Behind The Scenes Stills From "2001: A Space Odyssey"

    A new four-volume set from TASCHEN goes behinds the scenes of the most important science fiction film ever made.

    Filming began on 2001: A Space Odyssey, in December, 1965, at Shepperton Studios, England.

    Kubrick co-wrote the film with science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke, partly inspired by the latter's short story, The Sentinal.

    Released in 1968 the film inspired a generation to consider our place in the universe, and influenced countless other filmmakers.

    George Lucas: "Stanley Kubrick made the ultimate science fiction movie."

    "It is going to be very hard for someone to come along and make a better movie, as far as I'm concerned."

    Steven Spielberg: "He took you into space for the first time. Since ‘2001’, no documentary, no other movie, has ever really put me in space as much as ‘2001’ did.”

    Martin Scorsese: “Watching a Kubrick film is like gazing up at a mountaintop. You look up and wonder, how could anyone have climbed that high?”

    The four-volume set includes film stills, interviews with cast and crew, concept art...

    ...and specially commisioned new illustrations.