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Rizz
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posted 09-09-2007 01:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rizz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This movie played at the Maui Film Festival this past June.

It was shown outdoors at the Celestial Cinema, under the stars, and went on after a great windsurfing movie. A lot of people including kids, young adults and some older folks stayed for the 11:30 PM showing.

Many of the young ones passed out, but the rest of us who stayed up (til almost 1 AM), were treated to a fabulous visual experience.

The movie was extremely well done. It's a great story. Much of the footage looked stunning on the big screen. It too was given a round of applause at the end.

Made you feel good that we (humans) accomplished something of this magnitude. Check it out, and take the kids!

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Here's another link to NBC's coverage of the film. It includes a video segment with Aldrin, Bean, Duke, and Schmitt on the Today show. A few other links to some good related stories too.

Also mentioned in the article:

Sington said more video from the astronaut interviews will be added to the DVD version of "In the Shadow of the Moon," and the whole 60 hours will be archived for future distribution.

Sington is also working on a documentary TV series for the Discovery Science Channel, provisionally titled "Moon Machines," that will extend the "Shadow" approach to the engineers behind NASA's space effort.

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Originally posted by John Youskauskas:
"Sington is also working on a documentary TV series for the Discovery Science Channel, provisionally titled "Moon Machines," that will extend the "Shadow" approach to the engineers behind NASA's space effort."

Now, *that's* interesting.

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I felt that overall, it was a terrific film.

Even with any issues with the footage that are detailed above- it is a must see for any space program fan.

I went with a group of 4, and all agreed that Mike Collins truly stole the show. His words seem to have such incredible meaning.

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I like the part of the Today Show segment when they ask Buzz why he wasn't the first man to walk on the moon.

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Went to see a showing of "In the Shadow of the Moon" at MIT last night and it was good.

We sat in a cramped auditorium full of engineering students. They loved it. I was sitting with Don Eyles and Norm Sears from Draper Labs. Dr Seamans was sitting in the row in front.

Aside from the usual stock footage mistakes like the S-IVB separation from the S-IIC used as TLI and the Apollo 14 lunar surface liftoff, the film flowed very smoothly. Listening to Mike Collins was a joy. Charlie, Edgar, Buzz were their usual great selves. Dave Scott appeared proper. Al Bean was really good. Everybody in the flim kept referring to Neil Armstrong in the past tense and the directors were called on it by the audience later.

Don and I made the usual jokes about the Apollo footage being filmed in at Paramount during the 1960's.

It is like for "For All Mankind," but instead of just showing footage, they showed the faces of the men who went to the Moon.

There was a Q&A afterward that included the two directors, Jeff Hoffman and Dr. Robert Seamens. What impressed me was Dr. Seamens, who is 89 years old and in excellent shape. He was discussing his meetings with JFK, LBJ and Webb during the planning stages of the May 25, 1961 special state of the nation speech. Now that was listening to history.

The directors do plan a series TV programs called "Moon Machines." They were interviewing the engineers at Draper earlier in the day. They will probably get Dr. Seamens to do an interview too.

Then we all went out to dinner. Talked with David Sington for quite awhile and he is a very nice down to earth guy.

It is a worthwhile movie to go and see.

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Here's a roundup of links to reviews of the film.

Whenever reviews are overwhelmingly positive (as in this case) or overwhelmingly negative, I read the dissenters first. None of the "negatives" panned the film outright; One simply didn't see the visual artistry that 36 others did while two brought obvious political agendas to their reviews. So I think it's safe to say that this film's a "go."

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posted 09-14-2007 03:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mmmoo   Click Here to Email mmmoo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's another article about the movie on CNN, with a video interview with Aldrin, Bean, Duke and Schmitt.

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posted 09-16-2007 08:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mark plas   Click Here to Email mark plas     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When will this film reach Europe?

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Saw the movie over the weekend. It was OK not outstanding; a good DVD selection. Mike Collins and Charlie Duke were the best among the astros in describing the human element.

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posted 09-17-2007 08:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for WAWalsh   Click Here to Email WAWalsh     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
First, a question for those who have seen the film -- When the film goes into Apollo 13 and has the first announcement of a problem, the film then cuts to a scene from MCC for maybe three seconds before cutting to something else. In that one MCC scene, did I actually see a scene from a different mission, explaining the presence of Jim Lovell in Mission Control? The flash was too quick for me to tell.

On the whole, I would give the film a C, at best. I would rate "For All Mankind" a much better documentary. Part of the problem may arise from reading "In the Shadow of the Moon" at the moment, which is far better, much more informative and takes a better approach to the events. In comparing the two, read Francis's and Colin's book. Specific to the movie, a few of the included comments from the astronauts almost indicated to me that the director was mocking them. The whole series of final comments on the issue of whether or not it was all a hoax absolutely hits the wrong note. Why in the world, in the concluding statements, summing up one of the most incredible periods of mankind's history is it all demeaned by giving even a moment of consideration to the conspiracy theory? Good to see and I will get the DVD when it comes out (more to get whatever cut portions of the interviews are added to the DVD), but underwhelming.

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Very good point regarding the subject matter during the credits, like the Oliver Stone JFK movie this type of stuff give the Hoax crowd crediblity in the eyes of folks that are not as well informed as the folks on this site and does a real disservice in trying to get young folks involved in space

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Colin Burgess began this thread wondering if people might assume our book and this movie were linked. Today, I came across this review, which assumed that they were - so as you can imagine, I found it personally of particular interest to read.

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On another thread in this forum I asked for suggestions for movies to show my 10-year-old students in the classroom. Well, every year I pick a couple of things that can't be official field trips for one reason or another, and I send a letter home to parents saying that I will be at a certain place at a certain time, and it would be great if a bunch of my students could come too (with the parents staying- I ain't babysitting a dozen kids!) For example, this year I'll try for Manassas National Battlefield Park, just 20 minutes away.

I mention this because I'd like the opinion of anyone who has seen it if this movie would be appropriate for a bunch of very bright 4th-graders. I'm afraid that if there is a single swear word I'll probably have a parent get mad at me, so please try to remember if there is one. Good footage and interesting people telling their stories?

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I do not recall anything from the film that would mark it as "inappropriate" for 9 and 10 year olds. They may/should find it interesting.

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There is a nice trailer at this site.

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Is Armstrong one of the astronauts interviewed?

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Is Armstrong one of the astronauts interviewed? If not, why does he turn down such offers to tell the Apollo story?
Armstrong is not interviewed, as was covered by several of the reviews linked from this thread. He has maintained that in his opinion, his experience is not what is important to history, but rather the accomplishments of Apollo as a program.

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The Cinema Society of San Diego very kindly invited both myself and astronaut Jim Newman to come and speak before and after their special society showing of this movie in La Jolla tonight. Both Jim and myself chose not to see the movie until tonight.

It was a great Q+A with Jim - he's a great speaker, if you have never caught him before now - and the moderator of course had fun with the fact that Colin Burgess and I have a book out with the same name as the movie, with many of the same flights covered and people interviewed. All good-natured, of course, because we're hoping both book and movie are independently great successes. This movie certainly deserves to be.

It was hard for me, of course, to watch the movie from an outside perspective - like most at CollectSpace, I'm much closer to the subject than the general moviegoing audience this film will now be screening for. So, while watching and enjoying it for myself, I tried to gauge audience reaction and imagine an outsider viewpoint.

I believe this movie 100% fulfilled what it set out to do - they nailed their objective. For outsiders, they simplified the Apollo moon effort with a simple summary of flights that went to the moon, which landed, which didn't, and that there were some other 'test' flights. They added in a splash, but not too much, of outside color - turbulent events of the 1960s, Vietnam, Kennedy - but keeping the words with the astronauts so the focus did not waver. And while I can see why others would disagree, I liked the over-the-credits quick final words laughing away moon hoax theories, ending with the last shot of the movie - Cernan looking the audience piercingly in the eye as if to say "don't even THINK of saying I never went there..."

To bring up the subject in the main body of the movie might have been too much. Over the credits, like some movies do with "bloopers," it laughed it away very nicely.

I loved the way that the movie didn't fall into the pitfalls that some make (I'm not referring to any other specific piece here). There was no sense of pushing for the ultimate "what did it feel like to walk on the moon" or "how did it change you, because it must have, profoundly" answers that moon walkers often are prodded for (and which miss the point). If these subjects came up (and they did), they seemed part of the natural flow of their experiences, answers that were not forced out of them.

In the same way, there seemed to be no forced attempt to put the guys on a pedestal, to worship them - they simply were who they were, and their words and accompanying footage were enough to wow the audience and grow a true appreciation of the people and events.

Instead, the movie seemed to let the guys be who they are - unforced, not squeezed into someone else's visions of those events - simply their words, their lives. You saw very down-to-earth guys talk about extraordinary events, in ways that let you know they too found them extraordinary.

To make something look that casual, that easy and natural, is I am sure extraordinarily hard to do. I am sure a huge amount of editing, of footage-finding, creating music for mood etc. went into making something that had such an easy, natural flow to it. There were some great moments, for example, where quite different-than-usual music was chosen to accompany a launch. It would have been easy to have taken a lazy option and cued up the usual "space launch music," but they didn't. It was doubtless all very careful, but all seemed effortless - as many great movies do. Beautifully done.

Armstrong's absence to the project, rather than being a negative, was explained by the other guys in a way that it would almost have felt odd if he were included. You learned a lot about him by his not being there.

Similarly, the more animated, engaging, lively astronauts rightly gained far more screen time, keeping the focus on the human experience very fresh and lively. Bean and Lovell did this admirably as ever, but Charlie Duke and Mike Collins just sprung from the movie as the natural storytellers they are.

As someone that generally dislikes projects that focus only the 12 who landed, not the 24 who journeyed to the moon, this movie did a great job at keeping things even. Collins' star turn was a large part of that, but Jim Lovell's inclusion and also the focus on Duke as Apollo 11 landing CapCom kept things very varied in this way - it worked well.

I've been a fan of "For All Mankind" for many, many years, and so my thoughts while watching this movie were often ones of comparison. I have to say, I still love the earlier movie for the atmosphere, personal comments and sheer sense of beautiful oddity that traveling to the moon could be.

This new movie was a very different kind of movie, and I felt it accurately nailed a different element - the human experience, in a non-reverential, very real way. I enjoyed it a lot for very different reasons than "For All Mankind." And I think it's very well put together to draw in the general public. The audience I was sitting with laughed, gasped and were shocked in all of the exact right places. And judging by the many "wows" I heard, they were hooked.

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He has maintained that in his opinion, his experience is not what is important to history, but rather the accomplishments of Apollo as a program.
I guess everyone sitting in the audience wondering why the first man on the moon wasn't part of the documentary might disagree with him. No matter how much you admire the guy, and I do, your heart has gotta sink when you see another documentary with loads of other Apollo astronauts but not Armstrong. Personally I would love to see him included in these type of films.

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Sure makes one wonder.

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Since the movie is officially out now, my sister posted my review on her web site.

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Movie opened last night here in Atlanta. Plan on seeing it tomorrow.

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Saw it last night with my wife and teenage daughter. I won't review it because there are many excellent reviews already out there.

The film is important because it does a terrific job at telling the stories that most of us already know in a way that people who are less familiar with the Apollo program can appreciate.

Now my wife and daughter understand why I collect "space junk" (they even pointed out some of my hardware items when they came on screen) and they can now better appreciate why I get excited for the opportunities to spend time with the guys who flew to the moon.

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Saw the film this afternoon. FANTASTIC!

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I just returned from seeing the film.

It was fantastic, just flat out brilliant! I loved every second.

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Always amazed when they mention "stunning never-before-seen NASA footage from the Apollo missions" as this only applies to the general public and not to us 'space buffs' who have seen all the Apollo Spacecraft Films DVDs.

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I can only echo the praise for this film. This is the perfect film to drag along those who just don't seem to "get it" when it comes to why you or I are so fascinated by the space program. While it's possible to nit-pick a few bits of footage being used out of order, I feel they did not abuse this liberty as much as For All Mankind did.

I already have plans to see this a second time in the theater before the film is gone, because one cannot get enough of seeing this on the big screen...especially the Saturn V launches.

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On Friday I saw this movie with about ten of my 4th-grade students. Here are some highlights.

I had been afraid that they might have overdosed after we watched "For All Mankind" and most of "Apollo 13" during the week. (I figured out the sections of "Apollo 13" that showed important events and DON'T have Haise saying "**** " 50 times.) But while I thought the structure was somewhat similar to "FAM" (only with the astronauts talking a lot more afterwards and being shown doing so) there was plenty of material new to the students.

For example, when several gigantic Atlas test explosions were shown, the students were slightly horrified, and I had to whisper, "There weren't astronauts in those! They were tests!"

I had shown them my photograph of Groups 1 and 2 together, with the pre-printed signatures and John Glenn's real autograph. So it was neat to see film footage of that photo session. A girl next to me said, "Mr. Smith, that's the picture you have!" and I heard a boy two rows back say "Mr. Smith has that picture with fake signatures!"

They LOVED seeing the big sheets of ice buildup falling off during the lauch.

They also thought the crash of the LLTV was amazing. Also, most of the astronauts came across as interesting or funny, but Collins was their favorite. With his wide eyes he really conveyed how "amazing to the point of bizarre" some of their experiences were.

They actually liked the footage on the moon shown in "FAM" more than in this movie- the singing and hopping, the feather and hammer, etc.

The last 20 minutes are definitely more interesting for adults, but they were still bursting with questions later at the Old Country Buffet, so the evening was a success.

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I saw the movie tonight.

It was a great film. Families should see it together. This movie will make you proud of the capabilities of man's positive side. It is also patriotic for Americans.

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Steve - Great job at exposing these kids to some real history! I have a bet that you've planted the seeds of interest in a few young minds and some of them will carry an interest in the space program for the rest of their lives. Or at least, they'll have a greater appreciation for the space program and will be supporters.

And sometimes it's the kid who doesn't seem all that interested who you may later find out became a real space fan a few years later.

Keep it up!

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I'm interested in what poster sizes and how the posters look for this movie promotion. Anyone have any info they'd like to share about this?

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I'm interested in what poster sizes and how the posters look for this movie promotion. Anyone have any info they'd like to share about this?
collectSPACE was provided by ThinkFilm 50 movie posters for "In The Shadow Of The Moon" to be distributed to our readers:

They measure 27x40 inches and are designed for back lit display. We haven't yet worked out how or when we will offer them, but if you have ideas, please e-mail me.

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That's a fantastic piece of artwork.

Any idea if this is coming to a cinema in Australia anytime soon?

By the way the Saturn V photo is from Apollo 8 (S68-56050) and it appears on this poster like it's taking off from a launch pad at an angle.

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Is it too early to ask when DVD will be released?

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Discovery Channel has said it will air In The Shadow of the Moon in summer of 2008, so you can expect a DVD release to follow that.

In other news, Jim Lovell made a guest appearance on The Colbert Report to promote the film. His interview aired yesterday and can now be watched on Comedy Central's website.

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We got a group together from the San Antonio Astronomical Association to view the film Friday evening. Being in agroup of space enthusiasts makes it both more enjoyable and tougher - since we're generally better educated critics. And though we caught the few inaccurate file footage representations, everyone left happy and inspired.

Most were impressed with the insights, the humor, and the use of rarer (though not 'unseen') footage. Several of us thought Mike Collins stole the show, with Charlie Duke a close second in the 'best stories told' category.

Honestly, I though Jeff Roth's more modest documentary "The Wonder of it All" gave deeper insight into the crew's perceptions and feelings. But ITSOTM told the great story in a worthwhile and visually dramatic way. Four stars out of five.

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I just saw it tonight at the Dundee theater in Omaha and it was a great show, well worth the experience. I agree about Collins as he was quite the bundle of stories to tell and seemed to be uncorked. Duke and Mitchell were also great. As for Buzz, all I can say is "Where no man has GONE before."

Also, after seeing that footage of Neil from a pre-launch press conference, I was thinking if Ron Howard were about 25 years younger, he might have been perfect to cast in the role of Neil Armstrong in a movie as Neil looked quite a lot like Ron during his late Happy Days years.

BTW, the screening I saw was not that well attended, but the audience did clap at the end as well. I was also captivated by one other bit as there was a family sitting behind me with three pre-teen girls. Early on they were fidgeting. But, when the footage around the moon started to air and the astronauts described their experiences, they clammed up really fast and just watched, captivated by what they saw.

I also love Charlie Duke's response to the Moon Hoax claims:

"We went to the moon nine times. If we faked it, why did we fake it NINE TIMES?!"

That got some approving chuckles. Well done Charlie.

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Just had the pleasure of seeing this wonderful film this afternoon; I can't add any praise that hasn't already been written here. But for those of you still trying to find a place where it is showing, I suggest that you check some of the smaller theaters near you. I found it (well, actually my wife found it; I owe her big time) playing in a small theater in Waterville, Maine that caters to film festival type movies. Made my day!

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Too bad not many theatres are showing this movie. My area only has one theatre showing it, and it's not really that close...

the films released now are not good at all, hopefully this will translate into an Oscar nomination or two and a win!


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