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Plot: This movie documents the Apollo missions perhaps the most definitively of any movie under two hours. Al Reinert watched all the footage shot during the missions--over 6,000,000 feet of it, and picked out the best. Instead of being a newsy, fact-filled documentary, Reinart focuses on the human… Runtime: 80 min Release Date: 19 May 1989
A Film That Is Truly "For All Mankind" (by timdalton007)
I saw this film at a very, very young age and I suspect that it is the reason I developed a heavy interest in space exploration. I recently saw this again for the first time in many years since all I had was a vague recollection of it. And after watching many times since then I have no problem saying that this is one of the best documentaries ever made.One must give the film's director, Al Reinert, at a ton of credit for his work. Who else could have come up with the brilliant notion behind this film? Who would have thought of taking footage from all of the Apollo missions and a couple <more>
of the Gemini missions and combining them with the words of the men who went where no one had or has since gone before? Apologies for paraphrasing Star Trek The genius of this film is that it shuns away from traditional documentary styling. Instead of compiling facts on one mission and having a well known actor/actress do the narration, the film lets those who went tell the story. Who else is better qualified? They might not be professional actors, but the astronauts don't need to be. It is the power of the events they describe that is the main reason for their presence. They are a powerful voice in this story.In many reviews I have read, I have seen complaints about the mixing of footage or the use of footage out of its context a Gemini reentry used for the TLI burn for example . Yes the mixing is nowhere near subtle and is, thus, blatantly obvious. But it is my feeling that this mixing was necessary. The only way to get across the story of Apollo's achievement to the average person was to mix the footage. Does it really matter in the end? I mean by that this: the film isn't about a single mission to the Moon. No, the power of Apollo lies not in each mission, but in the overall effect of the Apollo program. This film is about the journey of Apollo, the effect in had on the astronauts, and the effect it had on us all.If there is one element of this film that really stayed with men it was the music. It is among the most beautiful and haunting things you will ever here. Brian Eno does a marvelous job of conveying the mystery and majesty of both space and the Moon. This is one of those scores who really have to hear to believe.For All Mankind, perhaps better then anything else out there, demonstrates the power of humanity in space. For one to really appreciate this film it needs to be seen on a large screen in surround sound. Only then can one appreciate both the film and the power of the Apollo legacy. This is the first film I've seen that I recommend to everyone. This is a film that is truly "For All Mankind".
Easily One of the Best Documentaries of the 20th Century (by bobbrown)
Without repeating all the good comments that have been mentioned by earlier reviewers, I will add what is unique for me.1. When Reinert wonderfully builds up the tension for the liftoff, it is more than a crescendo of power when those Saturn 5 rocket motors blast to life! I've had the film on VHS tape for about 10 years, and I still enjoy knocking the socks off of first time viewers when the surround sound system is allowed give its all as it shakes the house. If there were ice chunks on the outside of my house, they would surely shatter and fall just as they did from the rocket body as <more>
it slowly left the pad. UNBELIEVABLE! I once read that the Apollo rocket, if it all exploded at one time, would equal 80% of the Hiroshima atomic explosion in WW2. Imagine sitting atop that 31 story tall monster awaiting your fate on the launchpad.2. Eno's music- just can't say enough superlatives about this soundtrack. Like good art, there is plenty there to continue to pique your interest for years. He is a gift to all mankind for his work on this soundtrack, but that is just the beginning. He's been doing that high level of work for decades!GREAT FILM!!!
Twenty years after the first manned moon landing, there came the best documentary about Apollo, and by extension, the space program that I've ever seen! (by llltdesq)
Nothing I can say could possibly do this documentary justice, but I'm going to try anyway. One of the greatest in more than one sense and most profound of human endeavors that has ever been undertaken is the effort at spaceflight. The most notable achievement is the landing and return of humans to the Moon. This documentary recaptures the awe and wonder I felt and still feel today when I watched the landing. Nominated for Documentary Feature, it should have won or at least tied . As good as Common Threads was and is, for For All Mankind not to have won says more about the Academy and <more>
present-day society's fixation on now and its indifference to both yesterday and tomorrow. In a disposable society where creativity is less honored than timliness and for whom all too many, the past is what they had for breakfast, twenty years may as well be two thousand. Sic Transit Gloria Thus Passeth Glory . Most, most highly RECOMMENDED!!!
In a project almost more ambitious than the Apollo program itself, Al Reinert distills six million feet of NASA film footage and over 80 hours of taped interviews into a glorious 90- minute flashback to the ultimate achievement of our time: the manned exploration of another world. The film condenses all ten Apollo moon shots into a single flight, using only the genuine sights, sounds, and impressions experienced by the astronauts themselves along the way, from the tension and exhilaration of lift off to the joy and inconvenience of zero gravity, and from the loneliness of deep space to the <more>
wonder of stepping foot on an alien world. Seeing the footage for the first time on a big screen can be a revelation; it's a thrilling, vicarious journey across a new threshold in human evolution, providing both an argument for the continued human exploration of the cosmos and a timely reminder of how precious life on our own planet is.
This film had some of the most extensive, most well restored Apollo footage I have ever seen.Not having been around in the 1960s to see much of this footage firsthand, I was astounded by some of the videos and insights portrayed by this film. To see the Apollo 11 astronauts goofing around and playing cassette tapes that had been custom made for them by their favorite artists is pretty awesome. This is a must-see for any big Apollo or space buff.Seeing from some other reviews that incorrect footage is mixed to information about different missions doesn't really hurt the picture. Many of <more>
the different Apollo launches looked similar. It is hard to tell from the outside what each ship's mission was, so that does not detract from the film.Hopefully we will have more footage from the moon in the near future as we proceed back into outer space to gain more knowledge through exploration like the early explorers that can be heard and seen in this film.
If you've loved, dreamt big, and witnessed death, this film might be for you.I've seen my share of films, and only a mere handful of them have transported me the way Al Reinert's "For All Mankind" 1989 does; enthralled me, elated me, stopped me in my tracks. The most extraordinary thing is that albeit films like "Zerkalo" 1975 directly address the cinematic function of dreams and memories in fictional terms, it is this film that most evocatively makes me see the insatiably curious child in myself, gazing at the sky, seeing the stars at night, wondering <more>
about the vastness of space, the insignificance of one's own existence in the grand scheme of things, both in space and in the great ocean of time. And at the same time, there's deep consolation in this otherwise bittersweet notion that after a mere instance we're gone. We live and dream and hope, and die, and our lives are very much like the deep blue marble seen from space by the astronauts, against the endless abyss of incomprehensibly vast darkness and nothingness. As said by one astronaut in the film, the Earth seems to give the dark space life; truly, then, the darkness of death gives meaning to the fleeting moment of life we as individuals experience here.Brian Eno's music is integral, opulent, and words don't do it justice. The images, and the way they are structured with the sounds, have to be experienced. We're lucky to have the film on Blu-ray in a superb transfer Criterion has released it in Region A and the Masters of Cinema in Region B, using the exact same transfer .Some have criticized the lack of transparency in the narrative, making it difficult to distinguish between the different missions, but I don't see it as a problem at all. On the contrary, I find the narrative transparent enough, framed with Kennedy's dream, realized in the successes and failures of the Apollo program. The film therefore sees all the missions shown as the actualization of one vision and dream.
This was effective for this viewer. Usually what that means in cases like this is that it made me cry. The hook is that it reviews its subject through the eyes of the astronauts. I was wary of this. I got involved in the program later, during the beginning of the shuttle era and even then the astronauts were pretty much there only to have been taken there. They were chosen some of them for how good they looked on newsprint. The magic of the program and its heroes were a few visionaries and an army of competent engineers. Yet it was effective because we see the story through the eyes of <more>
witnesses. There role here is simply as witness, and if you were alive during this time, you will be impressed at how it affects you.There were all sorts of paths that could have been followed in this. The quest of man to explore; the mysteries of the unknown; the vast game being played by two enemies to demonstrate superiority of ideology; the hidden weapons programs.They cover all these slightly except that last, and that's excusable because these witnesses saw none of that. But the story that dominates is the Kennedy one. Its hard to imagine today, but we loved our president and he deserved it. He was intelligent and articulate. His advisers came off not as louts or bullies, but men and a few women smart enough for difficult times. He was the Peace Corps president. Kennedy promised to go to the moon and return without consulting anyone at NASA, and riding on the crest of a national enthusiasm for science and hardware. The nation really was engaged. And then he was killed, and with our rising self-doubt Vietnam, race we decided that as a people we owed it to him, or what he stood for. So when it happened, and the world watched, re affirmed the man and what he stood for. It was a good feeling, not pride as much as wonder about who we discovered ourselves to be.This will evoke that same feeling again, the original tears, followed by tears of disappointment at the massive collapse of esteem which followed. A serious of botched opportunities to be worthy of the accomplishment.Its an effective documentary in that regard, all the more so since everything was designed to be photographed, and was. If you really want to learn of this program, you need to go elsewhere, But this delivers on the promise.Ted's Evaluation -- 3 of 3: Worth watching.
Found this film through Eno's album... (by AdamPeabody)
I've been a fan of Brian Eno's work for years, and have cherished the album entitled "Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks." The album is the commissioned soundtrack for this compilation documentary of the NASA Apollo missions. What a harmony of the arts this is. The stark NASA footage coupled with the hauntingly soothing score create a fascinating marriage of techniques and styles. Although the music editor overused certain tracks over others, the subtlety of Eno's music prevents it from becoming repetitive. A pleasure to watch.
Excellent montage! (by rjpurves)
I've always been a fan of space exploration which incidentally helped fuel my star trek addiction, but that's another story and this film is certainly very informative.Far be it for me to pontificate over this excellent and informative piece of film, go rent it instead. Or buy it even.Brian Eno's music adds a really effective other worldly atmosphere to this film. I even went and bought the album! "Apollo" by Brian Eno if anyone's interested .You won't be disappointed.