In The Shadow of The Moon



In The Shadow Of The Moon is a magnificent movie. No voice-over. No animation. No mock-ups. Just archive footage, and interviews with the Apollo astronauts. It’s stunning as a film, stunning to be reminded of perhaps the single greatest technological feat of mankind, and stunning to be reminded – in a way Gore never quite achieves in AIT – that the earth really is immensely precious. Armstrong’s continued absence from any documentary – literary or on film – only serves to add mystery to an already ethereal and epiphanic event. He was the first to step out onto another world; what God whispered to him before leaving for someplace else he will continue to keep to himself.

If, you’re in London, you’ll have to catch it soon, as it’s been on a scandalously limited release. If you miss it, buy the DVD, with the largest screen you can lay your hands on. Or, better still, read Andrew Smith’s ‘Moondust‘ – which very likely inspired the film.


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3 responses to “In The Shadow of The Moon”

  1. Hey Kester,
    This has nothing to do with your most recent post, but I wanted to let you know…
    I just left my Postmodern Theology class with Barry Taylor. He lectured on Evolution vs Revolution and I thought, hmm, this sounds a lot like Complex Christ. So chatted with him afterwards and he said he’s going to be using your book as a text for his Emerging class next term. Too bad my degree program doesn’t let me take two culture classes with Barry!
    Thought you would appreciate this info (if you didn’t already know). Hopefully your book will change minds and lives in that class, much like it changed my own.

  2. Hey that’s great! Thanks for the HT.

  3. So nice hanging out and talking today–hope you and your boy had a lovely swim. Don’t forget my Howard’s End . . . 🙂