was made in 1968 one year before man first landed on the
moon. Yet Arthur C. Clark
had been an avid supporter of the space program for a long time.
It is remarkable to watch as we see the film's many space scenes
including those of the moon, earth, and planets. The Spaceships and
astronauts also seem very real, yet this was all imagined before it
came to be. People traveled on business to the moon, where one would wear
magnetic shoes to keep themselves from floating away into oblivion.
The author's idea of the future is very unique. The long space shots,
that give us a sence of realism also stress the message of the film.
These long scenes along with soothing music, are forms of visual and
autable rhetoric. The film has very little dialog, but still the viewer
can follow the plot.