Been real busy this weekend, but I did take the time to check out In the Shadow of the Moon. This is a great documentary based mostly on interviews with many of the Apollo astronauts and filled with tons of great footage, much of which I had not seen before.
I had mentioned the film in Linkzookery last September, but if it made it to this area during its limited theatrical run, I missed it. It was just released on DVD and I gotta say that its a good one.
One thing I must recommend is that you watch the bonus interviews in the special features of the disc. There is nearly an hour of additional material in there that’s definitely worth seeing and hearing. A couple of the sequences are “extended cuts” of sequences that were in the film, but most of them were cut entirely.
Michael Collins is probably the star of the show, but all of the astronauts were great. This is a very well made documentary and, though I’ve done a lot of reading and watching shows about the space program, it covered a lot of stuff that I was unfamiliar with or had not known much about.
Hard to believe we could do all of that in 1969. Let’s see what we do in 2009.
Official site here.