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

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Space Odyssey : Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the making of a masterpiece
Title
Space Odyssey
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Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the making of a masterpiece
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Michael Benson
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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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contains biographical information
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10657431
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DLC
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1962-
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Benson, Michael
Dewey number
791.43/72
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Kubrick, Stanley
  • Clarke, Arthur C.
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Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the making of a masterpiece
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Space Odyssey : Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the making of a masterpiece, Michael Benson
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=246&titleID=3442022
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OverDrive eBook
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
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1 online resource.
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unknown
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online
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9781501163951
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
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remote
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9CBE1DB5-B062-4778-B547-E9A6C2972237
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  • (OCoLC)1029198612
  • on1029198612
Label
Space Odyssey : Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the making of a masterpiece, Michael Benson
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=246&titleID=3442022
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501163951
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
9CBE1DB5-B062-4778-B547-E9A6C2972237
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1029198612
  • on1029198612

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