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How Stanley Kubrick Invented the Modern Box-Office Report

Mike Kaplan:

Word quickly spread that Stanley had a computerized system to track theaters and grosses based on technical information he had acquired while developing HAL 9000, the all-knowing computer in 2001. For months these stories persisted in the trades as the roster of Clockwork cinemas was refined. They were neither confirmed nor denied.

Sweating the details.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012