In the Shadow of the Moon

In the Shadow of the Moon

Director: David Sington Cast: Buzz Aldrin, Mike Collins, Alan Bean
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In the Shadow of the Moon

Filmmaker David Sington merges the magnificence of science with the compelling drama of the human quest for advancement with this fascinating and visually stunning meditation on the historic Apollo space program. In the four remarkable years between 1968 and 1972, American history took a defining turn as nine NASA spacecraft made the trip to the moon, and 12 bold explorers became the first men ever to set foot on ground beyond planet Earth. In this documentary, space enthusiast Sington allows the surviving crew members from each Apollo mission the unique opportunity to recount their memories of those missions in their own words as vintage, original NASA film footage offers a tantalizing glimpse of this extraordinary era in American history. Candid interviews with the astronauts reveal the sensitive and fun-loving souls whose fearlessness would lead a nation into a new era of progress, and audio recordings from Mission Control lend a newfound sense of poignancy to a variety of oft-recounted historical milestones.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/19/2008
UPC: 0821575555951
Original Release: 2007
Rating: PG
Source: Velocity / Thinkfilm
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:50:00

Special Features

An exclusive message from Ron Howard; Scoring Apollo: A short featurette with composer Philip Sheppard; Filmmaker commentary with diretor David Sington, editor David Fairhead and archive producer Chris Riley; Deleted and extended scenes with over 60 minutes of stories from the Astronauts and never-before-seen footage from the Apollo missions; Theatrical trailer; Trailer gallery; Enter a contest for your chance to win a trip to Space Camp at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center!

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Buzz Aldrin Participant
Mike Collins Participant
Alan Bean Participant
James Lovell Participant
Edgar Mitchell Participant
Dave Scott Participant
John Young Participant
Charlie Duke Participant
Gene Cernan Participant
Harrison Schmitt Participant
Ron Howard Introduction

Technical Credits
David Sington Director
Simon Andreae Executive Producer
John Battsek Executive Producer
Louisa Bolch Executive Producer
W. Clark Bunting Executive Producer
Duncan Copp Producer
David Fairhead Editor
Julie Goldman Executive Producer
Jeff Hasler Executive Producer
Sarah Kinsella Associate Producer
David McNab Executive Producer
Andrea Meditch Executive Producer
Kevin Merced Sound/Sound Designer
Scott Meredith Sound/Sound Designer
Kevin Meredith Sound/Sound Designer
Hamish Mykura Executive Producer
Clive North Cinematographer
Christopher Riley Asst. Director,Co-producer
Jane Root Executive Producer
Philip Sheppard Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- In the Shadow of the Moon
1. Opening Sequence [6:00]
2. Within the Decade [7:23]
3. Flash Fire [6:35]
4. Apollo Eight [7:10]
5. First Attempt [6:15]
6. Countdown [5:52]
7. Lift Off [6:31]
8. To the Moon [6:19]
9. Landing [10:50]
10. On the Moon [4:48]
11. One Small Step... [8:14]
12. Moon Walk [6:56]
13. Take Off [7:40]
14. Back Home [2:15]
15. Epiphany [4:23]
16. End Credits [2:29]

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In the Shadow of the Moon 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Spaboy More than 1 year ago
"In the Shadow of the Moon" could very well be the best documentary about the human quest to explore outer space ever produced. It's extremely interesting to hear the astronauts' perspectives regarding the lessons they learned from their visit(s) to this other world. Particularly, what it taught them about our Earth, and how it affected their views about creation, the earth's vulnerability, and their own spirituality An absolutely stupendous film! Oh, and the soundtrack gets an A-plus!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I will be purchasing this documentary for my young daughter and myself. I was born after a lot of the Apollo missions happened, but what an emotional high you get from the way this documetary was produced. If you love Space, Earth and Life in general you'll tear up with joy and excitement. It really shows you how tiny we really are here on planet Earth. One of the top two on my list of documenteries.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw this documentary at a film festival last year and have been anxiously awaiting the DVD release since then. Very entertaining and educational at the same time.
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