Great Moments In Film – 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey seems to be one of those films which you either love or find incredibly boring. I know that I’ve fallen into both camps within my life. While it’s hard to say if it’s Kubrick’s best work, 2001 is one of the best science fiction movies of all time.
For some background: Dave is apart of a crew to a mission to Jupiter. Like everything else that deals with space, the mission is overseen by the supercomputer model HAL 9000. However, something goes wrong with this particular HAL. When it deems the crew as a liability to the mission, HAL begins to kill them all (most in their hibernation chambers). Eventually, only Dave is left. This is the scene where Dave goes to disconnect HAL. It’s interesting as HAL’s monotone voice never changes, but we get a sense of it’s desperation as the scene moves along. In fact, the seemingly self-aware HAL (represented by the ominous red “eye”) pleads for it’s life while Dave does what he has to do.
I hope you all enjoy.
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