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.
Originally, Stanley Kubrick had Stuart Freeborn create a primitive but more human-like make-up for the actors playing the australopithecines, but he couldn't find a way to photograph them in full length without getting an X-rating from the MPAA, since they had to be naked. So ... ...
Here you are, sir, main level please.
HAL's verbal description of his chess move (Q-B3), given what he shows on the screen, are from Frank's point of view. This is often regarded as an error, since in descriptive chess notation, the rank is described from the point of view of the player making the move. It should be Q-B6. HAL's errors can be considered either script goofs or clues revealing his internal conflict, since he is supposed to be infallible.
In the 2001 UK cinema re-release, the music carries on for 10-15 minutes after the end of the credits.
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