August 23, 2011

HAL 9000

I've been watching a fascinating series of film analyses by Rober Ager. In this first video, he shows that HAL 9000 was based on IBM, and that HAL wins the chess game against the astronaut by cheating in two ways:

This next video is about The Shining and how the Overlook Hotel and hedge maze shift architecturally throughout the movie:

Via Superpunch.

There's many more videos in the series, including a look at Aliens (Cameron's take on Vietnam?). Via these sites.

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