Discussion in 'Media Central' started by Tuckerfan, Mar 7, 2019.
It's in IMAX. I am going to have to go see this.
I wanted to see it in IMAX but none of the local screens have it.
My understanding is that it leaves IMAX when it goes into wide release tomorrow, though.
WTF? I haz friends in various parts of Texas. If there's an IMAX version playing in your state, let me know where, and if one of them lives close, I'll get 'em to put you up for the night.
CNN, fake news.
Hollywood and its prequels
Because this was a CNN thing and they've run it at least two times, it qualifies for the Emmy awards and it got several nominations.
None are cooler than this one, though.
Outstanding Cinematography For A Nonfiction Program
Apollo 11 • CNN • CNN Films, Statement Pictures, NEON
Buzz Aldrin, Cinematography by
Michael Collins, Cinematography by
I bought it on Blu-Ray a while ago. A simply spectacular film and I quite regret not seeing it in IMAX.
Also, I think I've posted this elsewhere, but PBS's Chasing The Moon has an unbelievable sequence of the Apollo 11 Saturn V liftoff.
The good bit starts at 5:20 in the video below. I dare you not to get a lump in your throat.
The music by M83 ("Wait") is so appropriate, you'd think they composed it back in 1969 for this very occasion.
The long shot of the Saturn V rocket starts at 6:49 and is jaw-dropping.
While I'm geeking out about the Apollo 11, sci-fi author Robert J. Sawyer has an amazing passage in his book Hominids about the moon landing. The book is about an alternate reality where neanderthals became the dominant species on earth. Through a series of events, our reality and the neanderthal reality collide and contemporary humans and neanderthals meet.
Ponter (a neanderthal) is having a conversation with Mary (a human) about our world's technology.
All credit to Robert J. Sawyer for that excerpt. If you haven't read any of his novels, I highly recommend them.
Yeah, I commented somewhere about that last year when it ran.
Excellent stuff. It got a nomination for documentary filmmaking.
As amazing as Apollo 11 is, I like Chasing the Moon as much or more.
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