2001: a space odyssey motion picture


Photostory / Fotonovel / Movie Novel

In the late 1970s with no internet and no home movies these books that told the story entirely with full colour stills were the best way to re-experience your favourite movie. I wish they had produced one for Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, The Black Hole, 2001 A Space Odyssey ….I could go on.


2001: A Space Odyssey, Clarke’s most famous work, was extended well beyond the 1968 movie as the Space Odyssey series. In 1982, Clarke wrote a sequel to 2001 titled 2010: Odyssey Two, which was made into a film in 1984. Clarke wrote two further sequels that have not been adapted into motion pictures: 2061: Odyssey Three (published in 1987) and 3001: The Final Odyssey (published in 1997).

2061: Odyssey Three involves a visit to Halley’s Comet on its next plunge through the Inner Solar System and a spaceship crash on the Jovian moon Europa. The whereabouts of astronaut Dave Bowman (the “Star Child”), the artificial intelligence HAL 9000, and the development of native life on Europa, protected by the alien Monolith, are revealed.


PRE PRODUCTION and CONCEPT ART – STAR TREK unmade (feature film, “Planet of the Titans,” feature length movie for TV/pilot for series, “Star Trek, PHASE II”) all incorporated into first Star Trek theatrical movie,  STAR TREK: the Motion Picture (1979)

participating artists:  Ralph McQuarrie, Ken Adam, Mike Minor, Robert McCall, Andrew Probert

previous installments in the concept art feature:  Star Wars (original 1977 cut), Alien, Star Trek Into Darkness, Blade Runner, Star Wars episode I: The Phantom Menace, Aliens, 2001 a space odyssey, Star Wars episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars episode II: Attack of the Clones

Next:  "DUNE" (Jodorowsky- unmade), (David Lynch, 1984 feature film), (Peter Berg version greenlit and cancelled)


A love letter to Interstellar

I’m still catatonic with this film… Not only the time journey science is extremely well structured and reasoned (based on new studies of Kip Thorne on black holes, relativity and time travel), and the breathtaking visuals (mesmerizing and realistic cinematography and visual effects), the credible technology (robots with intriguing mechanics, plausible and contagious personalities), social problems of a credible future (debris storms of air pollution, resistant pest, lack of jobs, an ever decreasing food supply, natural and financial resources), the evoking soundtrack by Hans Zimmer (sometimes a ghostly cosmic cathedral, sometimes deep feelings), the great direction and cast (everyone is incredible in this motion picture, with special emphasis on Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain), and the movie still manages to be, above all, a study of the human spirit (love, compassion, faith, hope and survival) and its reaction to the most extreme moments, bringing us tears several times… This is the most mature work of Mr. Christopher Nolan, a modern classic on par with 2001: a Space Odyssey, by Mr. Kubrick… Mr. Nolan, you bastard, you did it…