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This review is from: Zeitgeist (DVD)
Historically, i have always been sceptical of most conspiracy theories. 'Man never went to the moon' comes to mind as one of the most convincing and yet, as such a big statement - ultimately hard to believe. Zeitgeist is well presented, albeit a rather amateur/low budget affair. The film begins (highly presumptiously) by contesting religion as a whole, linking astronomical events to the alleged 'fabricated' storytelling of jesus christ and the strange similarities with other 'mythologies' around the world at the time. This section of the film makes for interesting viewing, although fails to establish a solid evidence base for its argument. The latter part of the film concentrates on American history, the creation of a private central banking institute and the perceived influence key players had on wars within the last 100 years. Intelligently, Zeitgeist does not patronise the viewer by suggesting 'we are right, listen to us'. Instead the film intends to provoke thought and it that sense, it succeeds tremendously.
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Initial post: 27 Jun 2009 16:32:37 BDT
D. Gaffney says:
In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jun 2009 10:40:07 BDT
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Mr. G. McKee says:
The Flag may be on the moon but that doesn't mean it was put there in July 1969. However it may well have.
What puts doubt into rational peoples minds is the excellent reference quality photos that were taken supposedly. When you look at these your first thought is 'these are too good'. How could anyone take these in such an alien environment, with a camera attached to their chest whilst wearing a space suit? The flacid flag defies logic, when on the moon it should hang erect due to the gravity difference which the flag just defies.
In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jul 2009 08:34:21 BDT
David Mccarthy says:
The moon doesn't have zero gravity,it has 1/6th the gravity of earth,otherwise dont you think the astronauts would have floated off!The flag was also given a spine so it would stay open and not hang flacid as there is no wind on the moon to keep it flying.Also i think the scientists that managed put men on the moon would also have had the capability of developing cameras that could take some decent pictures!you might want to check the facts before you try to use logic
In reply to an earlier post on 25 Nov 2009 20:04:05 GMT
D. R. Westrope says:
Re: the idea of going to an observatory and seeing the flag planted on the moon. I assume you weren't being serious about this? You can't see the moon or the base of the lander from an Earth based telescope. It's just not possible.
On the wider issue of wether we went to the Moon or not, NASA could've settled this issue quite easily by now. There have been spacecraft that have photographed the moon in sufficient detail in recent years that the photo's of the area of the moon landings would show what was left behind (the flag, the buggy, the base of the landers etc...). Yet NASA have never released any photo's showing anything of the sort. Strange, as you would think they would have done so. It would generate publicity for them and remind everyone (especially the US tax payers and politicians) of their previous great achievement. Keeps the debate going though! Lol!
Back to Zeitgeist. I enjoyed it, but didn't really learn anything new from it. Describing it as an "amateur / low budget affair" is certainly on the mark. It's essentially a glorified powerpoint presentation with the occasional audio or video clip thrown in, albeit a well put together one. I would say this is best suited to people who are new to the idea's presented within it.
Posted on 17 Feb 2011 23:36:02 GMT
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Jonathan Thomas says:
I was once invited to a party that actually took place on the moon. I left early, there was no atmosphere there....
Posted on 6 Apr 2011 11:04:05 BDT
Dino Rubio says:
Is it subtitled? what is the native language? german? english??
In reply to an earlier post on 30 Oct 2011 18:56:43 GMT
Brendan Ray Cyrus says:
An american flag planted on the moon all those years ago is still standing in the same place and is still visible to us here on earth via a telescope.
What drugs are you smoking Mr.D. Daft ney?
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