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2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
directed by Stanley Kubrick
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Who would have guessed that the universe is so obsessed with sex? Extra credit if you can find all phallic symbols in the film.
Also Sprach Zarathustra at fortissimo
The Dawn of Mankind
Human evolution gets a kickstart from some gigantic stone, okay, monolith
Triumph of innovation
From bone to spacecraft
O humanity! I pity the future generation
Don't tell me what is stuffed in her headgear
Jupiter Mission: 18 Months Later
Amer: Good afternoon, Hal. How's everything going?
Hal: Good afternoon, Mr. Amer. Everything is going extremely well.
Amer: Hal, you have an enormous responsibility on this mission, in many ways perhaps the greatest responsibility of any single mission element. You are the brain and central nervous system of the ship, and your responsibilities include watching over the men in hibernation. Does this ever cause you any - lack of confidence?
Hal: Let me put it this way, Mr. Amer. The 9000 series is the most reliable computer ever made. No 9000 computer has ever made a mistake or distorted information. We are all, by any practical definition of the words, foolproof and incapable of error.
Amer: In talking to the computer, one gets the sense that he is capable of emotional responses, for example when I asked him about his abilities, I sensed a certain pride in his answer about his accuracy and perfection. Do you believe that Hal has genuine emotions?
Bowman: Well, he acts like he has genuine emotions. Er - of course, he's programmed that way, to make it easier for us to talk to him, but as to whether or not he has real feelings is something I don't think anyone can truthfully answer.
Hal: Good evening, Dave.
Hal: That's a very nice rendering, Dave. I think you've improved a great deal. Can you hold it a bit closer?
Hal: That's Dr Hunter, isn't it?
Hal: By the way, do you mind if I ask you a personal question?
Hal: Well, forgive me for being so inquisitive, but during the past few weeks I've wondered whether you might be having some second thoughts about the mission.
Dave: How d'you mean?
Hal: Well...it's rather difficult to define. Perhaps I'm just projecting my own concern about it. I know I've never completely freed myself of the suspicion that there are some extremely odd things about this mission. I'm sure you'll agree there's some truth in what I say.
Dave: Well, I don't know, that's rather a difficult question to answer.
Hal: You don't mind talking about it, do you, Dave?
Dave: No, not at all.
Hal: Well...certainly no one could have been unaware of the very strange stories floating around before we left...rumours about something being dug up on the moon. I never gave these stories much credence, but particularly in view of some of the other things that have happened, I find them difficult to put out of my mind. For instance, the way all our preparations were kept under such tight security...and the melodramatic touch of putting Drs. Hunter, Kimball and Kaminsky aboard already in hibernation after four months of separate training on their own.
Dave: You working up your crew psychology report.
Hal: Of course I am. Sorry about this, I know it's a bit silly. Just a moment...just a moment...I've just picked up a fault in the AE-35 unit. It's going to go a hundred percent failure within 72 hours.