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.
The Earth hangs in the sky near the horizon at Tycho in long shots of the monolith pit, but Tycho is at 43 degrees south latitude on the Moon, so Earth would appear in the sky halfway between the horizon and zenith.
No opening credits for actors, writers, producer, director, etc. are shown, with the story beginning right after the title. Although by the 1990s it had become quite common for major films to not have opening credits, it was still unusual in 1968.
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