LETTERS OF NOTE: Kubrick, Clarke and Science Fiction

Once again we turn to Stanley Kubrick in a matter of interesting correspondence.

The critical and commercial success of Dr. Strangelove gave Kubrick the chance to collaborate with Arthur C. Clarke, the science fiction author whose work he greatly admired. In March 1964 he sent a letter to Clarke (which you can read here) praising his work, expressing his particular interests within science fiction, and entertaining the possibility of a collaboration. The pair met in New York a month later, spent the best part of eight hours talking about science fiction, and four years later 2001: A Space Odyssey was released.
If one morsel of Kubrick isn't enough, you can find my review of Dr. Strangelove on my previous blog here, and my review of A Clockwork Orange right here.