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10 Stunning Behind-The-Scenes Photos From "2001: A Space Odyssey"

A new book takes a spectacular inside look at the making of this iconic film.

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Four years before we ever stepped foot on the moon, director Stanley Kubrick began work on 2001: A Space Odyssey–destined to become a landmark in science fiction and American cinema.

A new book by Taschen titled, The Making of Stanley Kubrick's '2001: A Space Odyssey', takes readers on a visual journey through the production of this iconic film. Bringing together an archive of interviews, film stills, behind-the-scenes photos, screenplays, and production notes, the book offers an unprecedented look into one of the most important films in the history of cinema.

Take a look at some of the remarkable pictures from behind-the-scenes of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Stanley Kubrick Archives / TASCHEN

Briefcase containing all the components of a modern laptop computer (keyboard, camera, electronic stylus pen, modem, digital file storage module, and display screen), designed by Honeywell company for Heywood Floyd.


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