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April 6, 2010 8:15 AM   Subscribe

Playing Chess with Kubrick. Or, How Writing About Arthur C. Clarke Can Get You A Gig Writing About Bobby Fischer for Playboy.
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posted by Blazecock Pileon at 8:18 AM on April 6, 2010 [1 favorite]

He informed me that Hugh Heffner was interested in chess

Would've thought that he'd be more interested in chests.
posted by WalterMitty at 8:30 AM on April 6, 2010 [1 favorite]

On a related topic, there is some discussion on these here internets that in 2001, HAL makes a mistake in his chess game with Bowman that many film buffs believe foreshadows HAL's later error in detecting a fault in the AE35 antenna. Here is the discussion on wikipedia debating whether HAL made a mistake (thereby rendering Kubrick even more of a meticulous genius) or whether Kubrick made a mistake (thereby rendering him merely the greatest filmmaker of all time).
posted by Pastabagel at 12:30 PM on April 6, 2010 [2 favorites]

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