The Space Movie

Director Tony Palmer
United Kingdom / 79 min. / 1980 / English


 

The Space Movie is the story of the Apollo 11 mission, the first that successfully landed on the moon on July 20th, 1969. Seen by Tony Palmer. A step-by-step account of the most famous space adventure of our times. And of all time, in fact. Let’s take a walk. On. The. Moon.. “The eagle has landed”.

 

This isn't about music per se, but you won't be able to steal your gaze from the screen. The Space Movie is the story of the Apollo 11 mission, the first that managed to touch down on the moon, on July 20th, 1969. And as we're talking about Tony Palmer, a director incapable of glossing over the context, this film is much more than that. It's a step-by-step journey through the most famous space voyage of our time. Of all time, in fact. The Space Movie has no voiceover, nor does it need one; just the authentic commentary of the moment, Houston-Apollo and Apollo-Houston, over and out. It's strange – you woulda thought that the omnipresence of these images would have vaccinated us against their impact, but it's impossible not to get riled up, when you see Aldrin, Armstrong and Collins floating at zero gravity, or trying to get their choppers around synthesized space food or (holy crap!) Walking. On. The. Moon. "The eagle has landed", says Aldrin. "That's one small step for a man..." utters Armstrong, as he takes the first steps. And all this accompanied by (fitting) music by Mike Oldfield.

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Details
Subtitles
O.V. subtitles in Catalan

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Leadings
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Screenwriter(s)
Tony Palmer

Editor(s)
Tony Palmer, Graham Bunn

Music Composer
Mike Oldfield

Producer
Richard Branson, Simon Draper, Tony Palmer

Film company
Isolde Films

Film distributor
www.tonypalmerdvd.com

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