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.

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  • Bob Daniel

    The horse is dead. Time to stop milking it.

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  • TheSweatyButcher

    and to think i wanted to be an astronaut when i was a kid……

  • idiots

    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.

    • Legion

      You are simply attacking people who disagree with your view, you are not even adressing the points. That is immature, hostile and ignorant. If you cant act like a grown person, you shouldnt flaunt your words like that. It only hurts the group that shares your view.

      • Mike

        He doesn’t need to address any points and and their isn’t a view to disagree with.  Man landed on the moon, that is fact, lets move on.

        There really is something special about science.  Planes fly, magic carpets and broom sticks don’t.

        Read a book.

        • E_z5

          richard dawkings…think for yourself

      • Mike

        He doesn’t need to address any points and and their isn’t a view to disagree with.  Man landed on the moon, that is fact, lets move on.

        There really is something special about science.  Planes fly, magic carpets and broom sticks don’t.

        Read a book.

    • Legion

      You are simply attacking people who disagree with your view, you are not even adressing the points. That is immature, hostile and ignorant. If you cant act like a grown person, you shouldnt flaunt your words like that. It only hurts the group that shares your view.

    • Bendunnet

      Duck and cover!!!!! Terrorists!!!!!! “We’ll give you kids in the ghetto a better life, JOIN THE ARMY!!!”     
      Go paint a picture….something abstract….at least try.

    • Fran

      I disregard anyone who attacks people using the old “conspiracy theorist” label.

    • Fran

      I disregard anyone who attacks people using the old “conspiracy theorist” label.

    • Jackmeoff

      “accomplish amazing feats for the advancement of the human race”? WTF? How does going to the moon help mankind? Tell me how it helps with the MANY problems we have on Earth. Never mind the conspiracy about whether we went or not, what YOU said HAS TO BE the most IGNORANT dumb-assed thing to say. PERIOD. PUNK ASS BITCH!!

      • Mike

        You are a mumbling fucking IDIOT.  How does science and going to the moon help the human race?  Did you seriously just ask that grade 2 question?

        If you knew even the slightest about anything you would know that in order for the human species to survive in the future it has to learn to travel space.  And we haven’t even did that yet.

        The many problems here on earth you claim are just “social” problems, mostly from people like yourself!

        Go read a book with Legion!

        • Its_killa

          “If you knew even the slightest about anything you would know that in order for the human species to survive in the future it has to learn to travel space.  And we haven’t even did that yet.”  and we haven’t even did that yet … man thats a good one . you sound super intellingent  . you give people named Mike a bad name

        • Srbevell45

          man will never live in space because man could never successfully live on earth. plus your probably the average american that only reaches the 3rd chapter of a book before turning on the tv.

          • i£ex

            now YOU think you’re someone great because you apparently know whether or not mankind will be capable of living in space. You can’t just make things up from the top of your head and assume that those things will be correct. That statement of yours could be completely wrong. But don’t get me wrong! I’m not saying that you’re stupid or anything. What you said does have sense in it.

    • Zblex

      personaly it’s the first one of it’s kind I see I found it to be a a fair point to hear . At the end of the day there’re some factors that can be taken into consideration regarding the legitimacy of it all.wether it’s true or not , it was for everybody at the time .

    • Zblex

      personaly it’s the first one of it’s kind I see I found it to be a a fair point to hear . At the end of the day there’re some factors that can be taken into consideration regarding the legitimacy of it all.wether it’s true or not , it was for everybody at the time .

    • me

      it never said they never went , they are only talking about a more made because the filming on the moon didn’t go as planned.
      Did you even watch the documentary?

    • twotroo2bgood

      ” Conspiracy theorist love questions but they hate answers. ”  –  So where’s yours ?   –  Or do you have one ?

    • Anonymous

      amercan’t you are brainwashed

  • Anonymous

    This entire movie is debunked in the Mythbusters episode link above.

    • Legion

      No its not. See youtube for Jarrah White. His material is _spotless_, also pointing out how the MB-moon special did not prove anything really. I wasnt sure about the whole ordeal at first, but after a few hours, mr. White has me pretty convinced. Ive been checking on his claims and I just cant find anything to prove him wrong.

    • Legion

      No its not. See youtube for Jarrah White. His material is _spotless_, also pointing out how the MB-moon special did not prove anything really. I wasnt sure about the whole ordeal at first, but after a few hours, mr. White has me pretty convinced. Ive been checking on his claims and I just cant find anything to prove him wrong.

      • Anonymous

        So in other words, you are gullible.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VQKXVDW5DQYRDMOLKEVB52D5GI Soundjata

        Mythbusters has bills to pay.

    • Fran

      Ya and we all know mythbusters is the end-all of accurate analysis *cough*911*cough*

  • Guest

    So Rumsfeld, Helms, Kissinger the war criminals are all having a chuckle saying that the moon landing was shot by Kubrick and the guys who were involved were murdered later and someone is having a problem believing it. What evil lurks in the hearts of men. 

  • Guest

    So Rumsfeld, Helms, Kissinger the war criminals are all having a chuckle saying that the moon landing was shot by Kubrick and the guys who were involved were murdered later and someone is having a problem believing it. What evil lurks in the hearts of men. 

  • Guest

    So Rumsfeld, Helms, Kissinger the war criminals are all having a chuckle saying that the moon landing was shot by Kubrick and the guys who were involved were murdered later and someone is having a problem believing it. What evil lurks in the hearts of men. 

  • Nik Fayard

    HI PEOPLE BELOW!

    STOP FIGHTING!
    THIS IS A MOCUMENTARY!!!!
    Its a bunch of French people having a laugh!
    It has a message tho, but your all obviously missing that.

    Thanks for making this film worth watching in the end HAHA.

  • Nik Fayard

    HI PEOPLE BELOW!

    STOP FIGHTING!
    THIS IS A MOCUMENTARY!!!!
    Its a bunch of French people having a laugh!
    It has a message tho, but your all obviously missing that.

    Thanks for making this film worth watching in the end HAHA.

  • Nik Fayard

    HI PEOPLE BELOW!

    STOP FIGHTING!
    THIS IS A MOCUMENTARY!!!!
    Its a bunch of French people having a laugh!
    It has a message tho, but your all obviously missing that.

    Thanks for making this film worth watching in the end HAHA.

  • Nik Fayard

    HI PEOPLE BELOW!

    STOP FIGHTING!
    THIS IS A MOCUMENTARY!!!!
    Its a bunch of French people having a laugh!
    It has a message tho, but your all obviously missing that.

    Thanks for making this film worth watching in the end HAHA.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VQKXVDW5DQYRDMOLKEVB52D5GI Soundjata

    Haha.  Talk about troll bait.  Let me go first, there’s no way they could have survived the radiation from the Van Allen Belt.  And that’s a fact, jack!

    • Seljakveseljak

      Why not go to Wikipedia and read something about Van Allen Belt first? Maybe later do some other research about it, it’s not that difficult. Don’t be lazy, I know it’s easier to believe into something when you don’t understand it because it sounds like a big well kept secret.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VQKXVDW5DQYRDMOLKEVB52D5GI Soundjata

        I have done the reading, and there are just as many sources that claim to prove it impossible to survive without shielding.  It must have weaker than a cat scan seeing how there were no effects on the astronauts, even though those who only cruised near it experienced strong effects.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VQKXVDW5DQYRDMOLKEVB52D5GI Soundjata

        I have done the reading, and there are just as many sources that claim to prove it impossible to survive without shielding.  It must have weaker than a cat scan seeing how there were no effects on the astronauts, even though those who only cruised near it experienced strong effects.

  • Aaron

    ive just stopped believing anything that the USA says is fact so this doesn;t surprise me.

  • Aaron

    ive just stopped believing anything that the USA says is fact so this doesn;t surprise me.

  • Richard Chapman

    If you want to see what late 1960’s and early 1970’s film technology could do to fake a Moon landing look no further than Space 1999.  There’s a lot more to it than just slowing the film down.  Try to get dust to fall back down to the ground immediately after being kicked up in Earth gravity and in atmospheric pressure.

    Rather than asking NASA to address the nonsense points of the dis-believers, I would like to see the them recreate just one minute of Moon footage using film techniques of the period.

  • Talkto20john

    This moon landing conspiracy stuff is extremely immature. Pick up some books guys your missing out on something fascinating. If you think about it anyway, theres very little that can’t be faked but wheres the advantage in doubting everything fantastic?

  • Jackmeoff

    Dmitri Muffley!!! Hahaaaaaaaaaaaaa. What a hoax of a documentary! BRILLIANT!!

  • Jackmeoff

    Dmitri Muffley!!! Hahaaaaaaaaaaaaa. What a hoax of a documentary! BRILLIANT!!

  • Jackmeoff

    Dmitri Muffley!!! Hahaaaaaaaaaaaaa. What a hoax of a documentary! BRILLIANT!!

  • Jackmeoff

    Dmitri Muffley!!! Hahaaaaaaaaaaaaa. What a hoax of a documentary! BRILLIANT!!

  • Jackmeoff

    Dmitri Muffley!!! Hahaaaaaaaaaaaaa. What a hoax of a documentary! BRILLIANT!!

  • Jackmeoff

    Dmitri Muffley!!! Hahaaaaaaaaaaaaa. What a hoax of a documentary! BRILLIANT!!

  • Jackmeoff

    Dmitri Muffley!!! Hahaaaaaaaaaaaaa. What a hoax of a documentary! BRILLIANT!!

  • Richardjames25

    have you ever jerkoed off into ure coffe then swilled it down that is what this documentary might be like. said coffee event is only rumoured to of hAPPENED somewhere in the western hemisphere its exct participants and reasons are unknow b ut lets speculate. ….

    • Anonymous

      not following you.

      nor do i think anyone else with a functioning cerebellum is either…

    • Anonymous

      not following you.

      nor do i think anyone else with a functioning cerebellum is either…

    • Anonymous

      not following you.

      nor do i think anyone else with a functioning cerebellum is either…

  • Richardjames25

    have you ever jerkoed off into ure coffe then swilled it down that is what this documentary might be like. said coffee event is only rumoured to of hAPPENED somewhere in the western hemisphere its exct participants and reasons are unknow b ut lets speculate. ….

  • Richardjames25

    have you ever jerkoed off into ure coffe then swilled it down that is what this documentary might be like. said coffee event is only rumoured to of hAPPENED somewhere in the western hemisphere its exct participants and reasons are unknow b ut lets speculate. ….

  • Qw

    PROTIP : watch the last 30 seconds before commenting (especially if you believe that the moon landing was a fake).

  • Guachingman

    simple, check out the comparison of the alleged distances travelled by all space missions since the time, and accept the logic truth. the moon landing was a hoax.

  • Guachingman

    simple, check out the comparison of the alleged distances travelled by all space missions since the time, and accept the logic truth. the moon landing was a hoax.

  • Amsterdamdan

    when u actually ‘think’ about it it isnt that hard to accomplish. guys with pens and paper, computers with the power of a pockect calculator, most apollo era (as now) spaceflight was just a series of fancy ballistics calculations and simple newtonian mechanics. i heard some mention of the van Allen belt, and radiation was a danger. one mission supposedly missed a lethal spell of solar radiation by mere days- it would seem that apollo was blessed with an abundance of good fortune and this contributed to success just as much as engineering prowess and the massive cojones of the astronauts.

  • Guest

    oh and ur trying to peddle a conspiracy theory that would require the willing silence of around 40,000 (figure quoted by a NASA man) participants in and around the programme. each one of which would have far more to gain by the conspiracy’s exposure than by collaborating with it.

  • Guest

    oh and ur trying to peddle a conspiracy theory that would require the willing silence of around 40,000 (figure quoted by a NASA man) participants in and around the programme. each one of which would have far more to gain by the conspiracy’s exposure than by collaborating with it.

  • Guest

    oh and ur trying to peddle a conspiracy theory that would require the willing silence of around 40,000 (figure quoted by a NASA man) participants in and around the programme. each one of which would have far more to gain by the conspiracy’s exposure than by collaborating with it.

  • Donald McCauley

    It amazes me how we have been mislead so often. The manipulation of events to stimulate nationalism is such a sad side-effect to the post WWII world. The end result has not been revolutionary for anyone duped … most of us who were the targets of flagrant (and foolish) propaganda are not agry; however, we no longer believe in our leaders and worse yet our political and economic systems. In the end that is perhaps for the best. It might point to our evolution out of a naive intellectual childhood — hopefully not into a despondent intellectual adolescence.
    Thank goodness for the glimmer of hope that the internet has opened up for us all. Too bad that the truth all to often hurts.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VQKXVDW5DQYRDMOLKEVB52D5GI Soundjata

    If people questioned whether 2+2 equaled 4, there would be no angry reactions because there’d be no doubts about the truth.  There is a strong connection between anger and fear.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VQKXVDW5DQYRDMOLKEVB52D5GI Soundjata

    If people questioned whether 2+2 equaled 4, there would be no angry reactions because there’d be no doubts about the truth.  There is a strong connection between anger and fear.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VQKXVDW5DQYRDMOLKEVB52D5GI Soundjata

    If people questioned whether 2+2 equaled 4, there would be no angry reactions because there’d be no doubts about the truth.  There is a strong connection between anger and fear.

  • the Elz

    fun mockumentory, had me going.

  • unvorsum

    You numskulls do realize this is a mockumentary, right?

  • Moon

    Russia themselves confirmed radio signals from the moon during the US moon landing.

  • Moon

    Russia themselves confirmed radio signals from the moon during the US moon landing.

  • Moon

    Russia themselves confirmed radio signals from the moon during the US moon landing.

  • Anonymous

    CAN’T HEAR A THING. GAVE UP.

  • Fikoank

    if they really went to the moon, WHY have they not gone back ? Why have they not gone and got all the minerals or build the moon base? People who really believe that america could have gone to the moon need to wake and deal with facts abt space. It’s just like how they found the passports at ground 0.

    • gobacktoschool

      They have gone back to the moon you moronic boob! Please don’t make claims before you read up on it or in your case I guess google it! They will even send someone to the moon,for a million dollars you can buy one ticket to the moon,that’s a fact!!!! They have a space station floating in space as we speak with astronauts in it you nincompoop. The fact why the flag looked like it was blowing was because of the poor quality of video. If we didn’t land either way what does it matter,which we did by the way, because we have now. I usually don’t reply to this but this idiot truly pissed me off what a joker!!
      Go back to school please before you poison any mind’s with your non sense!!

      • Humbucker420

        gobacktoschool….I find such sweet irony with your name especially after reading your statements. Real astronauts train for years before even SIMULATING a launch, let alone actually going through with it. Yes they have a space station floating, but answer this smartass…why are they abandoning it?? Why is the so called “leader of the space race” suddenly dropping their program to fly in another countries shuttles? Re-read your user handle, and take your own advice, GO BACK TO SCHOOL.

  • King Boong

    yay

  • tom

    shut up dude

  • Guest

    Some people are so dumb, not seeing this a mockumentary with a couple of messages. 1)It’s funny 2)It shows how even such a big subject can be turned into something unbelievable for the mass and 3) It stimulates people to not believe everything they see or get told (by the media).

  • Anonymous

    american’t

  • Galwaycolm

    man, this is bollucks
    In none of the interviews with Kissenger,Rumsfeld ect.. do they pin point what they are talking about. Watch it again, its just edited bullshit. Its left  to the narator to fill in the gaps and a couple of crazy people.
    I dont like the American goverment, I believe hardly anything they say… but this documentry is very poor

  • 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