Arthur C. Clarke has been hailed as "one of the true geniuses of our time." His novel, 2001: A Space Odyssey, was one of the greatest space adventures ever written, and the film of the book won Clarke and director Stanley Kubrick cult status. A one-man think tank, Clarke is listened to by the United Nations, US Congress, Microsoft and NASA.
In a rare interview from his tropical paradise home in Sri Lanka, he talks about his life, from his upbringing in rural Somerset in England, to the writing of his latest best-seller, 3001: The Final Odyssey. This is a unique profile, amply illustrated by specially-filmed extracts, CBS coverage of the Apollo moon landing and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of 2001.
Commentary by:ZoŽ Wanamaker
Executive Producer: Andrea Miller Director: Philip Smith
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