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.
Stanley Kubrick hired a company that made artificial limbs to produce a long-fingered, narrow monkey-like hand to be operated by remote controls placed within the costume's arms. When this didn't look convincing, it was abandoned at great expense.
Here you are, sir, main level please.
Although the meeting on the moon is presented indoors, in a shirt-sleeve environment, it is still on the moon. Dr. Floyd walks around the room in full Earth gravity, rather than using the low-gravity "skip" that was adopted by the Apollo astronauts.
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.
£69,567 (UK) (30 November 2014)
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