Cinephiles and Kubrick fans alike are sure to have a field day with Taschen's massive "The Making of Stanley Kubrick's '2001: A Space Odyssey':
"In March 1964, Stanley Kubrick decided that his next project would be to make "the proverbial good science-fiction movie." Fifty years after the film's conception, TASCHEN looks back at the process of making the most important science-fiction film of all time. Though 2oo1 has arguably spawned more critical texts and scholarly analyses than any other film, this publication marks the first time that a truly exhaustive book has been devoted to it. TASCHEN readers enjoyed a sampling of previously unseen 2oo1 material in The Stanley Kubrick Archives; this four-volume set revisits the subject, exploring in great depth every aspect of the film and its making: the groundbreaking technical effects, the extraordinary set designs, and the fascinating collaboration between Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke.
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."