Thursday, 17 March 2011

Saving Face - The Space Race (Behind the scenes at Hollywood)

Did Kubrick film back ups of the moon landing in case things didn't work out, leaving NASA embarrassed in the psychologically crucial space race? Here's a paper by Jay Weidner on the topic. I'm sure they did land there at some point but that doesn't trouble me as much as the odd idea I hold that the moon isn't quite what it seems. It's a little too perfect. Precise even. It's like the BMW of celestial bodies. A thing of beauty but slightly terrifying.