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 reason why the Discovery and the pods are powdery white, is from Kubrick's research of NASA's suggestions that spacecraft In the future would be manufactured from the non-ferrous properties of advanced ceramics.
Here you are, sir, main level please.
When HAL manipulates Frank's space pod to attack him, the pod is shown rotating to face Frank, then fully extending its arms as it accelerates. When the pod is shown rolling away into space after hitting him moments later, its arms are retracted again.
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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