Space Odyssey

By Michael Benson

Simon & Schuster

Review from an F&F reader: “An absolutely fascinating history of the making of 2001: A Space Odyssey was recently published . Some of the stuff they did for certain shots or sequences was ridiculous. It’s a great read.”

“At last!  The dense, intense, detailed, and authoritative saga of the making of the greatest motion picture I’ve ever seen, 2001: A Space Odyssey.  I now have reason to see Kubrick’s ‘proverbial “really good” science fiction movie’ another 200 times.  Michael Benson has done the Cosmos a great service.” (Tom Hanks)

“Over the years, so much has been written about 2001 and its creation that I thought we knew all that there was to know. And then, I received a copy of Michael Benson’s lively, exciting and exhaustively researched book, which further expands our understanding of what is truly one of the greatest films ever made.” (Martin Scorsese)