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The Complete STANLEY KUBRICK Exhibit at LACMA – Skiffleboom.com » Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” – The Eye of Hall 9000

Fairchild-Curtis 160-degree lens
Glass, metals
Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
This wide-angle lens was rigged to shoot the point of view of HAL 9000 and provided the model for his memorable “eye.”

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One response

  1. Jim dickson

    This Fairchild lens seen in the glass case is the lens I used to photograph the film “To the Moon and Beyond” in 1963 for Graphic Films,Cinerama and the New York Worlds Fair , it was used later at MGM in London to photograph the interior of Hal the computer in the film “2001” for Stanley Kubrick. It was not used as the subject “Hal ” seen talking in the dialog sequences with the two astronauts. that lens was a newer looking 8mm Nikkor fisheye. I was there as I photographed the Stargate Slitscan sequence and other items for Trumbull and Kubrick. Jim Dickson

    October 28, 2013 at 1:04 pm

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