Tuesday, April 3, 2007
CONSPIRACY THEORY: DID WE LAND ON THE MOON?
Who doesn't love a good conspiracy theory?
As you know, some have withstood the test of time and will continue to intrigue millions for many years to come. The JFK assassination and the mysteries surrounding Marilyn Monroe's death are just two examples.
Others are quite controversial today, but they haven't yet grown into legendary status. For example, the events of 9/11 have spawned a dozen or more proposed conspiracies, but whether any of these remain hotly contested a generation or two from now is uncertain.
And, of course, there are some conspiracies that you simply have to love even if they appear quite wacky. One of my favorites claims that The Colonel's secret recipe of eleven herbs and spices contains one ingredient that will make black men impotent. Hmmm... Let's just say that it is well known that the original handwritten recipe is locked in a high-security vault at the KFC headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky, thereby insuring that one of the world's best-kept secrets remains secure. If only our government could do as well at Los Alamos, but that's another story for another time and place...
In a documentary that aired on the Fox Network in 2001, it is suggested that the most expensive movie ever made was that of the Apollo moon landing in 1969. Even if a large part of the forty billion dollar budget was actually spent by NASA trying to do the damn near impossible, there was plenty left over to dwarf previous big budget extravaganzas like SPIDER-MAN 3 at $250,000,000, or KING KONG (2005) at $207,000,000 or TITANIC (1997) at a mere $200,000,000 once the need to fake the whole deal became apparent. Or so declare Producers John Moffet, Bruce Nash and Craig Titley.
Speaking of things that are hard to swallow, it should be noted that the entire budget for DEEP THROAT (1972) was a mere $25,000. Once again, that's another story for another time...
I know some of you are laughing at the audacity of anyone who attempts to debunk NASA's crowning accomplishment. Not so fast...
CONSPIRACY THEORY: DID WE LAND ON THE MOON? is a very persuasive, well-crafted look at many highly disturbing anomalies in what we have seen and what we have been told. And, unlike Michael Moore who all-too-often strays off the subject thereby diluting his point of view, Moffet et al stay focused and will leave you scratching your head in wonderment. That's a promise.
With computers that are less advanced than the cheapest Nokia cell phone and with Mission Control scientists wearing clip-on ties, the Apollo moon landing was either the greatest accomplishment against all odds in human history -- or -- it was the single greatest cinematic hoax of all time. It is for you to decide, but don't do so until you have seen CONSPIRACY THEORY: DID WE LAND ON THE MOON? Orson Welles, Sidd Finch, P. T. Barnum and D. B. Cooper would all agree.