"Close to tears, he left at the intermission": how Stanley Kubrick upset Arthur C Clarke - by Michael Moorcock

As it turned out, Arthur did not get to see the completed film until the US private premiere. He was shocked by the transformation. Almost every element of explanation had been removed. Reams of voice-over narration had been cut. Far from being a pseudo-documentary, the film was now elusive, ambiguous and thoroughly unclear.

Courtesy of the New Statesman