In the Shadow of the Moon details
|Formats:||U DVD, PG Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, Alan Bean, Eugene Cernan, Michael Collins, John F. Kennedy|
|Genre:||Documentary - Biography, History, Political|
In the Shadow of the Moon
|Run time:||1 hour 40 minutes|
|Rental release:||31 Mar 2008|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
This is intriguing documentary details what the journey to the moon meant for the twelve astronauts who've made the trip...
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A treatBy Andybe (195 reviews) from Richmond , 20 Feb 2008
[Highly rated reviewer]What a treat it was to watch 'In the Shadow of the Moon'... not because I'm a space junkie, or anything like that; rather, experiencing the awe and wonder held by the men of the Apollo programme 40 years after one of mankind's greatest accomplishments is moving. It's wonderful to see 75 year old Alan Bean acting like a kid in a candy store as he recalls not only his own moonshot, but also the respect he had (has) for all the people involved in the programme.
It's a shame Neil Armstrong declined to participate in this, but the film doesn't suffer from a lack of great stories as a result.
I (vaguely) remember watching the moon broadcast on the TV as a 3 year old with my family. Of course I had no idea what I was watching and what all the fuss was about, but the fact that I saw again the same footage from that distant recollection made for a nice walk down memory lane.
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great documentaryBy Al0380 (3 reviews) from Plymouth , 19 Sep 2011Absolutely fantastic documentary .Amazing footage and clips the interviews from the Apollo astronauts was awe inspiring. The musical score was excellent captured the scenes very well.
Aiming HighBy a customer , 28 Jun 2011Interesting and inspiring, everything a great doc should be. The 'inside' (and largely previously untold) stories from the people directly involved in the Apollo missions adds another dimension to the awe inspiring photography.
The astronaughts themselves come across as genuine, grounded and essentially human (Aldrin, particularly so).
One unfortunate niggle. The elephant in the room that is the gaping absence of Neil Armstrong. But I guess that was never going to happen, in light of his reclusive nature.
Oh, and if you're ever in need of remembering the men on Apollo 11 (first moon landing), think ABC (Armstrong, Buzz, Collins).
not just a rockBy a customer , 08 Jun 2011Informative, visually stunning and inspiring. This has the best moon footage I have seen and with that, the music (Philip Sheppard), personal accounts and directing really give the moon the credit it deserves. In The Shadow Of The Moon depicts the way I see the moon.
An interesting and informative documentaryBy Jammyhouse (130 reviews) from Wakefield , 28 Mar 2011So much has been said and written about the first Lunar Landing and therefore thought I knew everything there was to know, that is until I watched this documentary, which looks at this event from the viewpoint of the astronauts themselves. The event is four decades ago, yet their memory recall is as vivid as if it had happened yesterday. We are given an insight into their pride, pleasure, trepidation, fear and all the many 'what if's' that could have jeopardised the mission. As I watched a feeling of isolation and wonderment totally engulfed me. The camera space shots are fantastic. I can recommend this docu to everyone, even those for whom the lunar landing holds no interest.
In the Shadow of the MoonBy Emjay69 (327 reviews) from Kidlington, Oxford , 21 Mar 2011Thoroughly enjoyable for a documentary. It was an enlightenment to me to find out how many times the Moon has been visited by mankind. I thought it was just the once.
To stand on the Moon and observe planet Earth as a ball suspended in space must be one of the most attitude changing things that man has ever experienced. It makes you appreciate how little our own troubles are in comparison to the Universe.
There you are, on the Moon, the World can be seen and all the other stars are still just as far away as they were from Earth. Mind blowing.