| Douglas Rain (HAL): I've just picked up
a fault in the AE35 unit. It's going to go 100% failure in 72 hours.
HAL: I am putting myself to the fullest possible use, which is
all I think that any conscious entity can ever hope to do.
It can only be attributable to human error.
Keir Dullea (Dave
Bowman): Hello, HAL do you read me, HAL?
HAL: Affirmative, Dave, I
Keir Dullea (Dave): Open the pod bay doors, HAL.
HAL: I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that.
Dullea (Dave): What's the problem?
HAL: I think you know what
the problem is just as well as I do.
Keir Dullea (Dave): What are
you talking about, HAL?
HAL: This mission is too important for me to
allow you to jeopardize it.
Keir Dullea (Dave): I don't know what
you're talking about, HAL?
HAL: I know you and Frank were planning
to disconnect me, and I'm afraid that's something I cannot allow to happen.
Keir Dullea (Dave): Where the hell'd you get that idea, HAL?
HAL: Dave, although you took thorough precautions in the pod against
my hearing you, I could see your lips move.
HAL: Look Dave, I
can see you're really upset about this.
HAL: I know I've made
some very poor decisions recently, but I can give you my complete assurance
that my work will be back to normal.
HAL: What are you doing,
HAL: I'm afraid. I'm afraid, Dave. Dave, my mind is going.
I can feel it. I can feel it. My mind is going. There is no question about it.
I can feel it. I can feel it. I can feel it. I'm a...fraid. Good afternoon,
gentlemen. I am a HAL 9000 computer. I became operational at the H.A.L. plant
in Urbana, Illinois on the 12th of January 1992. My instructor was Mr. Langley,
and he taught me to sing a song. If you'd like to hear it I can sing it for
Keir Dullea (Dave): Yes, I'd like to hear it, HAL. Sing it for
HAL: It's called "Daisy."
(sings while slowing down)
HAL: Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do. I'm half crazy all for
the love of you. It won't be a stylish marriage, I can't afford a carriage. But
you'll look sweet upon the seat of a bicycle built for two.
|2001 A Space Odyssey Trivia
| 2001 A Space Odyssey won 1 Academy Award:
Visual Effects - Stanley Kubrick
Did you know?
Douglas Rain, the
voice of HAL, was never on the set? His lines were done post-production. He
wasn't the first choice, either. Among those rejected was Martin Balsam, whose
delivery was deemed too emotional. Thus, Keir Dullea and Douglas Rains were
never in the same room.
Speaking of HAL, many of us believed that his
name, H-A-L was a play on I-B-M, the next letters in the alphabet. Stanley
Kubrick vehemently denied this. HAL, Kubrick said, stood for Heuristic
Oh, and HAL, the song isn't named "Daisy." It's "Daisy Bell"
although it is commonly referred to as "A Bicycle Built For Two."
Hippies helped make this movie a success by
watching it over and over. They loved the ending trip sequence known as the
Star Gate. Groovy.
Originally, Arthur C. Clark had just a short story
called "The Sentinel" which they decided to expand into a full book to coincide
with the movie. Clarke was writing 2001 A Space Odyssey in collaboration with
Kubrick, who was doing the screenplay.
The living area of the Discovery
was a $750,000 set built by Vickers. The set revolved at 3 miles per hour and
was 38 feet high.
The moon pit where we see the monolith was created by
dying 90 tons of sand.
In the opening sequences, Dawn of Man, Kubrick
was insistent that his "apes" be more simian looking than those over at Planet
of the Apes which was filming at about the same time. He wanted them to reflect
an early stage of development. They are all human actors except for two
The now classic score came as a result of Kubrick playing
classical music on the set to create an atmosphere. He loved the effect and
kept it. The now familiar refrain of Richard Strauss' "Thus Spake Zarathustra"
has become a standard for representing science fiction.
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