- Mass Market Paperback
- Publisher: Signet; 1st edition (April 1, 1970)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0451071395
- ISBN-13: 978-0451071392
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #261,095 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Making of Kubrick's 2001 Mass Market Paperback – March 1, 1970
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Top Customer Reviews
I was hoping to enjoy a handful of special-effects secrets-- important in this truly (TRULY) ground-breaking film.
I got SO much more. There are negative (and positive) reviews that run into several pages, and go deep into both technique and subject matter. There is double or triple the usual volume of pictures, a real blessing...and with thorough descriptions. (Although, to be fair, I admit I have a murder contract out on the editor who decided to remove all "the" and "a" from the CAPTIONING for those pictures. It makes the captions horribly unreadable.)
Errr...back on track, eh ? There's a discussion of alternate endings, and the text to the Arthur C. Clarke short story that was written at the same time as this script. There's the ending and other snippets from the novel, which adds new depth to understanding the film.
Oh, and hordes of notes on production, stuff that was edited out of the final version, and the apparently endless mountains of alternate special effects which were discarded in favor of what we see today.
It makes me weep to think that my DVD of this movie lacks outtakes and deleted scenes, now that this book has shown me how much I'm missing. (For example, the original film as presented at its premiere, was at least 19 minutes longer.)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Well, I bought the book in.. 1972 ish, still have it. and its OK, pictures are all now reproduced elsewhere, and paperback pages, not quality paper. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Mr. M. Macrae
This book contains very little about the making of the film. It is, for the most part, a compilation of reviews and essays analysing various aspects of the films story and visuals. Read morePublished on February 11, 2014 by Laurence Jones
This book is almost as much a classic as the film.
For goodness sakes, with all the junk being reprinted
all the time why can't something like this see the light of day... Read more
There have been countless words written about Stanley Kubrick's visionary masterpiece "2001: A Space Odyssey" -- some good, some bad -- but after 45 years, this superb book remains... Read morePublished on January 22, 2013 by William Timothy Lukeman
I love this book. It's one of the most interesting books I've read about the making of a movie. The style is a bit chaotic as far as how its put together but the actual info is... Read morePublished on September 5, 2007 by Jeffery L. Voyles