Stanley Kubrick Archive

Human Pods and Tranquil Havens

By: Emily Chang

Desperate for privacy, a cocoon-like pod provides refuge from the ubiquitous presence always listening. Even then, the space-flying egg is no escape for Dr. Poole and Dr. Bowman from HAL, the menacing machine in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. Be it an EVA space pod or under the cover of a bed sheet, humans […]