USA goes to the moon .. or not

Toronto, 2011.06.05

I saw this yesterday on the recommendation of a friend.

It's about the faking of the moon landing. It covers two bits of analysis into the simultaneous projects that Kubrick was involved in: the moon landing and the movie "2001: A Space Odyssey"). It reveals how the lunar landing images and live action film could have been produced. It also covers the tell-tale evidence contained in the photos themselves; a bit of photoshop work reveals the stitched together backdrop screens.

Stepping from that dual analysis, it discusses Kubrick's struggles to deal with what he'd done in his selling out to The Man. Moving on to "The Shining", we get an interpretation of the stress and enormity of it.

Not sure how much of it to believe, but it is a neat little explanation. I'd love to know what Stephen King thought when he saw Kubrick's "The Shining". Well, the Internet provides.

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(In which I leave the final word to someone else.)

If I had my life to live over, I'd try to make more mistakes next time. I would relax, I would limber up, I would be crazier than I've been on this trip. I know very few things I'd take seriously any more. I'd certainly be less hygenic... I would take more chances, I would take more trips, I would scale more mountains, I would swim more rivers, and I would watch more sunsets. I would eat more ice cream and fewer beans. I would have more actual troubles and fewer imaginary ones. Oh, I've had my moments, and if I had to do it all over again, I'd have many more of them, in fact I'd try not to have anything else, just moments, one after another, instead of living so many years ahead of my day. If I had it to do all over again, I'd travel lighter, much lighter than I have. I would start barefoot earlier in the spring, and I'd stay that way later in the fall. And I would ride more merry-go-rounds, and catch more gold rings, and greet more people and pick more flowers and dance more often. If I had it to do all over again - but you see, I don't.

-Jorge Luis Borges