In the spirit of movie geekery as well as "if you're gonna do something, do it right", may I present The HAL Project
: A fiver year project (and counting!) to faithfully recreate
the computer displays in Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey
as a screensaver.
Chess has been played in a lot of movies. I mean, a lot
. Some of the more notable matches include Ron Weasley kicking ass
, HAL stealing from Schlage
, a Bond villain stealing from Spassky
, and Death just screwing with the audience
. Then there is Thomas Crown
, who might just have been named
for a promising young British player
who tragically died at the age of eighteen.
There have been countless words written about Stanley Kubrick’s visionary masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey — some good, some bad — but after 45 years, this superb book remains the only one you’ll ever really need. It is such a shame that this book is out-of-print. It is filled with everything you ever wanted to know about 2001. It leads off with Arthur C. Clarke’s short story “The Sentinel” and closes with a complete reprint of Stanley Kubrick’s interview with Playboy magazine. In between are profiles, interviews with technical advisors, effects secrets revealed, letters to Stanley from the moviegoing public, as well as reviews of the film, both good and bad. A fascinating snapshot of a moment in history when the world was caught off guard by a motion picture. Search your local used book stores, like I did. If you’re a Kubrick fan, it’s worth the effort.
Long out of print, The Making Of Kubrick's 2001
(edited by Jerome Agel, known for his work coördinating McLuhan's The Medium Is The Massage
and his coauthoring of Buckminister Fuller's I Seem To Be A Verb
) is now available to read online, thanks to Cinephilia and Beyond
You know which song the very first singing computer
sang, right? Yup, just like you saw in the movies
, only this one didn't slow down when he offered up his electronic rendition of the tune that was toppermost of the poppermost on both sides of the Atlantic back in 1892
What Did Arthur Know … and When Did He Know it?
To all you Vader haters out there . . . we'll blow your planet up! we got Death Star!
one: a space odyssey
here's a wonderful little film that manages to do kubrick's 2001: a space odyssey
in exactly a minute with lego. it's only flaw is it brevity, but it does cover all the major plot points cleanly. enjoy it on this lazy friday.
"2001: A Space Odyssey" is back in theaters
for a short year-2001 run. It is currently playing at the Seattle Cinerama
October 5-18, and is next scheduled to be shown at the Uptown Theater
in Washington, D.C. (where the film had its original 1968 premeire) November 2-15. After that, it will be shown at the Castro Theater
in San Francisco November 21-December 6, and at the Egyptian Theater
in Hollywood December 20-January 1.