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The Movie Biz: Films worth (and one not worth) watching about landing on the moon

Eleanor Ringel-Cater
The Movie Biz: Films worth (and one not worth) watching about landing on the moon

In 1902, the fabulous French fabulist and filmmaker Georges Méliés released “A Trip to the Moon,” a 14-minute short best known for its memorable shot of a moon rocket landing square in the eye of the Man in the Moon. Probably the most effective “serious” movie of the genre is 1995’s “Apollo 13.” Ron Howard and Tom Hanks shoot for the moon in this surprisingly gripping and supremely entertaining re-telling of the moon landing that wasn’t. In 1970, less than a year after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin left their footprints in the dust, Jim Lovell (Hanks) and his team (Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton and Gary Sinise) hope to have their turn.