History Trivia / TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey

29th Nov '16 12:40:32 PM Monolaf317
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* ShootTheMoney: The film had a $10.5 million budget, and $6.5 million of it was spent on the incredible special effects alone (in other words, basically the entire movie).
15th Nov '16 7:32:39 PM SuddenFrost
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** The film's depiction of the lunar landscape owes much to the craggy, mountainous terrain that was common in science fiction before the Apollo landings. Nonetheless the film is surprisingly accurate given that the production predated even the Surveyor probes, let alone manned exploration.

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** The film's depiction of the lunar landscape owes much to the craggy, mountainous terrain that was common in science fiction before the Apollo landings.landings, which showed that micrometeoroid impacts on the Moon erode hills into rounded shapes.. Nonetheless the film is surprisingly accurate given that the production predated even the Surveyor probes, let alone manned exploration.
14th Oct '16 3:43:37 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* DeletedScene:
** Deleted scenes include details about the daily life on Discovery, additional space walks, astronaut Bowman retrieving a spare part from an octagonal corridor, a number of cuts from the Poole murder sequence including the entire space walk preparation and shots of HAL turning off radio contact with Poole--explaining HAL's response that the radio is "still dead" when Bowman asks him if radio contact has been made--and notably a close-up of Bowman picking up a slipper during his walk in the alien room; the slipper can still be seen behind him in what would have been the next shot in the sequence.
** The film originally opened with a ten-minute black-and-white opening sequence featuring interviews with actual scientists, including Freeman Dyson, discussing off-Earth life. Creator/StanleyKubrick removed it after an early screening for MGM executives.



* RealLifeRelative: Creator/StanleyKubrick's daughter Vivian plays Floyd's daughter.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Kubrick had allegedly asked Creator/OsamuTezuka to work as a production designer for the film, but sadly, The God of Manga was far too busy with his own projects to oblige.

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had allegedly asked Creator/OsamuTezuka to work as a production designer for the film, but sadly, The God of Manga was far too busy with his own projects to oblige.


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** Early drafts included a prologue containing interviews with scientists about off-Earth life, voice-over narration (a feature in all of Kubrick's previous films), a stronger emphasis on the prevailing Cold War balance of terror, and a different and more explicitly explained break-down for H.A.L. Other changes include a different monolith for the "Dawn of Man" sequence, discarded when early prototypes did not photograph well; the use of Saturn as the final destination of the Discovery mission rather than Jupiter, discarded when the special effects team could not develop a convincing rendition of Saturn's rings; and the finale of the Star Child detonating nuclear weapons carried by Earth-orbiting satellites, which Kubrick discarded for its similarity to his previous film, ''Film/DrStrangelove''. The finale and many of the other discarded screenplay ideas survived into Clarke's novel.
** Creator/JamesCoburn, Hugh O'Brian, Rod Taylor or George Hamilton were considered for Dr. Frank Poole.
** The film was originally to have ended just as it had in the book, with Bowman discovering the third monolith on Saturn's moon Japetus. This idea was scrapped, however, because the special effects crew was unable to make convincing-looking rings around Saturn.
* WorkingTitle: ''Across the Sea of Stars'', ''Universe'', ''Tunnel to the Stars'', ''Earth Escape'', ''Jupiter Window'', ''Farewell to Earth'', and ''Planetfall''.
17th Sep '16 4:05:48 PM DrOO7
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** AFIS100Years100Movies10ThAnniversaryEdition: #15

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20th Mar '16 7:56:00 PM haloinsider
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* AwesomeDearBoy: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2c_rSLXq6U According to Gary Lockwood]], when his agent called him to say that Stanley Kubrick was doing a new movie called ''2001: A Space Odyssey'', Lockwood asked how much he had to pay Kubrick to be there.
11th Mar '16 1:08:08 PM SuddenFrost
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** In the novel, Iapetus is depicted as a dark moon with a light oval on one hemisphere (in the exact center of which is the Monolith). The Voyager and Cassini missions have now shown that it's actually a ''light'' moon with a ''dark'' oval on one hemisphere.

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** Giovanni Cassini deduced back in 1705 that Iapetus was dark on one hemisphere and light on the other. In the novel, Iapetus is depicted as a dark moon with a light oval on one hemisphere (in the exact center of which is the Monolith). The Voyager and Cassini missions have now shown that it's actually a ''light'' moon with a ''dark'' oval on one hemisphere.
12th Nov '15 12:26:02 PM fauxtoast
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*** In turn Waters asked Kubrick for permission to use a sample of the "My mind's going, Dave" dialogue on the beginning of the track "Perfect Sense (Part I)" on Waters' 1992 solo album, ''Amused To Death''[[note]]Roger meant to use it as a TakeThat to ex-bandmate-turned-bandleader ''David'' Gilmour, with whom he was feuding five years previous for the rights to the Pink Floyd name[[/note]]; Kubrick refused to let him. Waters instead left a backwards TakeThat to Kubrick [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfTXHUfEiks in place of where the ''2001'' dialogue was to be on the album]].

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*** In turn Waters asked Kubrick for permission to use a sample of the "My mind's going, Dave" dialogue on the beginning of the track "Perfect Sense (Part I)" on Waters' 1992 solo album, ''Amused To Death''[[note]]Roger Death''. [[note]]Roger meant to use it as a TakeThat to ex-bandmate-turned-bandleader ''David'' Gilmour, with whom he was feuding five feuded with seven years previous for ago over the rights to the Pink Floyd name[[/note]]; name[[/note]]. Kubrick refused to let him. refused, so Waters instead left a backwards TakeThat to Kubrick [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfTXHUfEiks in place of where the ''2001'' dialogue was to be on the album]]. [[note]] When Waters revised and re-released the album in 2015, he was able to use the sample, and the backward-masked message was removed. [[/note]]
28th Oct '15 11:41:45 PM KarMann
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*** When Voyager returned the first close-up pictures of Iapetus in 1981, Creator/CarlSagan sent Creator/ArthurCClarke a copy captioned "Thinking of you...".
28th Oct '15 11:38:33 PM KarMann
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** Also worthy of note is that Kubrick approached the rock group Pink Floyd to do the music to the film (as well as the later Clockwork Orange), but they declined. Roger Waters later said not scoring 2001 was one of his biggest regrets. (Supposedly "Echoes" syncs up to the third act of 2001, try it out.)
*** In turn Waters asked Kubrick for permission to use a sample of the "My mind's going, Dave" dialogue on the beginning of the track "Perfect Sense (Part I) on Waters' 1992 solo album, ''Amused To Death''[[note]]Roger meant to use it as a TakeThat to ex-bandmate-turned-bandleader ''David'' Gilmour, with whom he was feuding five years previous for the rights to the Pink Floyd name[[/note]]; Kubrick refused to let him. Waters instead left a backwards TakeThat to Kubrick [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfTXHUfEiks in place of where the ''2001'' dialogue was to be on the album]].

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** Also worthy of note is that Kubrick approached the rock group Pink Floyd to do the music to the film (as well as the later Clockwork Orange), Film/ClockworkOrange), but they declined. Roger Waters later said not scoring 2001 was one of his biggest regrets. (Supposedly "Echoes" syncs up to the third act of 2001, try it out.)
*** In turn Waters asked Kubrick for permission to use a sample of the "My mind's going, Dave" dialogue on the beginning of the track "Perfect Sense (Part I) I)" on Waters' 1992 solo album, ''Amused To Death''[[note]]Roger meant to use it as a TakeThat to ex-bandmate-turned-bandleader ''David'' Gilmour, with whom he was feuding five years previous for the rights to the Pink Floyd name[[/note]]; Kubrick refused to let him. Waters instead left a backwards TakeThat to Kubrick [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfTXHUfEiks in place of where the ''2001'' dialogue was to be on the album]].
16th Oct '15 5:52:38 AM moloch
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* PropRecycling: Deliberately averted. Kubrick had all the sets, special effects models, and design notes destroyed after filming was complete, to prevent them being reused in low-budget B-movies. The production crew for ''2010'' had to rebuild ''everything'' by examining the film itself, frame-by-frame. A deliberate case of NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup.
** It didn't work. Several models (rebuilt or maybe the same film clip) have been used. ''Series/{{Space 1999}}'' used the same rocket landing site on the Moon.
** Bowman's spacepod [[ShoutOut can be seen in the background]] of Watto's scrapyard in ''StarWars Episode I: ThePhantomMenace''. Interestingly, the book ''Inside the Worlds of Star Wars: Episode I'' notes it as a "repair and maintenance pod of unknown origin".
** The model for Saturn was used for ''Film/SilentRunning''.

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* PropRecycling: Deliberately averted. Kubrick had all the sets, special effects models, and design notes destroyed after filming was complete, to prevent them being reused in low-budget B-movies. The production crew for ''2010'' had to rebuild ''everything'' by examining the film itself, frame-by-frame. A deliberate case of NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup.
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NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup. It didn't work. work, though. Several models (rebuilt or maybe the same film clip) have been used. used in various places. ''Series/{{Space 1999}}'' used the same rocket landing site on the Moon.
Moon, for instance. And some years later, the reconstructed ''2010'' models ''did'' get re-used.
** Bowman's spacepod [[ShoutOut can be seen in the background]] of Watto's scrapyard in ''StarWars Episode I: ThePhantomMenace''. Interestingly, the book ''Inside the Worlds of Star Wars: Episode I'' notes it as a "repair and maintenance pod of unknown origin".
origin". In real-world terms, it's most likely the reconstructed ''2010'' prop.
** ''[[Series/BabylonFive Babylon 5]]'' would re-use one of the distinctive spacesuits for a major plot device of its own (incidentally, using the only one never used in either ''2001'' film - the blue suit.)
** The (unused) model for Saturn was finally used for ''Film/SilentRunning''.''Film/SilentRunning'', by which time Trumbull had figured out how to make it look good.
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