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.
In both the book and film, HAL's creator, Dr. Chandra, has what is almost certainly a deliberately chosen name. Chandra, as well as being a common Indian surname, is a name of the Hindu lunar deity, and the word for "moon" in Hindi. Dr. Chandra's ... ...
Here you are, sir, main level please.
When Bowman reenters the ship, he is exposed to vacuum for no more than 10 seconds before operating the repressurization valve. Scientific evidence shows that this would indeed be survivable without grievous harm, notwithstanding the sensational depictions in other movies.
In the 2001 UK cinema re-release, the music carries on for 10-15 minutes after the end of the credits.
£69,567 (UK) (30 November 2014)
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