Thanks for the tip, Tony
A look at the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilots Buzz Aldrin & Michael Collins.
The documentary Apollo 11 is a rich buffet of restored footage, clever image juxtaposition, and ingenious lip reading. There is SO MUCH newly-released footage, one gets the impression that 1/4 of the mission weight must’ve been cameras and film! Where have these images been for fifty years? There’s no narration… just sounds and voices from the mission, peppered with occasional contemporaneous commentary from Walter Cronkite’s legendary broadcasts. The film is a beautiful, visceral thrill ride, lovingly constructed, without aggrandizement… yet emotions soar. This is what America once was, and what it could be again.
I remember being at Fort Benning Georgia watching the landing. This movie brought back a lot of memories. In the nineties I was a part of a group that brought Buzz (Lightyear) Aldrin in for a motivational speech. I expected a rousing lecture about walking on the moon. I got a lecture about the evils of alcoholism that plagued him after he returned to Earth. O well.
This movie is a must see documentary.