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2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984)

 





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2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984)

In Peter Hyam's sequel to Kubrick's classic:

  • Dave Bowman's (Keir Dullea) last words: "My God, it's full of stars!"
  • the rough slingshot around Jupiter
  • HAL 9000's (voice of Douglas Rain) reactivation
  • Dr. Heywood Floyd (Roy Scheider) and Dr. Walter Kurnow's (John Lithgow) discussion of ball park hot dogs: ("...Yankee Stadium. September. The hot dogs have been broiling since opening day in April. Now that's a hot dog")
  • the scene on Earth, in which the ghost (an incorporeal being) of astronaut David Bowman visited his former wife Betty Fernandez (Mary Jo Deschanel) - now remarried; he appeared on her television screen to check on her and say good-bye for one last time: ("I remember Dave Bowman and everything about him...All Dave Bowman really was is still a part of me...Something's gonna happen and I wanted to say goodbye...something wonderful")
  • Bowman's ethereal appearances, and his conversation with Floyd about "Something wonderful"
  • Dr. Chandra (Bob Balaban) telling HAL 9000 that it must be sacrificed to save the crew (and HAL's quiet, dignified acceptance of his fate and thanks: "I understand now, Dr. Chandra...Thank you for telling me the truth" - and Chandra's response and farewell: "You deserve it...Thank you, HAL")
  • HAL 9000's final conversation with Bowman before Jupiter imploded and the Discovery was destroyed (HAL: "I'm afraid" - Dave: "Don't be. We'll be together")
  • HAL's final transmission ("ALL THESE WORLDS ARE YOURS, EXCEPT EUROPA. ATTEMPT NO LANDING THERE. USE THEM TOGETHER. USE THEM IN PEACE")
  • Floyd's final speech about the second star in the sky and his dreams of interplanetary friendship ("Someday, the children of the new sun will meet the children of the old. I think they will be our friends")
  • the final evocative shot of the Monolith in a primordial jungle on Europa as Richard Strauss' Thus Spake Zarasthustra played








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