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Movie Review: In the Shadow of the Moon September 12, 2007

Posted by judylobo in Movie Reviews.

reviewblogpic1.jpgMovie Review: In the Shadow of the Moon

Alternate Title: Fly Me to the Moon

Story: It was the best of times and it was the worst of times. The volatile 1960’s included the divisive Vietnam War, the women’s movement, civil rights strife and several hard hitting assassinations. President Kennedy’s bold initiative to get a man on the moon by the end of that decade drove NASA to accomplish a feat that inspired people around the world.

It seemed like a good idea on the sixth anniversary of 9/11 to leave this planet and head for outer space, where it seems peaceful and quiet. And it was indeed, a fine idea. This is an inspiring documentary by British director David Sington and made me proud, once again, of the amazing accomplishment that now is taken for granted.

In a linear format, Sington wisely uses the remaining astronauts (most in their 70’s) as the talking heads instead of using an annoying god-like narrator. Their personal recollections and humility will amuse and enlighten you as to what they had to endure to be an astronaut.

Riveting footage that has been re-mastered captures the beauty and wonder of that time, place and era. If you need an injection of pride, want an extraordinary visual treat and have a yearning to be in the company of men who clearly had the right stuff then get yourself to the big screen and check out this worthwhile film.

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