Ref NoSK/12/8/1/12
Alt Ref NoPreviously: SK/13/1/11 and SK/12/1/11
TitleClarke, Arthur C
DescriptionCorrespondence between Arthur C Clarke and Stanley Kubrick regarding artistic ideas for the screenplay and novel. Of note is correspondence regarding the scene where HAL lip reads Bowman and Poole's conversation.

File also includes:
Correspondence between Arthur C Clarke and Anthony Wedgewood Benn.
Correspondence between RAF and Arthur C Clarke regarding short-period exposure of unprotected astronauts in vacuum conditions.
Correspondence with the National Aeronautics and Space Council [NASA].

The first letter from Arther C Clarke to Stanley Kubrick in this file, dated 8 April 1964 refers to enclosures sent with the letter. It is possible that one of the loose articles in the file entitled 'Extra-Terrestrial Relays' was one of the enclosures. Peter Kramer in '2001: A Space Odyssey' (BFI Classics, 2004) suggests the enclosure could have been 'The World of the Communications Satellite'

Please note: 1 item is on loan for an exhibition until late October 2018. A digital reproduction can be seen on request.

[PLEASE NOTE: A telegram from Kubrick to Clarke is on loan until February 2019 and a surrogate has been made available]
Date31 Mar 1964-12 Feb 1968
Person_CodeDS/UK/15
DS/UK/1
AccessConditionsReserved material reviewed and cleared Jonathan Cameron.
Persons
CodePersonNameDates
DS/UK/15Clarke; Arthur C (1917-2008); Author and inventor1917-2008
DS/UK/1Kubrick; Stanley (1928-1999); Film-maker, director, producer, cinematographer, photographer1928-1999
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