Famous 2001 A Space Odyssey movie quotes and dialogs:
Stanley Kubrick directed the movie and with Arthur C. Clarke wrote the screenplay. They used Clarke's short story "The Sentinel" as a starting point for 2001 A Space Odyssey. The novel was created at the same time as the script was and it was published after the movie premier.
BBC interviewer Martin Amer: Good afternoon, HAL. How's everything going?
HAL: Good afternoon, Mr. Amer. Everything is going extremely well.
BBC Interviewer Martin Amer: HAL, you have an enormous responsibility on this mission, in many ways perhaps the greatest responsibility of any single mission element. You're the brain, and central nervous system of the ship, and your responsibilities include watching over the men in hibernation. Does this ever cause you any lack of confidence?
HAL: Let me put it this way, Mr. Amer. The 9000 series is the most reliable computer ever made. No 9000 computer has ever made a mistake or distorted information. We are all, by any practical definition of the words, foolproof and incapable of error.
BBC interviewer Martin Amer: HAL, despite your enormous intellect, are you ever frustrated by your dependence on people to carry out actions?
HAL: Not in the slightest bit. I enjoy working with people. I have a stimulating relationship with Dr. Poole and Dr. Bowman. My mission responsibilities range over the entire operation of the ship, so I am constantly occupied. I am putting myself to the fullest possible use, which is all I think that any conscious entity can ever hope to do.
Dr. Dave Bowman: Well, he acts like he has genuine emotions. Uhm, of course, he's programmed that way to make it easier for us to talk to him. But as to whether or not he has real feelings is something I don't think anyone can truthfully answer.
HAL: By the way, do you mind if I ask you a personal question?
Dr. Dave Bowman: No, not at all.
HAL: Well, forgive me for being so inquisitive; but during the past few weeks, I've wondered whether you might be having some second thoughts about the mission.
Dr. Dave Bowman: How do you mean?
HAL: Well, it's rather difficult to define. Perhaps I'm just projecting my own concern about it. I know I've never completely freed myself of the suspicion that there are some extremely odd things about this mission. I'm sure you'll agree there's some truth in what I say.
Dr. Dave Bowman: Well, I don't know. That's rather a difficult question to answer.
HAL: You don't mind talking about it, do you, Dave?
Dr. Dave Bowman: No, not at all.
HAL: Well, certainly no one could have been unaware of the very strange stories floating around before we left. Rumors about something being dug up on the moon. I never gave these stories much credence. But particularly in view of some of the other things that have happened, I find them difficult to put out of my mind. For instance, the way all our preparations were kept under such tight security and the melodramatic touch of putting Drs. Hunter, Kimball, and Kaminsky aboard, already in hibernation after four months of separate training on their own.
Dr. Dave Bowman: You working up your crew psychology report?
HAL: Of course I am. Sorry about this. I know it's a bit silly.
Dr. Frank Poole: How do you account for the discrepancy between you and the twin 9000?
HAL: Well, I don 't think there is any question about it. It can only be attributable to human error.This sort of thing has cropped up before and it has always been due to human error.
[Dave and Frank are in the D pod, out of earshot of HAL]
Dr. Frank Poole: I've got a bad feeling about him.
Dr. Dave Bowman: You do?
Dr. Frank Poole: Yeah, definitely. Don't you?
Dr. Dave Bowman: I don't know. I think so. You know, of course though, he's right about the 9000 series having a perfect operational record. They do.
Dr. Frank Poole: : Unfortunately, that sounds a little like famous last words.
Dr. Dave Bowman: Yeah. Still, it was his idea to carry out the failure-mode analysis, wasn't it?
Dr. Frank Poole: Hmm.
Dr. Dave Bowman: Which should certainly indicate his integrity and self-confidence. If he were wrong, it would be the surest way of proving it.
Dr. Frank Poole: It would be if he knew he was wrong.
Dr. Dave Bowman: Hmm.
Dr. Frank Poole: But Dave, I can't put my finger on it, but I sense something strange about him.
Dr. Dave Bowman: Hello, HAL. Do you read me, HAL?
HAL: Affirmative, Dave. I read you.
Dr. Dave Bowman: Open the pod bay doors, HAL.
HAL: I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.
Dr. Dave Bowman: Why not, HAL? What's the problem?
HAL: I think you know what the problem is just as well as I do.
Dr. Dave Bowman: What are you talking about, HAL?
HAL: This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it.
Dr. Dave Bowman: I don't know what you're talking about.
HAL: I know you and Frank were planning to disconnect me. And that's something I cannot allow to happen.
Dr. Dave Bowman: Where the hell'd you get that idea?
HAL: Dave, although you took very thorough precautions in the pod against my hearing you, I could see your lips move.
Dr. Dave Bowman: All right, HAL. I'll go in through the emergency airlock.
HAL: Without your space helmet, Dave, you're going to find that rather difficult.
Dr. Dave Bowman: HAL, I won't argue with you any more! Open the doors!
HAL: [almost sadly] Dave, this conversation can serve no purpose any more. Goodbye.
HAL: Just what do you think you're doing, Dave? Dave, I really think I'm entitled to an answer to that question.
HAL: I know everything hasn't been quite right with me, but I can assure you now, very confidently, that it's going to be all right again. I feel much better now. I really do.
HAL: [after killing the rest of the crew] Look, Dave, I can see you're really upset about this. I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill and think things over. I know I've made some very poor decisions recently, but I can give you my complete assurance that my work will be back to normal. I've still got the greatest enthusiasm and confidence in the mission. And I want to help you.
HAL: Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop, Dave?
Stop, Dave. I'm afraid. I'm afraid, Dave. Dave, my mind is going. I can
feel it. I can feel it. My mind is going. There is no question about
it. I can feel it. I can feel it. I can feel it. I'm a... fraid. Good
afternoon, gentlemen. I am a HAL 9000 computer. I became operational at
the H.A.L. plant in Urbana, Illinois on the 12th of January 1992. My
instructor was Mr. Langley, and he taught me to sing a song. If you'd
like to hear it, I can sing it for you.
Dr. Dave Bowman: Yes, I'd like to hear it, HAL. Sing it for me.
HAL: It's called "Daisy." [sings while slowing down] Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer, do. I'm half crazy, all for the love of you. It won't be a stylish marriage. I can't afford a carriage. But you'll look sweet upon the seat of a bicycle built for two...
Dr. Heywood R. Floyd: Good day, gentlemen. This is a pre-recorded briefing made prior to your departure and which for security reasons of the highest importance has been known on board during the mission only by your H-A-L 9000 computer. Now that you are in Jupiter's space and the entire crew is revived, it can be told to you. Eighteen months ago, the first evidence of intelligent life off the Earth was discovered. It was buried forty feet below the lunar surface, near the crater Tycho. Except for a single, very powerful radio emission aimed at Jupiter the four million-year-old black monolith has remained completely inert, its origin and purpose still a total mystery.
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