In the Shadow of the Moon

In the Shadow of the Moon

DVD - 2008
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Between 1968 and 1972, the world watched in awe each time an American spacecraft voyaged to the Moon. Only 12 American men have walked upon its surface and they remain the only human beings to have stood on another world. Now for the first time, a combination of archival material from the original NASA film footage, much of it never before seen and interviews with the surviving astronauts tells the story of the Apollo space program.
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Thinkfilm, [2008]
Branch Call Number: DVD INT
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 110 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in


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Jan 05, 2019

Interviews of the Apollo Astronauts masterfully pieced together to tell their story of travelling to the moon and back. Beautifully crafted with original footage takes you back 50 years to another time and place. Don’t miss any of the Special Features!

Mar 11, 2017

A sentimental film, mostly comprised of split up interviews of the astronauts themselves. I was quite annoyed at seeing them with the tops of their heads cut off - and sometimes their chins as well. Really! Some basic framing!

Jan 24, 2017

I was so touched by this film, and frankly, I shed tears at the end of it. It's awe-inspiring, deeply moving, enlightening, and very very spiritual although the content of if is based on the most scientific, factual history. I strongly recommend this film to everyone.

Dec 07, 2016

Really a wonderful documentary! Inspiring & uplifting!

Dec 20, 2014

Interesting and uplifting documentary on the Apollo moon missions of the late 60’s. Great archival footage, some never seen before, coupled with insightful and entertaining interviews with former astronauts who actually flew to the moon. A great slice of American history back when the space program was still full of hope and wonder.

Feb 24, 2013

The Hollywood special effects of that era were cutting edge, this stuff shouldn't be taken too seriously. Watch Capricorn One, with Elliott Gould.

Jul 10, 2012

I was 14 years old when Apollo 11 landed on the moon, this wonderful documentary took me right back to that Sunday in late July. Being an impressionable junior high student (Paul Revere!) I wanted more than anything to be an astronaut with NASA. Every aspect of this movie is top-notch: the editing, the chosen subject matter, the music and the incidental footage; there were parts of this fine, fine film which made me cry! Whether or not you're either too old or too young to remember the goings on in the late sixties to early seventies, a night with this movie will be enjoyable.

Jul 09, 2012

This documentary allows us to appreciate again the intelligence and bravery of these men who explored the unknown back in the 60s and early 70s. A must-see for those who were around during the missions (as I was) and for those born later. What these pilots and the rocket scientists accomplished is almost inconceivable.

Nov 15, 2010

Interesting, but we've seen it all before.


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vookad Mar 29, 2011

Eugene Cernan: I guess I can sort of admit it now, I've admitted it a little bit to a few friends, I've always had a guilt complex, to some degree. That was my war, good or bad, whether it was a good war or a bad war, we're not discussing it, but that was my war, to fight for my country, and my buddies were getting shot at and shot down and in some cases captured, and I was getting my picture on the front page of the paper. And I've always felt that they fought my war for me. They look at it totally different. They said, "You were doing something that this country needed more than anything else at the time. You were part of a program, the only thing we had to hold our head high and be proud of."


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