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

Fifty years after it emerged into global consciousness, 2001: A Space Odyssey still maintains its power to thrill, enthrall and perplex its audience. To better understand the legacy of this constantly unfolding creative touchstone, Michael Benson unveils Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke and the Making of a Masterpiece ($30, Simon & Schuster). A triptych through the creative processes of both director Kubrick and author Clarke, it includes insightful interviews with Kubrick's widow, Christiane, visual effects sorcerer Douglas Trumbull and a wealth of others. The ads called the film "The Ultimate Trip" — and for once, they were right.
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