In The Shadow Of The Moon
In The Shadow Of The Moon is more a series of recollections; storytelling by those famed few who have visited another world, rather than a straight out chronological history of the Apollo projects. And it’s a better documentary for it. Seeing these spry old men – most in their seventies – recalling their adventures and looking trimmer and more grounded than most men half their age is a joy. Adding to that remastered film – some of it never seen before of the preparation for and the actual moon landings make this documentary a visual feast that conjures up the excitement and awe of the day, whilst helping ground those unfamiliar with a little of the history and reasons why America undertook this amazing engineering challenge.
Reviewed by: Jonathan Read.
Rating: G – Suitable for General Audiences.
Duration: 100 mins.
Genre: Documentary, Biographical, Science.
Director: David Sington.
Release Date: Available now.