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Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece, 2001: A Space Odyssey, had been released the year before the actual moon landing in 1969. Most striking was the scene set on the moon, in which a group of astronauts, descend into an excavation where the human race comes into contact with an alien monolith. Though shot in a studio, it looks exactly like the real moon landing that followed it. Kubrick used no CGI, no computer-created effects. Everything is real. There really was a space station and it really did turn; there really was a “lunar” surface, covered with rocks. It gave everything a weight you don’t feel in contemporary movies.

While the original source of the claim is unclear, many moon landing sceptics have suggested that Kubrick directed the footage for the staged moon landing, after being approached by NASA based on his work in the 1968 movie. A number of well placed sources, including NASA engineers, had stated that the technology didn't exist at that point to actually land on the surface and take off again. One source claims that Kubrick initially declined the offer, only relenting when NASA threatened to out his little brother as a member of the Communist Party. The story goes that Kubrick spent 18 months on a soundstage shooting the footage for the Apollo 11 and 12 moon missions.

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