The Making of Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2oo1: A Space Odyssey’

Truly great movies don’t come along every year. Unless you count Kevin Hart or Kevin James movies. Those guys are classic. We need a buddy movie with those two. 100 to 1 odds they’d do a fish out of water movie. Without those two, we’re left with such movies as Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. 2014 plants fifty candles on the spaceship-shaped cake of his film masterpiece. TASCHEN, who make amazing books, comes out with the very special, The Making of Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2oo1: A Space Odyssey’ ($750).

Four volumes of material documenting the amazing set designs, special effects and very unique correspondence between Kubrick and his co-screenwriter, Arthur C. Clarke. In effect, a peek at how talented people collaborated and produced something groundbreaking.

Additional materials include never-before-seen photographs taken straight from the Kubrick Archives. The book comes in a monolith-shaped metallic box and a limited run of 1,500 copies.

Stanley Kubrick: Limited Edition 10 Disc Blu-Ray Collection

What is the perfect graduation gift for your budding filmmaker friend or relative? Try the ultimate Stanley Kubrick collection. In late May, Warner Home Video ships a 10 disc, Blu-Ray box set containing Stanley Kubrick’s best films. All the classics are here, including (deep breath): Spartacus, Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket and Eyes Wide Shut. And exhale.

Not only that, the box set includes invaluable insight from the actors, behind the scenes documentaries and in-depth analysis. Buy this collection and you’ll have bought a lifelong reference guide for film-making.

Buy it at Amazon.