Dark Side of the Moon

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How could the flag flutter when there’s no wind on the moon? 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.

With use of ‘hijacked’ archival footage, false documents, real interviews taken out of context or transformed through voice-over or dubbing, staged interviews, as well as, interviews with astronauts like Buzz Aldrin and others, Dark Side Of The Moon navigates the viewer through lies and truth; fact and fiction. This is no ordinary documentary. Its intent is to inform and entertain the viewer, but also to shake him up – make him aware that one should always view television with a critical eye.

Dark Side of the Moon, 6.4 out of 10 based on 56 ratings

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  • Jimmty

    It is a joke people! If you watched this and actually thought it was serious you must have little to no sense of humour. Great movie.

  • lgill

    to this idiot-
    ‘oh … another “we never went to the moon” conspiracy crap … seriously this is getting old. It really is a bit troubling to see that while some men dedicate their whole life studying and working to accomplish amazing feats for the advancement of the human race, other waste their useless time and energy trying to deny it.
    It’s quite astonishing to see how far they can go in ignorance. How deep they can dig to avoid facing reality. I guess some find it easier to stay in their delusion rather than actually learning stuff.
    Conspiracy theorist love questions but they hate answers. The moon landing ? It’s a conspiracy ! Global Warming ? The Government did it. The earth is not flat ? That’s what they want you to think.
    But hey, what can I say. You’ll probably think I’m an agent paid by the world government to cover up the plots.
    See ya’ retards !
    Hail Xenu.’
    oh dear. unless anyone has proof eitherway, both sides r gullable fools. i suggest you get a hobby, other than insulting strangers on websites. bitter is ugly. you know nothing. accept that, you moron.

  • I

    this is a mockumentary

  • http://www.blogofthelivingdead.com Dave Marks

    Haven’t watched this version — hope they explain that this is all a ruse.

  • UpFromTheSkies

    “You just can’t believe everything you see and hear can you? Now excuse me… I must be on my way” Jimi
    Peel the layers back, edit, change the lighting and you will find another truth to anything. Remember this is all entertainment.

  • Ay ay ay!

    I love all the people on here complaining about this being “another “we never went to the moon” conspiracy crap” film. That’s not at all what this is. If you had bothered to watch the film or even read the description on this page you’d see what the film actually is!
    Jesus fucking christ, the amount of arrogance in these posts is mind boggling too. It’s YOU who doesn’t get it!

  • Ay ay ay!

    For all you people arguing about whether or not the moon landing happened, and how that relates to this film, here’s a hint:
    “…illustrates how the truth can be twisted by the manipulation of images.
    With use of ‘hijacked’ archival footage, false documents, real interviews taken out of context or transformed through voice-over or dubbing, staged interviews, as well as, interviews with astronauts like Buzz Aldrin and others, Dark Side Of The Moon navigates the viewer through lies and truth; fact and fiction. This is no ordinary documentary. Its intent is to inform and entertain the viewer, but also to shake him up – make him aware that one should always view television with a critical eye.”

  • zentrale420

    guys, you are not really fighting over a mockumentary, right? …
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Side_of_the_Moon_%28documentary%29

  • http://www.facebook.com/psysprouts Russell Good

    The landscape and lighting is wrong. The mountains are too close, or the distance to the horizon is too short. And prop lines at the bottom of the mountains are clearly evident. Whether or not the landing happened is irrelevant to the question of the authenticity of the photos.

  • CCCP

    this is a MOCKUMENTARY…. you stupid, stupid jackasses… rofl