Check This Out: Classic Out-of-Print 'Making of Kubrick's 2001' Book

May 27, 2013
Source: Cinephilia and Beyond

Making of Kubrick's 2001

"The eye is the window of the soul." This is great. As we enter a new era of sci-fi movies, it's always great to look back at the seminal sci-fi moments that got us here. The biggest one being Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, which has been profiled and feature many times before. In the 1970s, after the release of 2001, a book was made and published called The Making of Kubrick's 2001, edited by Jerome Agel, featuring a 96-page photo insert(!) alas it's all B&W. The book is no longer in print, but over at Cinephilia and Beyond ended up with a copy that has been scanned online for our viewing pleasure. It's worth a read.

Here's the full embed of the entire Making of Kubrick's 2001, found via The Playlist. You can flip through all of the book, which features quotes and info as well as behind-the-scenes photos hidden within its 372 pages.

Book embed direct from Scribd, for educational purposes. "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 the only one you'll ever really need. It is such a shame that this book is out-of-print. It is filled with everything you ever wanted to know about 2001." I'm glad it's available online, it should inspire more filmmakers. "The most remarkable thing about 2001 is that it is doing so well without any concession to popular taste. Kubrick never once said. 'Let's not let the popcorn set get away.' It's so uncompromising that people realize it deals with much bigger issues than science alone." -Arthur C. Clarke.

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Reader Feedback - 6 Comments



whoa on May 27, 2013


I like.

DAVIDPD on May 27, 2013


I remember reading/flipping through this book at the bookstore when I was 13 years old.

LCworld on May 27, 2013


You can buy it online for on $40 if you really want it.

outofnormal on May 27, 2013


Ohmy, I had that book as a kid 🙂

David Banner on May 27, 2013


Still have mine, 43 years old. Fascinating and exhaustively informative. It even reprints the MAD magazine parody.

shashibiya on May 28, 2013

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