Come behind the scenes with director Stanley Kubrick and 2001 (1968) and discover the story of the making of the film that set a new standard for science fiction that has yet to be equalled. From Alfred Hitchcock’s Under Capricorn (1949) to Mogambo (1953) with Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, and Grace Kelly to Where Eagles Dare (1968) with Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood, famous and infamous movies, stars, and directors labored in the sometimes lavish yet often limited resources of Hollywood’s distant cousin.
Featuring many never before seen photographs.
Author Derek Pykett spent many years of his life as a professional actor, working in theatre, television, and films, making his first movie appearance in The Princess Bride (1986) directed by Rob Reiner. In 2001, he founded his own theatre company, Theatre Macabre, specializing in horror and fantasy. Shows produced include Dracula, Jack the Ripper, and Witchfinder General. He also produced and directed documentaries for DVD, including AMICUS: House of Horrors (Alpha Home Entertainment, USA). His previously published works as an author includes, Michael Ripper Unmasked (Midnight Marquee, USA) and British Horror Film Locations (McFarland, USA). Derek and partner Ruth live in England.