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Thursday, September 9, 2010

2001: Beyond the Infinite - The Making of a Masterpiece

"What is the greatest science fiction film ever made?"

Ask any film geek that question and the answer you will get will almost always be the same:

What can I write about this miracle of a film that hasn't already been written, except that every word of praise ever published about Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece is well deserved.

Fans of 2001 will be pleased to know that Douglas Trumbull, who worked as a special photographic effects supervisor on 2001 and many other films, is preparing a documentary about the making of 2001: A Space Odyssey. On his official site there is a 3.5 minute video (scroll down to see it) where you can get a glimpse of what it's going to be like. From the looks of it, it is going to be an amazing documentary with tons of previously unseen material (behind the seen photos, concept art, etc) providing a unique insight into the making of the film.

It is likely that this documentary will be included into a new Stanley Kubrick Blu-ray box set, that Warner is rumored to be preparing for release next year.

Very exciting news!

*yeah, yeah, I know. Blade Runner will get just as many votes

1 comment:

ebenet said...

Ok, the doc seems to be excellent - it seems that it could even stand as an isolated buy! btw, the channel 4 doc included in the 2001 blu isn't too shabby either; it's hosted by Jim Cameron...