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|
In the Shadow of the Moon
|Run time:||1 hour 40 minutes|
|Rental release:||15 Jun 2009|
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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what an astonishingly beautiful filmBy a customer from london , 27 Oct 2010This film inspires a sense of wonder, scale accomplishment throughout. It focuses almost purely on the experience of the two dozen astronauts who went to the Moon, and how this experience changed their lives and perspectives. It also really shows the bubble that they lived in and the single-mindedness they had to take to their task.
It makes most of what else we have been doing in the thirty five years since to be like children squabbling over mundane matters.
redefining a generationBy Jeffa (226 reviews) from Southampton , 19 Jul 2010We see Buzz talking about his manouvers and Docking and we hear how hard it is to carry a flag on your back in the name of freedom. To listen and view these frank disscussions and interviews about the Genesis of the American Space program and the nature of a job these military and Test pilots experienced is both interesting and awe-provoking.
The stories are almost religious because the tales these men brought back with them have given us a perspective not truly taken before.
The theme of the film should be given to The Earth, because each of these men went to the moon with a mission to fullfil, but along the way they discovered that the very place they were leaving looked so fragile and almost insignificant in the vastness of space. For those of you who enjoy a good documentary which enlists these men into the History books as perhaps the only men who will ever travel to another world.
Wow! We went to the moon and came back.By a customer from Manchester, England , 16 May 2010It still amazes me we went to the moon, in the 1960's we had the guts and technology to pull it off. The interviews with the former astronauts are entertaining and informative. Michael Collins quotes are very funny, he's a funny guy. Neil Armstrong is a quiet and private man. It seems fitting he was chosen to be the first person to step foot on the moon surface. He's not the type of person to jump up and down about it. He got the job done when the eyes of the world were watching, a cool headed guy. A great DVD to watch.
In The Shadow Of The MoonBy a customer from England , 20 Mar 2010I fully appreciate and applaud the efforts of the half a million people who were directly involved in putting men on the moon. But there were two aspects of the film I didn't like. The first is completely inexcusable, but the second I should have just expected.
Firstly, without the German rocket scientists who made rockets during WW2, and then worked for the American (and Russian) space programs after the war, there was no way anyone would have got to the moon when they did. Wernher von Braun was the chief architect of the Saturn V rocket. Their absolutely vital contribution is conveniently overlooked, I guess, because they were Nazis during the war.
Secondly, when the astronauts start talking about God at the end of the film, they take an impressive scientific and human achievement and underpin it with superstitious nonsense.
Other than that, I thoroughly enjoyed watching the film.
blu-ray looks the same as the dvdBy blackshadow1981 (31 reviews) from Sittingbourne , 02 Mar 2010i found this a very very intresting doc about the space missions from the 60s and 70s
the only bad thing i can say is that for a blu ray it looked no beter then the dvd copy i have
about an hour of extras