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.
Originally, Stanley Kubrick had Stuart Freeborn create a primitive but more human-like make-up for the actors playing the australopithecines, but he couldn't find a way to photograph them in full length without getting an X-rating from the MPAA, since they had to be naked. So ... ...
Here you are, sir, main level please.
(At 01:48 - DVD special edition) When Dave is flipping switches in the pod prior to entry through the emergency airlock, his sleeves are hanging from his arms. They should be weightless.
The original theatrical release had Ligeti's Atmospheres to a black screen for roughly 8 to 10 minutes before the movie began, and Strauss' The Blue Danube well after the end credits to a black screen.
£69,567 (UK) (30 November 2014)
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