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Why is this not regularly mentioned among the greatest docs ever?


Because it totally is.

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The thing's hollow-it goes on forever-and-oh my God-it's full of stars!

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I don't know, really, but it could be because it's more of a reflection on the astronauts experiences than an in depth look at the mechanics of the moon missions. Just a guess on my part.

An excellent film either way.

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It was not intended as a documentary on the mechanisms of space flight and moon landing. It is about the human factor during the moon missions. So in truth, it does exactly what it set out to do.

In response to the OP, For All Mankind is among my top 10 favorite documentaries and if it is among your favorites as well, it doesn't end up being important whether it shows up on any other greatest list.


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An excellent comment. It actually is one of my all time favorite films. In my top ten next to Kurosawa's "RAN" and a few others. An incredible achievement in editing and mixing the astronaut's monologues and reflections with the footage.

Truly an outstanding flick.

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Definitely my second favorite behind Koyaanisqatsi.

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Wow no kidding. I didn't know such astounding footage existed, let alone compiled into such a fine documentary. I'm just stunned - can't wait to watch it again!

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A lot of current filmgoers weren't there. I was a teenager and the whole world was spellbound by the moon footage. I just finished watching the doc and my mouth was open the whole time. Amazing.






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Why isnt this on NASA's top ??whatever? list...

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