Morning Coffee – 10 January 2016

Here are seven stories to read this morning.

  1. "Close to tears, he left at the intermission": how Stanley Kubrick upset Arthur C Clarke (New Statesman)
  2. Over 100 Ways to Say “Have” (KathySteinemann.com)
  3. Poet stumped by standardized test questions about her own poem (LA Times)
  4. Print Book Sales Rose Again in 2016 (PW)
  5. AAP Reports Publisher eBook Revenues Down in July 2016 (The Digital Reader)
  6. Sony E-ink FES watch gets colors & patterns for 2nd gen (SlashGear)
  7. Why some publishers are sticking with Medium, for now (Poynter)

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4 Comments on Morning Coffee – 10 January 2016

  1. Thanks for the Arthur C Clarke story. One doesn’t often get a view behind the scenes, and Moorcock said a lot I didn’t know about Clarke.

    • It was interesting how Kubrick saved the film, wasn’t it?

      I for one am bored by the long, ponderous space scenes in 2001 and think they should have been cut. Now I see that they existed so Clarke could narrate the movie. He basically wrote a director’s commentary for the movie – and was then upset when it was not shown with the original theater release.

      • It interests me that what happened is basically the opposite of what happened to Bladerunner—instead of adding narration, it got taken away.

        I wonder if the commentary still exists anywhere. It would be interesting to see it slapped onto a DVD/Blu-ray as an alternate audio commentary track.

  2. I was interested in Moorcock’s insight into Clarke, and Kubrick to a lesser extent. Clarke was called the “ego” and sounds self-obsessed. But he was inoffensive and a genius to boot, so all is forgiven. Kubrick however comes off sounding like an ass.

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