001: A Space Odyssey (Paperback)

A Space Odyssey

By Stephanie Schwam, Stephanie Schwam (Editor), Jay Cocks (Introduction by)

Modern Library, 9780375755286, 352pp.

Publication Date: August 8, 1998



"If 2001 has stirred your emotions, your subconscious, your mythological yearnings, then it has succeeded."--Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick's extraordinary movie 2001: A Space Odyssey was released in 1969. The critics initially disliked it, but the public loved it. And eventually, the film took its rightful place as one of the most innovative, brilliant, and pivotal works of modern cinema. The Making of 2001: A Space Odyssey consists of testimony from Kubrick's collaborators and commentary from critics and historians. This is the most complete book on the film to date--from Stanley Kubrick's first meeting with screenwriter Arthur C. Clarke to Kubrick's exhaustive research to the actual shooting and release of the movie.

About the Author

Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999) was born in the Bronx but lived and worked for most of his life in England. He made fifteen films including Lolita, A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon and Full Metal Jacket. Editor Stephanie Schwam has produced many documentary films and most recently worked with Peter Jennings on The Century Project.