12. November 2018

Douglas „HAL 9000“ Rain R.I.P.

Douglas Rain, der HAL 9000 in Stanley Kubricks 2001 seine Stimme verlieh, ist im Alter von 90 Jahren gestorben. Mach's gut, Douglas, und danke für „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.“

Douglas Rain, who voiced the soft-spoken HAL 9000 robot that went rogue in Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey,” has died. He was 90. […]

All of Rain’s voiceover work for HAL was done in post-production. Other actors were considered for the role, including Martin Balsam, who was eventually dismissed as too American, and Nigel Davenport, who was too English. Kubrick decided to deal with the problem is post-production. As a result, he gave his A.D., Derek Cracknell, the job for the duration of shooting. Cracknell had a strong Michael Caine-esque accent, which provided for some interesting stories after the film hit cult status.

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