2001: A Space Odyssey evokes quite the sense of isolation as HAL 9000 picks off the Discovery One’s crew, then Dave Bowman has a quiet, hallucinogenic trip. Filmmaker Lydia Cambron’s dark parody explores the parallels between Kubrick’s universe and the one we’ve been living in since the pandemic started in 2020.
THE BEST 2001
Ctrl Shift Face is a master at making entertaining deepfakes. In this clip, he swapped out Elon Musk for actor Kier Dullea as astronaut Dave Bowman in 2001: A Space Odyssey, as he faces off against the HAL 9000 in a debate over opening the pod bay doors – further proof that Elon should invest more time in quality control.
You can now own a soft and squishy replica of the face of the killer computer from 2001: A Space Odyssey, thanks to Master Replicas. When you squeeze him, HAL’s eyeball lights up, and he says one of 12 phrases, including “I really like you Dave. I know you would never plan to disconnect me.” Drops 11/2019.
No, Hollywood hasn’t gone and remade Kubrick’s classic. Instead, they did the right thing and created a new 70mm print, struck directly from the original camera negative. Chances are, you’ve never seen this film the way it was meant to be seen. Now is the time.
A simple, yet effective use of HAL 9000’s iconic red eye-light, printed as the face of an analog wall clock. While we wish it had an actual domed cover, the simulated reflections in the image provide an effective illusion of depth. Measures 10.25″ diameter x 2″ deep.
2001: A Space Odyssey’s HAL 9000, and Her’s Samantha are the two of the most famous artificial intelligences in the history of motion pictures. Tilmann Ohm carefully selected lines from both characters, and combined them to form a surprisingly coherent conversation.