Apollo Hoax in Popular Culture - On Film

On Film

  • The 1978 film Capricorn One portrayed a fictional NASA attempt to fake a landing on Mars, in a plot inspired by Apollo hoax theories.
  • In 1971, there was a brief sequence in the James Bond movie Diamonds Are Forever, in which the action takes place in a Moon setting where astronauts were being trained. Agent 007 steals what appears to be a Moon buggy from the model set, and drives it off to escape from an enemy compound. This scene may have helped to spread the idea of the Moon landings being a hoax., p. 62
  • In 2002, William Karel released a spoof documentary film, Dark Side of the Moon, 'exposing' how Stanley Kubrick was recruited to fake the Moon landings, and featured interviews with, among others, Kubrick's widow and a number of American statesmen including Henry Kissinger and Donald Rumsfeld. It was an elaborate joke: interviews and other footage were presented out of context and in some cases completely staged, with actors playing interviewees who had never existed—and named, in many cases, after characters from Kubrick's films; this was one of many clues included to reveal the joke to the alert viewer.
  • In the 2004 film Man on the Moon, Richard Fortunato fictionally explores the links between Apollo 11, the Vietnam War, Richard Nixon, and a Russian spy in an effort to explain an alleged staged moon landing.
  • In the Futurama movie Into the Wild Green Yonder, when Fry reads Richard Nixon's mind, he hears the president saying that he really did stage the moon landing, but it took place on Venus.

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