Was at the AFI screening the night Keir Dullea, but a tardy start along with AC that was underperforming for a completely full theater tired me out (the film didn't end until nearly 11pm) and I had to cut out before the Q&A portion. The recent book Space Odyssey is a fantastic read for anyone who's a fan of the film. My buddy who stayed took notes, and I thought they might be of interest - he gave me permission to share. Notes include a remark about the sweater announcement someone mentioned earlier! The host introduced him during the closing credits but the final rendition of The Blue Danube kept rising up in the background, interrupting the conversation. He got a surprising phone invitation for the part after filming Bunny Lake is Missing. Kubrick was a dream to work with as opposed to Otto Preminger, who was a nightmare. Hal’s voice was to be Martin Balsam (too New York), then Nigel Davenport (too British), then Douglas Rain. The person who read Hal on the set had a cockney accent. Dullea read a Hal line in a Michael Caine voice and it was hysterical. He modeled his performance during the “Daisy” scene on Burgess Meredith’s character’s murdering Lenny in the film version of Of Mice and Men. During Apollo 11 he was invited to a network news studio, where he met Buster Crabbe! Later he met Arthur C. Clarke, who cried during the moon landing. Lockwood came up with the lip reading idea; Dullea suggested the shattered glass scene. The airlock scene was filmed with the hatch and airlock in the ceiling. Since he didn’t have a space helmet, he had to perform the stunt himself. His suit was attached to a harness. A roustabout dropped him from the pod with a knotted rope, then jumped off a platform to pull him up, then dropped him again. The final stargate shots of landscape were false color images of Utah. His favorite parts of the film are in The Dawn of Man: when the ape tips his head when he gets the idea about using the bone as a tool; and the bone morphing into the orbiting nuclear weapon. He underplayed Bowman at first because in the film the two astronauts had been together for months and had nothing left to say to each other. Before filming they went over their extensive psychological profiles with Kubrick. As Hal started acting up, Bowman started showing real emotion. He said all of the food tasted the same. In the dinner preparation scene, Lockwood was sitting upside down and harnessed to his chair. Some of the goopy food fell to the floor and took an hour to clean up. The host recommended a Douglas Trumbull interview with WTOP that appeared this week. Someone asked about his chess rating. He said he doesn’t play but he’s been told that there’s a chess mistake in the movie that foreshadows future problems with Hal. He wasn’t in the audience tonight (“They offered me dinner and I was hungry!”) but said he saw it again in New York a couple of weeks ago. He learns something new every time. About that sweater announcement: About Kubrick as a master detailer: several years ago, his late wife noticed that one of the Russian women’s sweaters disappears from one scene to another on the space station. Apparently Kubrick noticed this as well and added an intercom notice about a “recovered sweater” to the final audio. He wasn’t invited to perform in 2010. He had to contact the studio directly about the part. Dullea loved Benson’s book (Space Odyssey) and said he learned a lot from it.