G | | Adventure, Sci-Fi
A space-opera spanning the dawn of man to humanity reaching the stars, 2001: A Space Odyssey tells the story of the Black Monolith, humanity's evolution and the rise of A.I.'s ultimate supercomputer HAL 9000.
Throughout the shoot, Stanley Kubrick carried a Polaroid camera with him and would use it to photograph each setup before it was filmed. He had calibrated a way to determine from the appearance of the instantly developed Polaroid photos what would ... ...
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.
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)