R | | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems.
As part of the presentation of the movie at NASA, the director was asked about the sturdy, bunker-like design for the base. The director explained that he thought that astronauts would build the base using material dug out of the moon itself, ... ...
Sam, get some sleep. You're very tired.
As revealed in the DVD commentary with director Duncan Jones and producer Stuart Fenegan, the close-ups of GERTY are in fact a prop and the wide shots are post-production CGI inserts. It's clearly visible that the CGI GERTY doesn't have the splashed coffee stains down his right side above the mug holder.
The letters in the credits at the beginning of the movie, are sitting parallel to the surfaces that are shown and are also casting shadows/reflections on these surfaces.
$136,046 (USA) (12 June 2009)
$5,009,677 (USA) (15 November 2009)
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