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8 Days: To the Moon and Back (2019)

Eight days, three hours, 18 minutes, 35 seconds. That's the total duration of the most important and celebrated space mission ever flown - Apollo 11 - when we first stepped foot on the moon... See full summary »

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Patrick Kennedy ... Michael Collins
Jack Tarlton ... Buzz Aldrin
Rufus Wright ... Neil Armstrong
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Eight days, three hours, 18 minutes, 35 seconds. That's the total duration of the most important and celebrated space mission ever flown - Apollo 11 - when we first stepped foot on the moon. Eight days that created some of the most iconic images in human history and changed the way we think about our place in the universe forever. But what was it really like for those three men in that high-tech tin can through each of those extraordinary eight days? 8 Days, a feature-length drama documentary to mark the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, will bring the real story of the mission as it happened. With access to hours of declassified cockpit audio recorded by the astronauts themselves, 8 Days will use cutting-edge digital effects and dramatised performances to create a stunning 21st century visual journey to bring the original audio to life. Until now we've only glimpsed inside Apollo 11 with a handful of iconic stills and a few precious minutes of movie footage. But what if we could step ...

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UK

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English

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17 July 2019 (USA) See more »

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England, UK

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£1,000,000 (estimated)
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At about 1 hour in the documentary Armstrong and Aldrin are taking photographs on the moon. The typical sound of a camera's shutter and film transport is heard. This is impossible in a vacuum. See more »

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Featured in Jeremy Vine: Episode #2.139 (2019) See more »

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Perfect Weaving of Archival 1969 with 2018 Technology
18 July 2019 | by hilaryjrpSee all my reviews

I bought the "Apollo 11" documentary that appeared in limited release in (few) theaters in the spring of 2019. I didn't think anything could surpass it but ultimately was disappointed at its brief running-time. "8 Days: To the Moon and Back" accomplishes what I was looking for. This documentary offers details about the moon landing with only the mildest interjection of "acting." I ask some other reviewer to correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe ALL the dialogue is actual real-time dialogue between NASA and Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins. The soundtrack is superb. The "what can possibly go wrong" moments will have you on the edge of your seat, as if you don't know the outcome. This is the documentary to watch. I call it a documentary and realize some may call it a docu-drama. I'd give it eleven stars if I could.


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