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.
Filming the special effects shots took 18 months at a cost of $6.5 million (the film's total budget was $10.5 million). Stanley Kubrick was determined to make every effects shot look extremely realistic, something previous science-fiction films rarely bothered to do.
Here you are, sir, main level please.
Although the meeting on the moon is presented indoors, in a shirt-sleeve environment, it is still on the moon. Dr. Floyd walks around the room in full Earth gravity, rather than using the low-gravity "skip" that was adopted by the Apollo astronauts.
The traditional "roaring lion" logo for MGM was not used in this film. Instead, the newly designed corporate logo for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer was used, along with the letters "MGM", all in white against a blue background.
£69,567 (UK) (30 November 2014)
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