Recommendation for the Movie Apollo 11

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Inspiration for 3/26/19

by Patricia Feager

 

 

WE CHOOSE TO GO TO THE MOON! WE CHOOSE TO GO

TO THE MOON... WE CHOOSE TO GO TO THE MOON

IN THIS DECADE AND DO THE OTHER THINGS, NOT

BECAUSE THEY ARE EASY, BUT BECAUSE THEY ARE 

HARD; BECAUSE THAT GOAL WILL SERVE AND MEASURE 

THE BEST OF OUR ENERGIES AND SKILLS, BECAUSE THAT

CHALLENGE IS ONE THAT WE ARE WILLING TO ACCEPT,

ONE WE ARE UNWILLING TO POSTPONE, AND ONE WE INTEND

TO WIN, AND THE OTHERS, TOO.

--- JOHN F. KENNEDY, JR.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

I am recommending the new movie released Appollo 11. There are no actors. This entire film is everything that happened when Neil Amstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin went to the Moon and landed on July 20, 1969. You will see what took place inside NASA, within the spaceship, photos of the moon, and all the personnel on the ground at NASA communicating with our Astronauts. You will get a feel for what the day was like when the rocket was launched into space and see the people that gathered to witness the event. They say politicians were invited but I didn't recognize them. I did recognize Johnny Carson, the late-night host of the Tonight Show. At the event, Johnny was not a comedian making political jokes. He was professionally dressed and he didn't get any more attention than others who were in attendance. It was interesting to see women in pink sunglasses and inside NASA space engineers in white short-sleeve shirts and skinny ties. There was no protesting. All Americans came together.  

 

EFFORTS & COURAGE ARE NOT ENOUGH

WITHOUT PURPOSE AND DIRECTION

--- JOHN F KENNEDY, JR.


The photography is REAL. The sounds you will hear is what it sounded like at the Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island, Florida on July 16, 1969. I am pretty sure everyone who was alive at the time remembers exactly where they were when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed and took their first steps on the moon on July 20, 1969. 

 

IN A VERY REAL SENSE, IT WILL NOT BE ONE MAN GOING

TO THE MOON IT WILL BE AN ENTIRE NATION. FOR ALL

OF US MUST WORK TO PUT HIM THERE

--- JOHN F. KENNEDY, JR.

 

HISTORY WAS BEING RECORDED

I can't say any other movie moved me the way this one was produced. Although I have seen footage on TV many times, the movie Apollo 11 is different. You don't see actors. You see the real event unfold before your very eyes. As recorded, President John F Kennedy pledged to the American people in 1961 "that a man would reach the moon by the end of the decade." Americans were being challenged. The war in Vietnam was going on. President Richard Nixon was in office. Americans came together. Unfortunately, not everyone is perfect. Nixon would later prove that. Senator Edward Kennedy wasn't at the event. He was involved in the Chappaquiddick incident on July 18, 1969, when Mary Jo Kopechne drowned. The Astronauts mission was a success. On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to set foot on the moon. 

 

AS WE EXPRESS OUR GRATITUDE, WE MUST NEVER
FORGET THAT THE HIGHEST APPRECIATION IS

NOT TO UTTER WORDS, BUT TO LIVE BY THEM

--- JOHN F. KENNEDY, JR.

 

 

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Shahar Hillel
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Patricia hello.

Will try to watch it.

Part of history.

Mar 26, 2019 08:44 PM #3
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Shahar Hillel - No acting! Everything is real as it really happened!

I hope you see it and will enjoy it too. 

Mar 26, 2019 08:50 PM #4
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Patricia, Diane wanted to see it my answer was NO... I remember when it happened and I do not need Hollywood's rewriting history, bit tired of the phony baloney... so if Diane still wants to see it, she will have to go with a Girlfriend:)Endre

Mar 26, 2019 11:22 PM #5
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Nina Hollander
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Good morning, Patricia... I remember those days well and those JFK quotes well. They were inspirational times. I only wish young people lived with more inspiration today. In some ways it seems as if it happened a long time ago and in others like it was yesterday. And that being said, I'm somewhat of the Endre Barath, Jr. school of thought that I don't want my memories sullied by Hollywood's translation of history.

Mar 27, 2019 04:28 AM #6
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Endre Barath, Jr. and Nina Hollander - You are entitled to your opinions.

I am not trying to convince you to see the Documentary. However, for the benefit of those who may now perceive me as not credible based on your personal views, below is a quote about how the documentary was created and a quote and a link from the source about the making of the documentary:

"The Apollo 11 moon mission still invites technological risk 50 years later. Filmmakers are running precious archival film through a scanner to bring a new documentary to audiences, a new featurette reveals.

"Apollo 11" (CNN Films and Statement Pictures), which was released in
theaters everywhere starting March 8, comes in large part from
65-millimeter and 70-mm film preserved at the National Archives, as well
as 18,000 hours of audio that was largely uncataloged before the
documentary's creation."

https://www.space.com/apollo-11-documentary-featurette.html

Mar 27, 2019 06:23 AM #7
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Hi Patricia...  I don't see why anyone would perceive you less than credible because a couple of us have a different view point. At the end of the day, that's the whole point of posting and commenting... that we can and do have differing viewpoints to express. And everyone can make up their own minds about an issue. I know that more often than not my take on many situations is different from that of many others here in the Rain... and that's fine with me. I don't think it diminishes my credibility in any way.

Mar 27, 2019 07:26 AM #8
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Nina Hollander - Expressing different points of view is absolutely necessary. What I struggle to understand is how anyone can take a position if they never saw the documentary? Too often I have seen (even here on ActiveRain) others take a position based upon another reader's comment. And many of the comments thereafter trickle on, jumping to another person's conclusions. I respect all viewpoints provided it can be backed up.

With regards to the making of movies, our education and experience teach us that there are endless tricks, photo manipulation, and techniques that make something appear believable when it is not. 

Apollo 11 occurred just about 50 years ago. It was a historical event. By no means am I the authority to be a movie critic; however, in this documentary, I saw no type of manipulation or actors playing the parts for the Astronauts that made history.  After 50 years the original footage has been scanned thanks to digital technology. By actually going to see the documentary, I gained insight into what occurred all those years ago. By doing so, I also gained insight into myself, and what was going on in my life at that time in history that I couldn't understand until as an adult I had the opportunity to reflect back which I did not share.  

Mar 27, 2019 07:50 AM #9
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Hi Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, unfortunately, I was a tiny baby when the event took place but have seen many documentaries. I've been wanting to see Apollo 11 with my son, hopefully, that will be very soon when I visit him in April. I like the fact there's no acting in this movie.

Mar 27, 2019 09:46 AM #10
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Beth Atalay - I am thrilled to know you'll be visiting your son soon! There will be lots of catching up to do and whatever the two of you decide, I hope it will be memorable and fun!

If you do get to see Apollo 11 I hope you will feel inspired. May you have a wonderful day and thanks for your comment. 

Mar 27, 2019 09:53 AM #11
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Hi Patricia - I am glad you enjoyed the documentary and as always enjoyed the spirited commenting that it has inspired but I am a bit surprised by some of the comments.  All I can add is Hmm...and I will leave it at that.  

Mar 27, 2019 12:31 PM #12
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Patricia I am old enough to remember seeing them TV.  This movie would bring back some special old memories.

Mar 27, 2019 01:16 PM #13
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Michael Jacobs - Thank you for being a gentleman.

Mar 27, 2019 02:00 PM #14
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George Souto - Old memories with mature eyes is how I saw it. With a new level of maturity, I was surprised to learn the Astronauts were very young and took a huge risk. 

Mar 27, 2019 02:03 PM #15
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP  Wow I am looking at the dates July 18th is my Birthday and July 20th was my Anniversary at the time it was my first year. I was sitting at my desk at Moritz Embroidery Company designing an emblem for a jacket - We also pasted the letters and stuff on the hats that the veterans wore then they went to the ladies on the small machines who embroidered them. The place is closed now. I remember that day so well. scary where does the time go?

I had no idea this movie was a documentary. I thought it had actors.    Boy, Patricia I am really behind in my movies I thought Ryan Gosling starred in this movie. Now you are giving away my age too! 

Thank you for this review  learn something new every day in the rain 

Mar 27, 2019 06:15 PM #16
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Patricia, I was not trying to get you worked up, just simply shared that I have no interest in seeing it because I lived during that period.Just on a side note keep in mind even documentaries have perspectives and positions that they emphasized or downplay, just sayin, Endre

Mar 27, 2019 06:30 PM #17
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Hannah Williams - Time does go by fast, doesn't it! What you did at the Embroidery Company during this timeframe sounds very interesting! Documentaries can be very educational. If you see it, I hope you will enjoy it.

Mar 28, 2019 02:24 AM #18
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Endre Barath, Jr. - Since the original moon landing was an epic event with cutting technology that successfully got our Astronauts to the moon and back during my lifetime too, and there was nothing gory or catastrophic about it, I was surprised to read your comment. And when a second comment followed with a similar answer, I thought to myself, oh no, here we go again... 

 

 

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I'm looking forward to seeing this one - I do remember where I was, although I was quite young, I watched in awe. I am not a movie-goer but, do love documentaries and reliving those moments in time that seemed so grand in childhood.

Mar 30, 2019 06:51 PM #20
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Debe Maxwell, CRS - It's a documentary that was as beautiful and inspiring that I ever saw. I think you and your family would really enjoy it. This event occurred at a time in history when we all needed something good to happen. Looking back now, our Astronauts were so young (37) and smart!

If you get to see it, let me know what you thought. 

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Will do! You know, we remember things that were larger than life at the time but, there are so many details that we have seen in bits and pieces. It will be nice to see this in one documentary. Thanks for sharing!

Mar 30, 2019 09:48 PM #22
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