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Old 02-28-19, 08:22 AM
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Apollo 11 (2019, D: Todd Douglas Miller) -- documentary





Apollo 11 is in theaters everywhere March 8.

From director Todd Douglas Miller (Dinosaur 13) comes a cinematic event fifty years in the making. Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission—the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names. Immersed in the perspectives of the astronauts, the team in Mission Control, and the millions of spectators on the ground, we vividly experience those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future.
Has some limited screenings this weekend.

100% currently on RT: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/apollo_11_2019
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Thanks for the heads up. Looks like it ids exclusively in IMAX this weekend.
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First of all, when is some foreign asshole going to jump in with a slanderous early review and destroy this movie like First Man?

Second, wasn’t the 65mm film just for still photography?
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They've done a shitty job of advertising this. Friday Night's IMAX show has 17 seats sold so far, checking the AMC website. That's not great.
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The footage looks pretty good.
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I can't wait to see this! The trailer looks awesome.
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My friend saw this yesterday or the day before and said it was awesome.
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I found one of my (fairly) nearby theatres will have this in IMAX, so I will see this on Saturday.
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The only IMAX close to me is an AMC. Of course, the earliest showing is 12pm which is when the prices double.
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The only IMAX close to me is an AMC. Of course, the earliest showing is 12pm which is when the prices double.
This is where A-List comes in handy for me.
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This is where A-List comes in handy for me.
If I went there more often, I'd be all over it.
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Just got back from seeing this. First of all, the new footage is MIND-BLOWING and stunning to see. That said, there is sadly very little of that 70mm footage in the movie. It's just some scenes before launch, some amazing footage of the rockets on the pad and some of people watching the launch in FL (including a really cool celebrity sighting!). Maybe 15 minutes of stuff total, but probably less than that. Also some more stuff after landing, briefly. The vast majority is grainy video footage. Obviously they didn't bring 70- MM film canisters into the lunar capsule, but for God's sake, couldn't they have used those same cameras to shoot the Mission Control stuff?
Anyway, it was a fascinating watch. The movie just flew by for me. No narration, no retrospective interviews, just Walter Cronkite and other news casters describing what was happening in real time. I really enjoyed it. Made me a little sad that there were no kids there. I don't think young people have any interest in the space program -- kinda weird because every kid my age dreamed of being an astronaut. Times have changed.

BTW : This movie is a CNN film, so while I HIGHLY recommend catching it in IMAX this weekend, it will almost certainly be broadcast on CNN on July 20th.
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I’m going today. Taking my daughter. 11 years old. She has no interest, but I’m hoping this will jog her interest.

I know one of her friends wants to be an astronaut. She’s attended special programs at JPL and Cal Tech. She’s serious. So is my nephew who is the same age. There’s kids that are into it.
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Okay, saw it. It’s very good.

The quality of almost everything is so much better than any previous version. Tons of stuff you’ve never seen before and tons of stuff you’ve seen before looking better than ever. A few of the early shots in 70mm are just breathtaking. They look brand new.

Maybe the most interesting is the footage of the people. The crowds, the reporters, the onlookers; stuff like the bank of payphones for the press to use. That was maybe the only thing in the movie that I felt I had to explain to my 11 year old.

The music is excellent. There’s an interesting note in the credits that it was created entirely with equipment that existed in 1969 or prior. So while it sounds rather modern it has a foundation in analog equipment. A nice touch.

Footnote: I saw this at the Orange 30 IMAX in Orange, CA. Not my usual imax. Total rip off. Real IMAX screams are 2 or 3 times larger than this runt of a screen. Never going back there.
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Re: Apollo 11 (2019, D: Todd Douglas Miller) -- documentary

Saw it today. It was really good. I think it's a good supplemental film to First Man.

The footage and editing was pretty amazing. This wasn't a traditional documentary. I actually felt like I was there experiencing it 50 years ago. And I thought it really worked with no narration.

BTW, I don't know how many of you are familiar with him, but the movie critic Scott Mantz was actually in the audience for my showing. He's usually on Collider Video on YouTube. He was there with his wife and sat 2 rows ahead of me. This IMAX showing was in Long Beach, CA. So I assume he lives in the area.
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