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Today Is The 46th Anniversary Of NASA Faking The Moon Landing

"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for movie making."

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On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 landed on Stanley Kubrick's moon set.

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The Apollo 11 Moon Landing brought in over 500 million viewers, making the film far more successful than Kubrick's previous space film, 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Kubrick was a master of dynamic special effects. In this shot he used Front Screen Technology to make actor Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin Jr. look as if he's standing on the actual moon.


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