Live Poll: Did We Really Go to the Moon?

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Each year on the anniversary of July 20, 1969, the day man supposedly first walked on the moon, we celebrate one of the greatest achievements of mankind. In honor of National Moon Day, the alleged event and movies that make us ask the question: Did we really go to the Moon???

Which movie with a fictitious spin on a faked or real moon mission is your favorite?

See the partial list of fictitious moon mission or moon landing movies here: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls068907896/

Live Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/gPjjHXYCrR4/
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Posted 2 years ago

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2001.
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I suspected would change your mind with Interstellar (2014) being added to the mix. The scene is posted below.
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We did go to the moon. It was not fake.
"Space Cowboys" . Remember Tommy Lee Jones' character's body ends up on the moon?
"Interstellar" has one scene where the teacher says that the moon landing was faked.
Believe it or not, when you think about it, one scene in the James Bond movie "Diamonds Are Forever" has Bond being chased through a set where a fake moon landing was being filmed.
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Thanks, three excellent suggestions. I had Space Cowboys (2000) on the list already, but added Diamonds Are Forever (1971) and Interstellar (2014). I completely forgot about Insrstellar; I posted the scenes from the movies below. I also found a few more movies with single scenes about "fake" moon landings. It is interesting how there seems to be a whole sub-genre dedicated to the topic. I revised the question for scope and clarity .

Which movie with a fictitious spin* on a faked or real space and moon mission is your favorite? * includes whole movies or a single scene



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wow...room 237 or capricorn one...this is too close to call...

one is a true documentary of how kubrick allowed his collusion of conscience to be appeased thru 'the shining'...

and the other a film that was the first one with the cojones to say it cinematically...

i am a documentary advocate and room 237 is one of my all time favorites, but...capricorn one was just so brilliant and has very fond memories in my radical indignatious heart (saw it in the theater many many times...before VHS and HBO)...

urbane...flip a coin...nice job...
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Thanks, I have yet to see Room 237, but it sounds interesting. Another movie that takes the Stanley Kubrick involvement premise in a comedic direction is Moonwalkers (2015) with Rupert Grint and Ron Perlman. I enjoyed it.

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 gotta check that one out...cool...thanx...
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We did go to the moon. My choice would be Watchmen
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I once saw the 'Opération lune' doc on TV not knowing what it was. Interesting experience.
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I haven't seen it. I have it on the list, it has been re-titled: Dark Side of the Moon (2002 TV Movie). It sounds like  it is intentionally intended to fool people as a moon landing documentary getting the "Blair Witch Project" treatment and being passed off as real. It is pretty highly rated on IMDb with a 7.7 rating. I like the inter-mixing of real, actual "witnesses" with fake, "fictitious" witnesses to make the lie more convincing. The director "William Karel indicated that he was inspired by Orson Welles' radio broadcast The War of the Worlds and Capricorn One,"  He is especially proud of all e-mails congratulating him for "exposing the moon landing hoax" generated by his mockumentary.
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Yes, I saw it in the list. As far as I remember, the end of the film showed that it was a hoax, but maybe not everyone watched that far...
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You should perhaps limit yourself to one question mark in the title. And I guess 'to' does not need to be capitalised.
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Thanks for catching that. Fixed.
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Fixed just in time. Poll is live with your fix.
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This is a side track away from the topic of this page and please remember that when viewing these youtube videos:
https://youtu.be/PT3ferYrmgU
https://youtu.be/syVP6zDZN7I
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Thanks, I saw one when I viewed the Interstellar clip. I appreciate the other clip.
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thanks
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Voted interstellar. Congratulations on the live poll.
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