HAL 9000

This you have to have if you love 2001!


5 Responses to “HAL 9000”

  1. 1 evil_genius_180
    February 28, 2012 at 8:25 am

    Screensavers? You mean those things we used to use way back in the CRT days to keep our screens from having images burned into them? 😛

    Seriously, there’s no point to screensavers anymore, LCD screens don’t have these issues. So, the only reason to even have on is if it’s just freakin’ cool (a “because I can” thing.) This definitely qualifies. 2001: A Space Odyssey is so freaky cool, I love it. It’s a psychedelic trip to wherever your mind takes you, because that’s exactly what Kubrick wanted. He wanted the audience to draw their own conclusions as to exactly what happened, and that’s what makes it such a standout movie in the genre. And, of course, what would the movie be without the lovable, murderous computer, HAL 9000? 😀

    “What are you doing, Dave?” 😀

    Thanks a lot, Steve. (and thanks to Modelman Tom also) I’m downloading it now. Too bad I don’t have more than one monitor. (or more than one computer) 😉

  2. 2 Mike
    February 28, 2012 at 9:04 am

    I will testify to Steve’s recollection…as we left a showing of the beautiful 70mm print, with the 32cps organ note booming out of the Altec-Lansing Voice of the Theatre systems flown around the seats, Steve turned his head and said to me, “I’m gonna MAKE MOVIES!”

    I will check HAL out immediately…

  3. February 28, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Chris so true and well said.

    Mike and I went to high school together. As a matter of fact I believe we met in gamer school. And he is right. In fact Mike saw 2001 first and told me all about it. He went with me the first time to the Golden Gate Cinerama where I watched it with him for the first time. My life changed forever at that moment. Thanks Mike! You were the perfect friend to introduce me to that movie. It was an honor.

    BTW Mike I still have the first addition hard back in perfect condition you gave me all those years ago. It’s worth about a 1000 bucks now but I will never sell it.


    • 5 Mike
      March 5, 2012 at 1:20 pm

      Yep, it was an honor and a privilege to share it. When that 32 cycle note went on and the first few notes on the horns burst out, my life changed forever too. Before 2001, it seemed to me that the future was clouded in darkness. But afterward, it was like Stanley had gone ahead forty years and lighted the way.


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