French author Laurent Guyenot said in a March 1, 2023 interview on Channel 4 (Iran) that the moon landing "hoax," the Pearl Harbor attacks, and 9/11 prove that America is an "empire of lies." He explained that the moon landing was part of a series of lies told to the American people to present America as a "benevolent country" that aims to spread democracy, while in reality it only invaded other countries, imposed dictatorships, and caused chaos and suffering. He also said that one theory explaining the film footage of the moon landing is that Jewish filmmaker Stanley Kubrick had a deal with NASA, according to which they helped him produce "2001: A Space Odyssey" in exchange for him fabricating the Apollo mission footage. Guyénot also said that Kubrick had pioneered the front screen projection technique used to create the moon landing footage.
Iranian TV Interviewer: "There is also the Kubrick hypothesis that's associated with the moon landing hoax. Can you tell us a little about that?"
Laurent Guyenot: "The theory goes like this... Stanley Kubrick, the famous American Jewish filmmaker, was somehow hired by NASA... [He] was helped by NASA to make his film '2001: A Space Odessey,' coming out in 1968, just before the Apollo mission, and in return he was asked to help film the Apollo footage.
"He made '2001: A Space Odessey' in 1968, and this was the first film that used what we call front screen projection. Stanley Kubrick himself developed this technique. People who analyzed the moon footage, conclude that this was also the technique that was used on the moon [landing].
"Today [Russian President] Putin called America the 'Empire of Lies.' It has become obvious to many people that there are so many lies that have been spread [and] imposed on the American public and on the world, and today, the lies are being exposed, especially thanks to the Internet. So, the moon landing hoax was definitely a very important step, just before the Kennedy assassination happened, and then we can even go back to World War II – the whole story is full of lies – and then recently we had 9/11 ...
"In World War II, we could talk about Pearl Harbor for example... So we are beginning to realize the very nature of America, which is the Empire of Lies. They are projecting an image of a benevolent country, spreading democracy everywhere, and in reality they have no spread democracy anywhere at all. They have spread chaos, war, incredible suffering, to all the countries they have attacked, trying to put dictatorships where there were before legitimate governments.
"This is a very eye-opening period, for many people to realize the very nature of the United States."