Friday, July 17, 2009

In the Shadow of the Moon

This weekend we will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first manned landing on the moon. It has been almost 40 years since we have been to the moon. This film is the one that catches the essense of what it was like to be there in the words of the men who were there. From their test flights at Edwards, to the Apollo 1 fire (Jules Bergmans voice breaking as he tells his audience the news is almost heartbreaking) to the landing itself. The men tell us the things they felt, the way the world was. Gene Cernan, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins, Alan Bean and all the others tell us what it was like to be there, what was in their hearts and minds.

The DVD is excellent and one should watchall the footage that was not included as well since there was more interviews that put a lot more background. I love that aspect of the DVD in that you can see everything. Included in the DVD are shots of the Saturn V that I myself have never seen before. All the staging shots, highlights of the missions, all give us a great sense of being with them as they enjoyed their time in space.

If you want to experience what it was like in those times, this is the film that captures it.

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