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.
Stanley Kubrick hired a company that made artificial limbs to produce a long-fingered, narrow monkey-like hand to be operated by remote controls placed within the costume's arms. When this didn't look convincing, it was abandoned at great expense.
Here you are, sir, main level please.
During Dr. Floyd's chat with the Soviet scientists aboard the space station, two of the women's coats, draped over the backs of their chairs, disappear, reappear then disappear again (in one case, the coat appears to have fallen behind the chair).
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.
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