Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by englishbob, Jan 31, 2019.
This looks INCREDIBLE
Yeah the 50% of the picture that was left after cropping looks great. I'm looking forward to seeing it, but I'll be aware of that through the whole film. We went to the moon in Academy ratio.
Looking forward to this!
Yes, it's a weird choice if the movie is in 2.35 but most of the footage was filmed in 1.33.
Same with The Beatles and Elvis Presley documentary. If you gotta crop, why not go half way with 1.78?
But wait a minute
In December, the Apollo 11 filmmakers told Vanity Fair that Dan Rooney, an archivist at the National Archives and Records Administration, knew the footage was boxed up in a vault somewhere but he had no idea what kind of treasure he was sitting on. As NASA was preparing the Apollo 11 launch, it made a deal with MGM Studios to film the mission preparations and their aftermath. MGM set up a crew to film it all using the same epic Todd-AO70mm treatment it gave to blockbusters like The Sound of Music. Six weeks before launch, MGM lost interest but NASA wanted to go through with it anyway and managed to get the crew filming. Some of the footage was used in a short documentary, but most of it was locked away. Now it’s coming to the big screen along with audio culled from 11,000 hours worth of uncatalogued recordings.
I'm guessing that the 70mm footage was shot in widescreen
Is that all vintage footage? If so, WOW!
Also, the tail end of that trailer (last 5 seconds or so) sounds like it's using the theme from Stranger Things.
Sure looks like it. Good old analog quality for the ages
That's pretty amazing, will have to see that on the big screen!
Can't wait. I grew during the space race. I'm a space geek, I have Neil Armstrong's autograph
Anyone know when this will open? Is it a theatrical release or TV release? Looks incredible.
The Trailer appears to be for theatrical release, and some 70mm showings.
This article sheds more light on 2019 release schedules.
'Apollo 11' lands at Sundance with never-before-seen mission footage | collectSPACE
Thanks for this I'm definitely there! I've seen this trailer in the theater and it was a knockout.
Sorry to dissapoint you The 70mm widescreen footage looks spectacular and you can see that it's not cropped.
Great read The Found Footage That Provides a Whole New Look at the Apollo 11 Moon Landing
That Vanity Fair article was indeed excellent. Thanks so much for posting it.
Looks good. Michael Collins looks 14 years old!
No, this one is about Pollo 11, a documentary commissioned by the owner of a chain of 10 Mexican fried chicken restaurants to celebrate the opening of his newest one.
Here on the other side of 50, everybody looks like a teenager. I knew all my doctors do.
I can hear the calls to MGM: “Marty, I’m telling ‘ya, we need to pull the plug! We got nothing here! No story, no action, guys spinning on carnival rides and throwing up! Characters? You can’t fill a lot of screen time with nothing pilots mumbling “A O.K. And “Outstanding.” Love story? Not a sibgle hot broad! Unless you can think of a way to get Yvette Mimieux down here to Florida in a bikini, I’m washing my hands of this project — Now!”
Enshrined in a song at a tender young age.
Yeah actually I will amend my comment. They did the 70mm on Earth for the Cape, Houston and recovery. So those were actually widescreen and do look great. But if they show anything widescreen shot in-flight to, from, and on the moon, those would be cropped. I'm looking forward to it whatever may come.
I agree any in flight footage should be shown at actual ratio. I believe much of the in-flight and lunar surface still photography was done with a pair of 70mm and a 35mm cameras but the motion photography was done with 16mm.
Yes. I don't think the astronauts had 70mm film cameras on board, lolol.
The video camera to capture the first footstep was a fairly late addition the the mission.
I'm in. I think I have seen everything I need about the whole Apollo program and the Gemini program and then this beautiful looking piece comes along.
Oh yeah, and take that you g-------d flat earthers. Showing off grainy stupid looking shaky video of Venus with a Nikon P900 trying to convince 4 year olds and senile men that we are in a dome surrounded by ice.
I know there is no direct comparison between this film and flat earth theories but after spending about a week watching these crazy a-- videos on YouTube where all they do is build conspiracy with self referential youtube videos I am simply staggered by the detail of what I see in these Apollo 11 stills. This all happened not on a set but in real life with real adults involved. It was an amazing, complex and scary thing to do taxing the limits of what American ingenuity could do with only one goal in mind. The detail in the film reinforces to me how this accomplishment is such an amazing and very real thing.
Fire away flat earthers, it's the internet, I don't give a darn what you say. This happened, space exists; it's far higher than you think it is and we have really great looking views of it as proof.
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