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- Celebrating NASA's 50th Anniversary!
Featuring Ultra-Rare Mike Oldfield score!
Monday July 7, 2008 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood
- THE SPACE MOVIE
- (1979, 80 mins, Virgin Vision, Directed by Tony Palmer)
- Created to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Moon landing, British filmmaker Tony Palmer made this spectacular film about NASA's space program and in particular the lunar explorations that led to the Apollo 11 landing on the moon in July 1969. NASA provided unprecedented access to its archives and its Deep Space satellite imagery - which Palmer weaves together with respect and a deft hand. Binding the broadly-sourced footage together was Palmer's inspired selection of a young Mike Oldfield ("Tubular Bells") to score the film. Preceded by a special presentation of footage from NASA's launch this year of the Beatles song "Across The Universe" into Deep Space.
Discussion following with filmmaker Tony Palmer
- Musicians & Composers (seen and/or heard):
• Mike Oldfield
- Actors/Directors/Producers/Cultural Icons:
• Buzz Aldrin • Neil Armstrong • Michael Collins
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