Trivia - "2001: A Space Odyssey"
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"2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY" (1968)

Alex North, who had previously written the music for Stanely Kubrick's "Spartacus," was hired to write an original score for "2001." But Kubrick ultimately decided to use classical music for the film's soundtrack. (North's score has subsequently been released commercially as "Alex North's 2001.")

Transposing each letter of "HAL" with the next letter in the alphabet gives you "IBM." Author Arthur C. Clarke said this was a coincidence, not at all what he intended - and that he would have changed the computer's name if he had known this sooner. He intended "HAL" to stand for Heuristic ALgorithmic computer.

The breathing heard during Dave Bowman's space walks was performed by director Stanley Kubrick.

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