Got your Area 51 facts straight? Your Kennedy conspiracy in order? Then why not adopt one of the more curious conspiracy theories: man never landed on the moon. Produced in 2001, this 47-minute documentary (which aired on the Fox network) has the "facts" to prove Apollo 11 went into space, but never to the moon. While the film starts a bit differently than most conspiracy videos (a Tower of Babel opening, a montage of rocket explosions scored to "Destination Moon"), the film soon goes fast and loose with the facts and quickly plays its "knockout" evidence. Writer-director-producer Bart Winfield Sibrel's first arguments play on hindsight: Kennedy (mired in conspiracy) set a goal of landing a man on the moon before the end of the decade; Nixon (mired in trickery) was in office to pull it off. When Sibrel examines iffy scientific principals (how deadly are Van Allen radiation belts?) and curious facts (Neil Armstrong's guarded private life–is he hiding something?), it puts just enough doubt in the viewer's mind. The vast array of photographic evidence seems sketchy (shadow irregularities easily explained by exposure settings), confusing (newly discovered shots from inside Apollo 11's capsule), and intriguing (shadow discrepancies). The production quality is not convincing, though, especially the odd way the film ends with a clip from the Zapruder film. The video cover is actually a shot from the Hollywood film Capricorn One, a much more fun way to tackle your space conspiracy theories
A “blood moon” is a natural phenomenon that evokes a sense of foreboding yet captivating wonderment. However, the moon eventually returns to its natural state, shedding its reddish hues back to normalcy. Clarinetist Dave Bennett has not returned to normalcy and neither has his music. Blood Moon, Bennett's sophomore release for Mack Avenue Records, is a dark and reflective collection that deals with loss, heartbreak, and ultimately a return to faith and hope.