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."
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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
The opening of the documentary incorrectly states that: "During the four year between December 1968 and November 1972, there were nine manned flights to the moon." The last lunar mission, Apollo 17, took place in December 1972. 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.
This film is indebted to the staff of the Johnson Space Center. See more
Referenced in Drive
Courtesy of Opal Records (Music For Films III)
Written and Performed by Roger Eno
Licensed by Upala Music/Hamstein (BMI) See more