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17 Minutes of Lost '2001: A Space Odyssey' Footage Found

Almost like discovering a monolith buried underground, Warner Brothers recently found 17 minutes of lost footage from Stanley Kubricks masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey in a salt-mine vault in Kansas.
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2001: A Space Odyssey is a 1968 American epic science fiction film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick, and co-written by Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke, partially inspired by Clarke's short story The Sentinel. The story deals with a series of encounters between humans and mysterious black monoliths that are apparently affecting human destiny, and a space voyage to Jupiter tracing a signal emitted by one such monolith found on the moon. Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood star as the two astronauts on this voyage, with Douglas Rain as the voice of the nearly-human computer HAL who controls the spaceship in which they are travelling.
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Ed ~ Release date: April 2, 1968





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Ever wondered why Kubrick and author Arthur C. Clarke decided on the tune "Daisy Bell" sung by the computer HAL 9000 in the Film '2001: A Space Odyssey'?
According to an article by Switched.com, the choice was made by Arthur C. Clarke after visiting the Bell Labs in 1962, and listening to a computer, a IBM 704, sing "Daisy Bell".

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"Daisy Bell" was composed by Harry Dacre in 1892. In 1961, the IBM 7094 became the first computer to sing, singing the song Daisy Bell. Vocals were programmed by John Kelly and Carol Lockbaum and the accompaniment was programmed by Max Mathews.

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