This movie documents the Apollo missions perhaps the most definitively of any movie under two hours. Al Reinert watched all the footage shot during the missions--over 6,000,000 feet of it, and picked out the best. Instead of being a newsy, fact-filled documentary. Reinart focuses on the human aspects of the space flights. The only voices heard in the film are the voices of the astronauts and mission control. Reinart uses the astronaunts' own words from interviews and from the mission footage. The score by Brian Eno underscores the strangeness, wonder, and and beauty of the astronauts' experiences--experiences which they were privileged to have for a first time "for all mankind." Written by
Scott B. Fisher <email@example.com>
A Film by Al Reinert
Did You Know?
In the opening scene, President John F. Kennedy
stands at the podium, giving his famous speech about the government's plan for lunar travel at Rice University. In the scene, President Kennedy's voice-over says, "We set sail on this new sea because there is new knowledge to be gained and new rights to be won and they must be won and used for the progress of all mankind." President Kennedy in actuality, said, "...used for the progress of all people." Director Al Reinert, using creative license, decided to splice President Kennedy's words, dubbing "mankind" over "people," using a part of the President's speech earlier on in his address. See more
For scenes of spacewalks in earth orbit, scenes from Apollo 9 are mixed with scenes from Gemini program spacewalks. See more
[alone in the Command Module, following CSM-LEM separation during Apollo X
You'll never know how big this thing gets when there ain't nobody in here but one guy.
Filmed on location by the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration. See more
References 2001: A Space Odyssey
Courtesy of EG Records (Apollo)
Written and Performed by Brian Eno
and Roger Eno
Licensed by EG Music, Inc. (BMI) See more