G | | Adventure, Sci-Fi
Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest.
Shortly before the film was released, Stanley Kubrick's scientific advisor, Frederick Ordway III, wrote him a long memo urging him to restore the voice-over narration Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke had originally included (much of which ended up in ... ...
Here you are, sir, main level please.
As Dave is disconnecting H.A.L., H.A.L.'s voice gradually slows down and stops similar to a tape recording or phonograph record slowing down. H.A.L. , being a digital computer, would not have failed in that manner but with static noises and increasing losses of signal.
The original theatrical release had Ligeti's Atmospheres to a black screen for roughly 8 to 10 minutes before the movie began, and Strauss' The Blue Danube well after the end credits to a black screen.
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