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Old January 5 2013, 08:36 PM   #10
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Re: 2001 on the Big Screen

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Mine as well.

Fun fact: The centrifuge set in the Discovery was 'real', in that it was actually built complete, all the way around, and rotated just like a real life version would.

I either didn't know that, or had forgotten that fact. There was an excellent book on the making of the movie that was in print, way back in the 70s, and it's likely that was mentioned.
IIRC, when Dave goes to get his meal from the food slot, Frank is sitting at the table eating. But since it's not really zero-g while they were filming, Gary Lockwood had to be strapped into his seat basically upside down, because Keir Dullea was on the other 'side' of the centrifuge where the food slot was...
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