Apollo 11

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    I urge everyone to go and see the documentary movie "Apollo 11", I watched it yesterday in an IMAX theater, really full of very unique, never before seen shots and sequences. Awesome experience, running time 93 mins.
     
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    what's it about?



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    That looks really cool. I'll need to find a way to see it.
     
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    It was 50 years ago..??

    I will see this one. I was so into anything space back then. I was determined to be an astronaut. Anytime there was a launch on Tv I was glued to the old B+W roundish screen Zenith.

    Then someone told me that they will never let me be an astronaut when they learn how I tease my sister like I do... and the dream died.
     
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    It's only showing in California. :mad:
     
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    I just came back from seeing this in IMAX. It was one the best "documentaries" I have seen (and I have seen ALOT). I almost don't want to call it a documentary, because of the way the story is told, in a style known as direct cinema. No narration. You are immersed into the experience with nothing but natural audio and sounds of the event unfolding, accompanied by a sparse magical musical score. All the footage was unearthed from the NASA vaults. Much of it shot in glorious 65mm for a movie to be made at the time that never happened. While the footage is 50 years old, it has been restored and color corrected to look like it was shot yesterday.

    This is one you should definitely catch in the theater.
     
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    I Googled it, and found it's playing at an IMAX theater in downtown Denver. Might be in other cities, too.
     
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    I agree, it is something beyond the “normal” documentary, the editing is also surreal, it won top prize for editing at 2029 Sundance Festival. I missed about 5 mins of the movie because of emergency bathroom stop so I am going to see it again...



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    Playing at several IMAX theaters here. (Houston)
     
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    I think you meant 2019 Sundance, haha.

    I'm a professional video editor, so, yes, I agree the editing was fantastic. It would have been my dream job to edit this movie.
     
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    You too? (This one was a color Zenith)

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    So it only is showing 3/1-10. Cant make it work. My work and Daughter has exams before spring break plus nearest theater is 2 hrs. Away. All that effort to make the thing and only 10 days showing. Too bad.
     
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    Those dates are only for IMAX. It releases in regular theaters afterward.
     
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    I hope they will extend, I was getting tickets at my local IMAX (advance purchase) for this weekend and the theater was practically sold out except some lousy seats. I also hope it will be available on Blue Ray in the future.

    That's what I heard too.
     
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    A quote:

    The feature is having an Imax launch this weekend in about 120 of the venues around the country. Next weekend Apollo 11 will roll out in around 100 traditional theaters.
     
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    It's playing in the Cincinnati area now, as well.
     
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    I know that is what the press releases say, but the movie that footage was shot for did end up getting completed and released in 1971, although apparently nearly nobody saw it and it wasn’t in 70mm in theaters.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moonwalk_One

     
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    My son (8) and I just saw it on the IMAX here in Atlanta. It was a trip down memory lane for me (I watched all of the Apollo launches on TV when I was a kid), but my 8 year old was befuddled by the terminology. I probably was too for the first space launch I watched, but by the time I was 5 or 6, I was a seasoned veteran and could pretty much follow along.

    The launch sequences were incredible on the big screen, and I really enjoyed the spectator sequences showing VIP's, regular folks, and particularly the really diverse collection of vehicles that people drove to the coast to watch the launches.
     
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    Just walked out of the theater.

    Outstanding.

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    Thanks for the tip!

    The launch sequence was magnificent.
     
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    Saw it today, good show!
     
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    hhmmmff, sounds kinda uneventful.
     
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    I think it was a pretty long XC in the log book.
     
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    Typical Hollywood. They saved the most dramatic parts for the second sequel, two road trips later...
     
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    Bigger name actors, too.

    Better special effects, but I think the budget was the same.
     
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    The launch scene from Apollo 13 is one of my favorite movie scenes ever. And that soundtrack matches the scene perfectly.
     
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    How about the real thing?

    The Apollo 11 launch scene in IMAX was very good.

    Interesting to see a lot of the same shots from the IMAX movie in this video. But the IMAX version is more complete and the film has been really cleaned up.



    That’s something like 6.5 million pounds being pushed with 7.5 million pounds of thrust.
     
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    It was good but this IMAX documentary is even better. What is for example totally missing in the Apollo 13 movie is the recreation of extreme high velocity of the exhaust escaping sideways through the trenches and it is probably the most spectacular 2 seconds of this launch sequence.




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    Showing in a few IMAX theaters in the Seattle area, too. I may have to make a run north this week to see it. I remember watching the landing in 1969.
     
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    Sent out an APB; got a number of our "pilots & pizza" gang going as a group on Wed eve.
    Looking forward to it.
     
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    No IMAX theaters period in VT, nor anywhere in northern New England. Closest is probably in Montreal, or maybe in Syracuse. Guess I won't be seeing this one that way. Hope it comes out on BlueRay in the near future.
     
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    I found a pretty cool picture, all the Saturn V launches.

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    It's interesting that the first manned flight on top of the Saturn V was to the moon (Apollo 8). The earlier Saturn V launches were unmanned.

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    That's a clip from the Moonwalk One movie I linked above.

    The wide format stuff in the current IMAX movie was originally shot for what became Moonwalk One.
     
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    Saw it this evening, in an “IMAX” probably half the size of the IMAX at the Air and Space Museum.
    Absolutely amazing movie. Incredible to see.

    If this and “They shall not grow old” are the new style and level of documentary, we will be very fortunate.

    Go see both!
     
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    I think I posted this in another thread somewhere, but will repost here, since this is an Apollo thread...

    If you're interested in the Apollo program, especially some of the hardware and engineering that made it possible, there is a great series of vids on YouTube about some folks restoring an Apollo Guidance Computer, as well as discussing other tech of the era, such as core memory. The first part is here. I think he's up to part 6 now:



    I've only just begun watching these. I find this stuff fascinating, and I'm so glad there are people out there knowledgeable and dedicated enough to find and restore this stuff. I consider the Apollo program, and landing men on the moon, to be the epitome of human technological achievement. Nothing since comes close for me, even though technology today is light years ahead of what we had back then. I truly hope I get to see a manned mission to Mars launch in my lifetime. To land men on the moon, but then go no farther, is just inconceivable. And yes, I know what that word means :)
     
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    Anyone needing a fly-in destination idea should check out Hutchinson, KS (KHUT).

    In town is the Cosmosphere. Very much worth the time to visit.

    https://cosmo.org/exhibitions/hall-of-space

    They have the Apollo 13 command module on display:
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    Along with the suit that Jim Lovell (Tom Hanks) wore during the flight:
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    They have enough "stuff" that they were able to build the sets for the "Apollo 13" movie interior shots - all the shots inside the CM and LM were filmed with the real parts that were salvaged and rebuilt at this place.

    The also have an SR-71 in the lobby and a lot of German WWII rocket technology, V1 and V2, on display.

    They do have the Liberty Bell 7 Mercury capsule, but it's been loaned out to another museum for a while.

    I've heard they have more NASA stuff than any place besides the Smithsonian, and the largest Soviet collection outside of Russia.

    It's a pretty cool place.
     
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