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What '2001' Got Right


Eye of HAL-9000 computer

Eye of the HAL-9000 computer in the 1968 Stanley Kubrick film "2001: A Space Odyssey."

Credit: Kevin Bray/MGM, via Photofest

It's a testament to the lasting influence of Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke's film "2001: A Space Odyssey," which turns 50 this week, that the disc-shaped card commemorating the German Film Museum's new exhibition on the film is wordless, but instantly recognizable. Its face features the Cyclopean red eye of the HAL-9000 supercomputer; nothing more needs saying.

From The New York Times
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