Latest Space Odyssey series Stories

2008-07-06 18:00:20

By Frank Gabrenya, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 6--The relatively meager output of filmmaker Stanley Kubrick during a 46-year career has played right into the hands of the Wexner Center for the Arts. Because Kubrick completed only 13 features from 1953 until his death in 1999, the center can present a full retrospective of a major director's works. Every other filmmaker of Kubrick's stature would require months to cover all of his titles. John Ford, for example, directed almost twice...

2008-03-18 18:05:00

Arthur C. Clarke, a visionary science fiction writer who won worldwide acclaim with more than 100 books on space, science and the future, died Wednesday in his adopted home of Sri Lanka, an aide said. He was 90. Clarke, who had battled debilitating post-polio syndrome since the 1960s and sometimes used a wheelchair, died at 1:30 a.m. after suffering breathing problems, aide Rohan De Silva said. Co-author with Stanley Kubrick of Kubrick's film "2001: A Space Odyssey," Clarke was regarded as...

2006-04-13 04:24:25

BERLIN (Reuters) - Two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks picked "2001: A Space Odyssey" as his favorite film of all time and selected four other films among his "top five" that he had nothing to do with. "I just can't see enough of '2001: A Space Odyssey'," the American actor told Germany's Bild newspaper in an interview published on Thursday. Stanley Kubrick directed the 1968 film. Hanks also picked "Elephant" (2003) by Gus Van Sant because it "is one of the most moving films I've ever...

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