United Kingdom: June 28 2019
United States: March 01 2019
Ranking: 401 out of 15,370 movies (up 72)
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Todd Douglas Miller ('Dinosaur 13') presents this documentary about the mission that achieved for the first time in history send people to the Moon, using just archival footage from 1969 from the Apollo 11 mission. Thanks to the discovery of 70mm never before seen images, Miller takes us to the year when Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin y Michael Collins set course for the Moon using video and audio recordings of the NASA and the protagonists of this mission. This documentary makes use of all this recently discovered and never before seen material to show us what we already know and saw about the mission, and those previous moments that we couldn't see until know, when the Apollo 11 mission celebrates its 50th anniversary.
Reviews Apollo 11
Trivia Apollo 11
In an interview in the March 8, 2019 New York Times, documentary filmmaker Todd Douglas Miller stated that his crew had their own mission rules regarding the footage used in the film: ""We did have kind of our own mission rules. We said, if it didn't happen on that day at that specific time, we're not using it."
He did say that he did break this rule on several occasions, using shots from Apollo 8's propulsive push rather than Apollo 11's but that he would document where he used different clips from other launches.
The team that put together this documentary used the work that Ben Feist did when he increased the quality of 11,000 hours of digitized audio recordings of taken during the Apollo 11 launch, according to an article in the New York Times on March 8, 2019. Feist also detailed the recordings by minute and second, making it easier for the documentary team to sync up audio and video sequences.
All the instruments used for the soundtrack were available in 1969.