Sci-Fi Movie Scene of the Day: 2001: A Space Odyssey – Hal 9000 (1968)

Fantasy/Sci-Fi FILM & WRITING FESTIVAL

The Hal 9000 computer refuses to obey an order from Bowman (Keir Dullea) by simply responding in monotone, “I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that.”

FILM DESCRIPTION:
A mind-bending sci-fi symphony, Stanley Kubrick’s landmark 1968 epic pushed the limits of narrative and special effects toward a meditation on technology and humanity. Based on Arthur C. Clarke’s story The Sentinel, Kubrick and Clarke’s screenplay is structured in four movements. At the “Dawn of Man,” a group of hominids encounters a mysterious black monolith alien to their surroundings. To the strains of Strauss’s 1896 Also sprach Zarathustra, a hominid invents the first weapon, using a bone to kill prey. As the hominid tosses the bone in the air, Kubrick cuts to a 21st century spacecraft hovering over the Earth, skipping ahead millions of years in technological development. U.S. scientist Dr. Heywood Floyd (William Sylvester) travels to the moon to check…

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