G | | Adventure, Sci-Fi
After discovering a mysterious artifact buried beneath the Lunar surface, mankind sets off on a quest to find its origins with help from intelligent supercomputer H.A.L. 9000.
Stanley Kubrick rejected Martin Balsam's interpretation of HAL as he felt that too much emotion was creeping into Balsam's delivery.
Dr. Floyd: Hello!
Floyd's Daughter: Hello.
Dr. Floyd: How're you doing, squirt?
Floyd's Daughter: All right.
Dr. Floyd: What are you doing?
Floyd's Daughter: Playing.
Dr. Floyd: Where's mommy?
Floyd's Daughter: Gone to shopping.
Dr. Floyd: Well, who's taking care of you?
Floyd's Daughter: Rachel.
Dr. Floyd: May I speak to Rachel, please?
Floyd's Daughter: She's gone to the bathroom.
It would be expected that the Emergency Airlock would normally have air in it, so that any crew member could enter it from inside Discovery, either to carry out any maintenance, or if they were needed to assist with anyone outside. In the latter case they would enter it wearing a space-suit, and after the inner door was closed, the airlock would be de-pressurised and the outer door opened. As there is no apparent way for Bowman to de-pressurise the airlock whilst in the space-pod - as HAL would certainly not do so if asked - Bowman opens the outer door using the pod's waldoes. When he does this, the air inside would escape, which should result in the pod being temporarily blown around. In addition, as the air escapes to a vacuum, it would crystallise due to the water vapour content. Neither of these effects are seen.
In the 2001 UK cinema re-release, the music carries on for 10-15 minutes after the end of the credits.
Some versions have title cards on-screen during the Overture and Entr'acte sections, while other versions omit these titles and simply play the music over a black screen.
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