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In the shadow of the moon - Jim Lovell, Mike Collins, Buzz Aldrin, David Sington

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Movie propaganda

Remember when the whole world looked up.

In the shadow of the moon is an intimate epic, which vividly communicates the daring and the danger, the pride and the passion, of this extraordinary era in American history. Between 1968 and 1972, the world watched in awe each time an American spacecraft voyaged to the moon.

Only 12 American men walked upon its surface and they remain the only human beings to have stood on another world. Now for the first, and very possibly the last, time, In the shadow of the moon combines archival material from the original NASA film footage, much of it never before seen, with interviews with the surviving astronauts, including Jim Lovell (Apollo 8 and 13), Dave Scott (Apollo 9 and 15), John Young (Apollo 10 and 16), Gene Cernan (Apollo 10 and 17), Mike Collins (Apollo 11), Buzz Aldrin (Apollo 11), Alan Bean (Apollo 12), Edgar Mitchell (Apollo 14), Charlie Duke (Apollo 16) and Harrison Schmitt (Apollo 17). The astronauts emerge as eloquent, witty, emotional and very human.

In the shadow of the moon features exclusive NASA film footage including astonishing space shots re-mastered from the original film rolls to reveal the Apollo program with a visual clarity and impact it has never had before. The mute 16 mm rolls shot in Mission Control have been painstakingly lip-synced with the 16-track audio recordings of the mission controllers' voice loop to re-unite the pictures and sound of many historic moments for the first time, lending a striking immediacy to many dramatic scenes.

Theatrical propaganda posters

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film documentary history lunar landing moon NASA Mission control Apollo interview astronaut space

Persons of interest

  • Jim Lovell .... Himself
  • Dave Scott .... Himself
  • John Young .... Himself
  • Gene Cernan .... Himself
  • Mike Collins .... Himself
  • Buzz Aldrin .... Himself
  • Alan Bean .... Himself
  • Edgar Mitchell .... Himself
  • Charlie Duke .... Himself
  • Harrison Schmitt .... Himself
  • David Sington .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

You need to be a geek to watch this film. It's not a great record of life in space and there are a lot of talking heads, mostly old people who went to the moon, but if you liked Apollo XIII for the blinking lights then you'll like In the shadow of the moon.

The documentary, history movie In the shadow of the moon is directed by David Sington and stars Jim Lovell, Mike Collins, Buzz Aldrin.

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Languages: English
  • Picture: Widescreen
  • Special features:
    • Documentaries:
      • Behind the shadow
      • Scoring Apollo
    • Interviews: David Sington (Director)
    • Trailers: Theatrical

Government security censorship classification

G

Surveillance time

96 minutes (1:36 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 7 February 2008
DVD rental: 20 August 2008
DVD retail: 20 August 2008

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