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2001 A Space Odyssey
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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.

HAL: It can only be attributable to human error.

Keir Dullea (Dave Bowman): Hello, HAL do you read me, HAL?
HAL: Affirmative, Dave, I read you.
Keir Dullea (Dave): Open the pod bay doors, HAL.
HAL: I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that.
Keir 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, Dave?

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 you.
Keir Dullea (Dave): Yes, I'd like to hear it, HAL. Sing it for me.
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:
Special 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 ALgorithmic Computer.

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 chimps.

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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