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The Complete STANLEY KUBRICK Exhibit at LACMA – » 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.”

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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