Oh very good, very good indeed

There’s sufficient evidence that Stanley Kubrick directed the fake moon landing film, but being a perfectionist he did it on location.

– Runcie Balspune

12 thoughts on “Oh very good, very good indeed”

  1. Excellent.

    Kubrick was a genius, wasn’t he? At least in comparison to the cynical hacks dominating today’s film industry, which is the cinematic equivalent of McDonald’s – endlessly churning out bland, unfulfilling capeshit movies for the drooling masses.

    You can still watch his movies and find new things to think about – like the monolith, there’s a lot going on beneath the surface.

    I like to think he’d have tweaked the Apollo 11 script to include more offensive sex scenes and the old ultra-violence though.

  2. I saw a wonderful conspiracy theory the other day. Because of fear that pictures from the moon might be disappointing, or that the landing might fail, NASA made a fake film about the project for use as Plan B.

  3. Look Dave, I can see you’re really upset about this. I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill, and think things over.

  4. Bloke no Longer in Austria

    I saw the documentary ( French) upon which this myth is based on German TV a few days ago. It really had me going for a while and was very well done. They then put in something so bonkers that I eventually twigged that it was a joke.

    They said that NASA had been so awestruck by 2001 that they started using Hollywood technicians to help with installing cameras and prettying up the spaceships. Nixon wanted scenes shot, just in case it all went tits up and that the astronauts were stranded on the Moon or that they couldn’t get the cameras working. Kubrick’s sets were still available at MGM Borehamwood, so the CIA asked to borrow them, but Kubrick saw what a bunch of numpties the CIA guys were and took over the production prsonally.

    It’s called the Dark Side of the Moon in English and was made in 2002.

  5. Nvidia Debunks Conspiracy Theories About Moon Landing
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syVP6zDZN7I

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    @Bloke no Longer in Austria

    Re: Dark Side of the Moon in English and was made in 2002

    Watched a few years ago – sci-fi loony tunes “Hitler & Nazis hiding on Dark Side of the Moon”; rather amusing movie with some hot females – like 80s/90s “V” TV series.

    TPB etc have it (torrents)

  6. Bloke no Longer in Austria

    Iron Sky, a Finnish effort and utterly brilliant in its bonkersness. Thanls to CGI what were previously impossible to make fims outside of Hollywood (or Gerry Anderson) are being produced in unlikely places. I saw a Russian version of Apollo 13 called Salyut 7 the other day which was pretty good.

    Not all Nordic films are depresso-fests. For horror fans try Dead Snow from Norway.

  7. Bloke no Longer in Austria
    “Kubrick’s sets were still available at MGM Borehamwood…”

    Pedant’s corner:
    The lunar landscapes were either miniatures/photographs/matte paintings or, in the case of the pit containing the monolith, built at Shepperton Studios because one of its stages was larger than any at MGM Borehamwood.

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