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This is the official weblog of writer, computer geek and general near-do-well G Allen. He lives in a moderately large town somewhere in the unfashionable West Coast of the East United States. He's written several short stories, working on a couple of novels. He also plays both professionally and otherwise with various bits of computer gear.
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A few days ago, I received out-of-print gem The Making of Kubrick’s 2001 (edited wonderfully by Jerome Agel, 1970). I’m still over the moon.
It is such a shame that this book is out-of-print. It is filled with everything you ever wanted to know about 2001. It leads off with Arthur C. Clarke’s short story “The Sentinel” and closes with a complete reprint of Stanley Kubrick’s interview with Playboy magazine. In between are profiles, interviews with technical advisors, effects secrets revealed, letters to Stanley from the moviegoing public, as well as reviews of the film, both good and bad. A fascinating snapshot of a moment in history when the world was caught off guard by a motion picture. Search your local used book stores, like I did. If you’re a Kubrick fan, it’s worth the effort.
Now you can join me, I’ll fly you to the moon!
With endless thanks to Matt Degennaro
Excellent book! I have a first edition.
Category Archives: SCA
I attended one of one of our regional SCA things last weekend. Attended is kind of a misnomer - I was on staff and running checking gate for the weekend. This consists of greeting carloads of people and having them … Continue reading
Yikes! I’v had a busy week and it taint over yet. Went to see my Mom on Monday and look at her house, Mom’s fine bu the house is going to need some work. Had to get a couple of used books (there is … Continue reading
I suppose’ that I should just let this one lie. I’t a pain to even think about it, however I can see it slowly moving into the conscience of the ‘net’ and it really pisses me off, so here goes. Last week … Continue reading
It’s pretty strange to be here again. Last year we skipped it, too little time, not enough money we said. This year we decided that it could be a cheap vacation. Seems a lot of people made that decision, this … Continue reading
Ok, so I’m a geek. I dress up in this faux roman garb, sit around in a tent and write blog posts on my laptop. I dug out my armor today, did some adjustments and wandered up to the field … Continue reading
Well, once again we loaded up the family jalopy and headed out to the Pennsic War. Deb, E’ and I got on the road at about 3:00PM on Sunday, July 26th 2009. After about 23 hours of driving and several … Continue reading
We got back last night, dropping E off at the grandparents. The drive went very well and we found all the cats, one turtle and our house still OK.Pennsic itself was fine other than the weather. It rained nearly every … Continue reading
Pennsic Log 2007 Sunday I seem to have forgotten something important, most years I have a paper journal but this time I completely forgot to bring one! This means I will have to keep a diary on line. It’s Sunday, … Continue reading