During an interview with Stanley Kubrick's widow an extraordinary story came to light. She claims Kubrick and other Hollywood producers were recruited to help the U.S. win the high stakes race to the moon. In order to finance the space program through public funds, the U.S. government needed huge popular support, and that meant they couldn't afford any expensive public relations failures.
Fearing that no live pictures could be transmitted from the first moon landing, President Nixon enlisted the creative efforts of Kubrick, whose 2001: a Space Odyssey (1968) had provided much inspiration, to ensure promotional opportunities wouldn't be missed. In return, Kubrick got a special NASA lens to help him shoot Barry Lyndon (1975).
A subtle blend of facts, fiction and hypothesis around the first landing on the moon, Dark Side Of The Moon illustrates how the truth can be twisted by the manipulation of images.
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They had to have a back up plan.
Weather this info proves they went to the moon or proves they didnt I dont know.
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But the moon landing was a gigantic exercise in PR, so I would agree that NASA would have a backup plan - I know I would if I was in charge. That is no proof that we didn't go there, or that what we saw was fake.
And so what?
I believe that we did visit the moon but even if we didn't, the idea was planted and it gave all humans a feeling of accomplishment. Now, just 40 years later, there is no question that we could do it again if we dedicated resources to going.
Real or fake, it represents one of the great milestones in human evolution.
Can a fake event be a milestone? This one can because, if it was fake, it was so well done that it convínced everyone that we could do something like this, and spurred a leap of inventiveness unseen outside of wartime development.
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Well done on the biggest acomplishment in humanity. Conquering another " Spec Of Dust "
And lets not forget Military superiority. Well done give yourself a patt on the back everyone.
Films like this are just testers for those laughing men to get a snapshot of public reaction, that's all. Check out the fallout and act accordingly. I doubt if the president has any say and passing the buck onto the deceased is standard practice. If we landed on the Moon than IMO it would be with a shadow mission not that public excersise. The easiest way to get out of the hole that they've dug for themselves is to say (and this is what I would do) that it was filmed in a studio JUST IN CASE there was any foulups, but if the public swallow it then there is no need to let the cat out of the bag. As I say damage limitation. I also feel that Gus Grissom and his fellow astronauts were killed as they were not happy with the deception and they were to much of a risk.
Zaphod said "so what" and "Real or fake, it represents one of the great milestones in human evolution."
That just doesn' make any sense for so many reasons including, selling an idea based on a lie in order to line peoples pockets at the cost of the average American tax payer.
I could go on but you get the picture, you cannot build a dream based on a lie for when that lie comes out you have to tell more lies to cover for the original ones and eventually the whole house of cards comes crashing down, AND SO IT SHOULD.
The first moon landing was real. The others are in question.
King of my jungle just a gangster stalking
which like others have said it was caused by the astronaut moving the flag ....
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