The 2001 File

Harry Lange and the Design of the Landmark Science Fiction Film

Author: Christopher Frayling

Publisher: Reel Art Press

ISBN: 9780957261020

Category: Design

Page: 336

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This magnificent tome is a previously unseen look behind-the-scenes at the making of this most legendary of science fiction classics. Art director Harry Lange's strikingly realistic designs for Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey created an extraordinary vision of the future and they remain the epitome of filmmaking. For the first time ever, Lange's archive is explored in this stunning volume, featuring original concept sketches, designs, correspondence and on set photographs.

The Making of Stanley Kubrick's '2OO1: A Space Odyssey'

Author: Piers Bizony

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783836559546

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 562

View: 8388

Hello, HAL On the set of 2OO1: A Space Odyssey Get closer than ever to the movie that changed the movies. This behind-the-scenes spectacular of 2OO1: Space Odyssey sheds light on the lead actors, senior production designers, special-effects experts and masterminds of Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke, who together revolutionized science fiction and the art of cinema. Previously available as part of the multi-volume and instant sell-out Collector's Edition, this comprehensive visual record includes on and off set photographs, pre-production paintings, and conceptual designs from the Kubrick archives. With numerous fold-outs, these dazzling images offer insight both into Kubrick's meticulous directorial methods, and into the mysteries and magnetism of a film at once vast in scope and intricate in its exploration of our relationship to technology. Written and researched over several years by the outer space, special effects, and technology journalist Piers Bizony, this compendium is both an exhaustive labour of love and a monument to a masterpiece of 20th century culture.

Space Odyssey

Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece

Author: Michael Benson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501163957

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 512

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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.

Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey

New Essays

Author: Robert Kolker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199884013

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

View: 9845

Almost all students have seen 2001, but virtually none understand its inheritance, its complexities, and certainly not its ironies. The essays in this collection, commissioned from a wide variety of scholars, examine in detail various possible readings of the film and its historical context. They also examine the film as a genre piece--as the summa of science fiction that simultaneously looks back on the science fiction conventions of the past (Kubrick began thinking of making a science fiction film during the genre's heyday in the fifties), rethinks the convention in light of the time of the film's creation, and in turn changes the look and meaning of the genre that it revived--which now remains as prominent as it was almost four decades ago. Constructed out of its director's particular intellectual curiosity, his visual style, and his particular notions of the place of human agency in the world and, in this case, the universe, 2001 is, like all of his films, more than it appears, and it keeps revealing more the more it is seen. Though their backgrounds and disciplines differ, the authors of this essay collection are united by a talent for vigorous yet incisive writing that cleaves closely to the text--to the film itself, with its contextual and intrinsic complexities--granting readers privileged access to Kubrick's formidable, intricate classic work of science fiction.

HAL's Legacy

2001's Computer As Dream and Reality

Author: David G. Stork

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262692113

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 9198

Collects essays concerning how close we are to building computers that are as intelligent, devious, and emotional as the computer in the classic film, 2001

Stanley Kubrick

Drama & Shadows: Photographs 1945?1950

Author: Rainer Crone

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714863139

Category: Photography

Page: 240

View: 6983

The first book to document the early photographs of the famous and enigmatic film director Stanley Kubrick (1928 - 99). A fascinating account of American urban life including celebrities such as Leonard Bernstein, Kubrick documents a range of human emotion. Includes many never-before-seen photographs taken from 1945 - 50 and others not seen since their original publication in Look magazine. Sheds new light on Kubrick's apprenticeship and his early search for complex image compositions and dramatic narratives as developed in his films A Clockwork Orange and 2001: A Space Odyssey


The Lost Science

Author: Adam K. Johnson

Publisher: Apogee Books

ISBN: 9781926837192

Category: 2001, a space odyssey (Motion picture)

Page: 112

View: 9266

In the last four decades Stanley Kubricks 2001 has been dissected in books and theses from every conceivable angle. Until humanity actually encounters extraterrestrial intelligence, his movie will draw attention to this most tantalising subject. However, what is often overlooked in all of these critical studies is the almost flawless scientific façade constructed by Kubrick, Clarke, Ordway, Lange and the hundreds of engineers and scientists who contributed to the production. Author and engineer Adam Johnson has spent years accumulating information, believed to have been long since destroyed, to create a detailed and unprecedented analysis of the technology envisioned in Kubricks masterpiece. From British designers and model-makers to Soviet astronomers, from Canadian special effects wizards to German artists, from American spacecraft engineers and artificial intelligence scholars to French stylists, this is the Lost Science of 2001.


filming the future

Author: Piers Bizony

Publisher: Aurum Pr Ltd


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 165

View: 9895

Filled with material that came to light after the publication of the firstdition in 1994, this updated edition includes interviews, new material fromffects supervisor Doug Turnbull and additional illustrations.

Moonwatcher's Memoir

A Diary of 2001 : a Space Odyssey

Author: Dan Richter

Publisher: Carroll & Graf Pub

ISBN: 9780786710737

Category: Fiction

Page: 156

View: 8679

A behind-the-scenes look at the filming of Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey describes the author's role as choreographer and star of the film's opening sequence and his filmmaking experiences under the leadership of the innovative Kubrick, in a volume complemented by numerous illustrations, inside anecdotes, and memorabilia. Original.

Kubrick’s Monolith

The Art and Mystery of 2001: A Space Odyssey

Author: Joe R. Frinzi

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 147662867X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 3017

Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey is re-examined in a post-millennial context in this heavily researched, highly detailed study of the making of the landmark film. Its artistic and mythic pedigrees are of special interest. Kubrick and writer Arthur C. Clarke faced a number of challenges in producing an intelligent and innovative A-list movie in what—almost a decade before Star Wars—was considered a second-class genre, science fiction. The author explores the film’s enigmatic storyline and offers a fresh perspective on several artistic elements such as production design, special effects and the use of music.

Understanding Kubrick's 2001 - A Space Odyssey

Representation and Interpretation

Author: James Fenwick

Publisher: Intellect (UK)

ISBN: 9781783208630

Category: History

Page: 260

View: 6211

Scholars have been studying the films of Stanley Kubrick for decades. This book, however, breaks new ground by bringing together recent empirical approaches to Kubrick with earlier, formalist approaches to arrive at a broader understanding of the ways in which Kubrick's methods were developed to create the unique aesthetic creation that is 2001: A Space Odyssey. As the fiftieth anniversary of the film nears, the contributors explore its still striking design, vision, and philosophical structure, offering new insights and analyses that will give even dedicated Kubrick fans new ways of thinking about the director and his masterpiece.

Above the Timberline

Author: Gregory Manchess

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481459252

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 4407

From renowned artist Gregory Manchess comes a lavishly painted novel about the son of a famed polar explorer searching for his stranded father, and a lost city buried under snow in an alternate future. When it started to snow, it didn’t stop for 1,500 years. The Pole Shift that ancient climatologists talked about finally came, the topography was ripped apart and the weather of the world was changed—forever. Now the Earth is covered in snow, and to unknown depths in some places. In this world, Wes Singleton leaves the academy in search of his father, the famed explorer Galen Singleton, who was searching for a lost city until Galen’s expedition was cut short after being sabotaged. But Wes believes his father is still alive somewhere above the timberline. Fully illustrated with over 120 pieces of full-page artwork throughout, Above the Timberline is a stunning and cinematic combination of art and novel.

Once Upon a Time in Italy

The Westerns of Sergio Leone

Author: Christopher Frayling

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

View: 8867

An illustrated exploration of the mid-twentieth-century filmmaker's "spaghetti westerns" considers his role in defining the genre, his visual style and elliptical storytelling methods, and his creation of such works as A Fistful of Dollars and Once Upon a Time in the West. 12,500 first printing.

Visions of Spaceflight

Images from the Ordway Collection

Author: Frederick Ira Ordway

Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Press

ISBN: 9781568581811

Category: Art

Page: 176

View: 8436

A pioneering rocket scientist and collector of space images shares his collection of art and photography spanning four centuries of imagination and engineering about space travel. 20,000 first printing.

Arthur C. Clarke

the authorized biography

Author: Neil McAleer

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Contemporary

ISBN: 9780809243242

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 430

View: 9933

Portrays the life and career of Arthur C. Clarke, including interviews with friends and colleagues and highlighting his contributions to science fiction

Stanley Kubrick, Director

Author: Alexander Walker,Sybil Taylor,Ulrich Ruchti

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393321197

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 376

View: 4887

Illustrated with eight pages of color and black-and-white photographs, an expanded edition of a study first published in 1971 follows the career and directorial techniques of Stanley Kubrick, including his last picture, Eyes Wide Shut. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

Ko Stanley Kubrick Archives

Author: Alison Castle

Publisher: Taschen

ISBN: 9783836555821


Page: N.A

View: 1574

Ultimate Kubrick: The unsurpassed study of a cinematic genius In 1968, when Stanley Kubrick was asked to comment on the metaphysical significance of 2001: A Space Odyssey, he replied: "It's not a message I ever intended to convey in words. 2001 is a nonverbal experience... I tried to create a visual experience, one that bypasses verbalized pigeonholing and directly penetrates the subconscious with an emotional and philosophic content." Now available as part of our Bibliotheca Universalis series, The Stanley Kubrick Archives borrows from the director's philosophy. From the opening sequence of Killer's Kiss to the final frames of Eyes Wide Shut, it allows the masterful visuals of Kubrick's complete films to impress through dazzling stills. In a separate section, Kubrick's creative process is brought to life through fascinating archival material, including set designs, sketches, correspondence, documents, screenplays, drafts, notes, and shooting schedules. Accompanying the visual material are essays by noted Kubrick scholars, articles written by and about Kubrick,and a selection of Kubrick's best interviews. The result is a visual, archival, and scholarly journey through masterworks of 20th century cinema and the meticulous mind of the director behind them.

Syntactic Structures

Author: Noam Chomsky

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110218321

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 135

View: 3608

The making of Kubrick's 2001

Author: Jérôme Agel

Publisher: Signet


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 367

View: 9438

Clarke's short story upon which the movie was based is presented together with stills from the film, critical reviews, and notes on its production