G | | Adventure, Sci-Fi
Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest.
The film originally opened with a ten-minute black-and-white opening sequence featuring interviews with actual scientists, including Freeman Dyson, discussing off-Earth life. Stanley Kubrick removed it after an early screening for MGM executives.
Here you are, sir, main level please.
The rotating room scene on the Aries Moon Shuttle -- the actress rode the elevator up form the passenger deck below. She walked along a curving floor until she was upside down to her previous position, then she walked into the left hallway. In the published ship designs the Aries flight deck was perpendicular to the passenger deck. The set rotated too far and the actress walked into the wrong passageway. The set should have rotated only 90 degrees and she should have walked up through the the walkway on the ceiling.
"Thus Spake Zarathustra" is the only musical piece in the film whose conductor and orchestra are not mentioned in the closing credits. For all other pieces, the orchestra which plays it, and the conductor who leads it, are given screen credit.
£69,567 (UK) (30 November 2014)
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