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 mission footage. The score by Brian Eno underscores the strangeness, wonder, and beauty of the astronauts' experiences which they were privileged to have for a first time "for all mankind."
Scott B. Fisher <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From 1968 til 1972, twenty-four human beings went to the moon. Their journey lives as the ultimate adventure story.
Did You Know?
This film is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #54. See more
(at around 36 mins) During the Apollo 13 coverage, Houston is heard telling the astronauts to "try SCE to auxiliary." This is actually from the launch of Apollo 12 after it was struck by lightning. See more
Russell L. Schweickart
There's a total and complete silence in that beautiful view and the realization, of course, that you're going 25,000 miles an hour.
Filmed on location by the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration. See more
Referenced in Alunizar
Courtesy of EG Records (Apollo)
Written and Performed by Daniel Lanois
Licensed by EG Music, Inc. (BMI) See more