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The Ultimate Book About “2001: A Space Odyssey”

posted by Nell Minow

Fifty years after Stanley Kubrick began work on “2001: A Space Odyssey,” the ultimate behind-the-scenes story will be out next month in a limited edition $750 four-volume history by Piers Bizony, an expert on both Kubrick and space exploration.

Made in exclusive collaboration with the Kubrick estate and Warner Bros., this copiously illustrated work features hundreds of unique 2oo1-related documents, concept artworks, and superb behind-the-scenes photographs from the Kubrick Archives—most of which have never been published before—as well as exclusive correspondence and personal testimony from Kubrick’s co-screenwriter Arthur C. Clarke.

The four volumes include:Film stills, new behind the scenes interviews with lead actors, senior production designers, and key special-effects experts, a facsimile of the original screenplay and 1965 production notes, a box cover painted by Wayne Haag, and “a small comic surprise.”

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