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Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon (3D/2D)

bigImage In the history of mankind, only 12 men have stepped on the surface of the moon ... MAGNIFICENT DESOLATION is their story. From 1969, the year of the first lunar exploration by NASA, to 1972, the last time a manned mission was sent to the moon's surface, only 12 men have experienced the feeling of walking on extra-terrestrial ground. In those three short years, man spent almost 300 hours (approximately 12 1/2 days) exploring and documenting the surface of the moon, and has not returned in over 30 years. Buzz Aldrin, of the Apollo 11 NASA mission and the second man to walk on the moon, uttered the now famous descriptor "Magnificent Desolation" to express the sensation of being on the moon as well as the landscape he observed.

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Produced by IMAX Corporation and Playtone. Distributed by IMAX Corporation. Directed by Mark Cowen. Producers: Mark Cowen, Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, Mark Herzog. Executive Producer: Mark Herzog. Supervising Producer: Greg Foster. Narrator: Tom Hanks.

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BMZ Reviews:

Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D By Paula Tagle

Outside Reviews:

"Vital Moonwalks" By Kyle Smith, New York Post (registration req'd)

"Walking in the Footsteps of Astronauts" By Anita Gates, The New York Times

"Moonstruck by Imax" By Desson Thomson, Washington Post

"Magnificent Desolation" By Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter

"Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D" By Scott Brown, Entertainment Weekly

Related Articles

Magnificent Desolation Interview: Producer/Director/Writer Mark Cowen By BMZ Staff (October 24, 2005)

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Rating: Excellent
Posted by: Guest
Walking on the Moon is a marvelous film for all ages. The imagery is spectacular and it feels like "you are on the moon" with the astronauts. It took me back to 1969 when I was 6 years old and watched the first flight on my black and white television. . .nostalgia at it's best! A deserving tribute to our heroes: The American astonauts of the Apollo missions. Bravo!!! ... Read More >>

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