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Gravity trailer analysis: explosions in space, Clooney, conspiracy theories

Feature Ryan Lambie 13 May 2013 - 06:05

We delve into the recent first trailer for Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity, to find out what nuggets of information we can discover...

According to one version of history, Stanley Kubrick faked the 1969 Moon landings. The master of cinema used all the camera trickery and miniature effects he perfected in 1968's 2001: A Space Odyssey, the story goes, to fool billions of people into thinking they'd seen Neil Armstrong hop about on the lunar surface, when actually he was in a studio somewhere on Earth.

Although this theory has been comprehensively debunked (there's plenty of proof that Armstrong and other astronauts really did hop about on the Moon), that such a theory could even be taken seriously in the first place is a testament to the groundbreaking special effects work Stanley Kubrick and Douglas Trumbull brought to A Space Odyssey.

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