Thursday, October 14, 2010

Moonshots


A visual tribute to For All Mankind (1989)


6 comments:

Ryan Kelly said...

Great movie, one of my favorites. Great post.

MovieMan0283 said...

Thanks, Ryan - this is a great one, even on image alone it could make a beautiful avant-garde almost abstract movie - but the fact that we know it's all real, not simulated, adds an extra tinge of excitement to it.

Frank Gallo said...

The caps are breathtaking. The Criterion DVD has always been a treasure, and one you can watch over and over.

MovieMan0283 said...

Yes, and there's so many different ways of watching it - as a documentary about the Apollo missions, as an eerily beautiful set of abstract images (with the evocative Eno score), as a memoir of the astronauts, etc, so you get something different out of it each time.

Stephen said...

Beautiful and breathtaking images. They feel alive - the energy of the movement can't be frozen.

MovieMan0283 said...

That's a great observation, Stephen, and if the images make the reader want to see the movie - to see that movement unfurl in full glory (whether for the first time or a repeat visit) then I've done my job! It's interesting to me too though that a few of these (the leg over the spacecraft, the close-up of the reflective visor) almost seem like they could be still photos, given the clarity and sharpness of the image. I know some of the footage was shot with 70mm, perhaps even IMAX, and with those crystal-clear, wide-open lenses that Kubrick later used for Barry Lyndon; perhaps that's why...