G | | Adventure, Sci-Fi
After discovering a mysterious artifact buried beneath the lunar surface, mankind sets off on a quest to find its origins with help from intelligent supercomputer HAL 9000.
In the French version, Dr. Heywood Floyd's middle name is Richard.
Here you are, sir, main level please.
When the moon monolith, which has been buried for millions of years, is struck by sunlight, it transmits its message to Jupiter, notifying its creators that humans must have evolved to point of space travel. But given that unfiltered sunlight on the moon is extremely destructive, even without knowing about the impending transmission the humans probably would have built a structure around the excavation site to protect whatever they found from direct sunlight.
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.
Some versions have title cards on-screen during the Overture and Entr'acte sections, while other versions omit these titles and simply play the music over a black screen.
£69,567 (UK) (30 November 2014)
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