Without going to the moon, after watching this movie, you begin to feel where you are when you look at the moon. A hymn to the universe and, most of all, Earth in our own human words, with the ending reminding the material of which man is made of, in the words of Gene Cernan, "the stars are my home". Beware, however - "For All Mankind" makes you want to be a part of Apollo mission for life.
Lo que fascina de este documental, además de la recolección de testimonios, es el modo en cómo se humanizan las voces a fin de crear un concenso entre ese lenguaje científico y el universal. Tres momentos a recordar. Un astronauta describiendo sus temores al momento de abandonar la Tierra/Luna. Apasiona que tan dependiente es el hombre. Es también el sueño de un hombre en la Luna y el juego infantil de 2 tripulantes.
A plaintive documentary that attempts to capture “for all mankind” what it was like to make the surreal journey from the earth to the moon. The film works best when quiet, abstract imagery of space play against the musings of former astronauts and Brian Eno’s score.
One of the best adventure quest movies of all times as humans go into space and then explore the moon. I enjoyed the actual footage and voices of the astronauts as they went to the moon and back thru the vastness of space in those tiny space crafts. The pres JFK was awesome a great futurestic leader to see his passion for the future and where mankind was going and gearing up to travel to the stars.
(Fixed!) As a lifelong space nut and amateur astronomer myself, I LOVE space documentaries. The rare footage in this one is definitely breathtaking, but personally, the new age-y Brian Eno soundtrack (and country music) didn't quite work for me. This is great, but I still prefer IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON.
A film that could easily been about achievements in technology becomes a celebration of the people who made it possible. Instead of details about the craft or the inner workings of mission control, we are given firsthand accounts of the thoughts, feelings, and dreams of the men who have landed on the moon. Brian Eno's score accompanies the subject matter perfectly.
We watched this with the kids last night and it wasn't until it was over that I realized we had made a mistale watching it with the pilot/mission subtitles. The kids enjoyed it, though. I'm going to watch it again in the future without the subtitles ... I have a feeling it will make for a very different movie. I liked it, it just seemed a little disjointed.