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1.0 out of 5 stars Well, well, well. Waited 26 years - and what a let down!, 31 Dec. 2009
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This review is from: For All Mankind [Masters of Cinema] [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
I've had the CD 'Atmospheres and Soundtrack for Apollo' by Brian Eno for years - since it first came out in fact, in 1983. Excellent stuff indeed!

I'd never seen For All Mankind but had always looked forward to doing so based on the quality of the music and my fascination with space exploration and aviation.

Having no discs at the time, for my new Blu-Ray player, this seemed to be just the one to get the ball rolling.

Oh dear! Sadly Mr Eno's music, was wasted on this project.

The film is made up of truly wonderful footage, that is badly used, with a poorly thought out script and (no) direction.

The use of the beautiful music is pathetic, even repetitive - indeed, a huge amount of the CD actually does not feature in the film.

Properly produced and directed, this could have been a gorgeous and moving masterpiece worth watching over and over. Instead, my disc is already under a coffee cup and the dog has chewed the box.

Buy the music. Forget the film.

One star because I had no choice of zero.
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Initial post: 9 Feb 2010 15:12:54 GMT
M. Carter says:
Talk about completely missing the point.

Posted on 19 Feb 2010 22:27:27 GMT
Mark Rendle says:
How anyone can find this wonderful film anything other than moving and inspirational is baffling

Posted on 27 Feb 2010 12:31:15 GMT
Eh???

Posted on 23 Mar 2010 22:04:18 GMT
Fool!

Posted on 23 May 2010 23:02:15 BDT
VC10 1103 says:
Are we talking about the same DVD?

Posted on 2 Jun 2010 12:47:00 BDT
Swiss Made says:
Definitely the most stupid comment I've ever read. Almost funny. And obviously missing the point.

Posted on 3 Nov 2010 09:40:08 GMT
Two versions of the soundtrack exist. I have an old off-air VHS copy of this film and the later Criterion DVD release. The music edits are wildly different. The Criterion edit is particularly sloppy, using fewer of Eno's tracks quite repetitively and actually looping some of them. There is just no comparison with the superb original edit. Given the evidence, I suspect this Blu-Ray release is the Criterion edit, and I agree with this reviewer - the music here has been terribly abused. I'm not sure if the original music edit is available any more. Hope this helps.
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