The Hunger Games return with such a sequel twist that you can't believe writer Suzanne Collins didn't think of film when writing. Catching Fire builds up with all types of subversive messaging which is interesting but also brings into relief the limitations of the genre and film.
2010: The Year We Make Contact is based on Arthur C. Clarke's sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey. The film follows a Russian and American joint effort to return to the Discovery One (left in orbit around Jupiter in the first film) and find out what happened.
In order to make the American spacesuits as authentic as possible, costume designer Patricia Norris used a Teflon fabric that cost $175 a yard.
On the cover of a magazine depicting the leaders of the US and USSR, the Soviet premiere is drawn to look like Stanley Kubrin and the US president to look like Arthur C. Clarke.
Dr. Heywood Floyd
I do seem to remember a process where you people ask me questions and I give you answers, and then I ask you questions and you give me answers, and that's the way we find out things. I think I read that in a manual somewhere.