Coupled alongside the breathtaking footage we see on screen is the underlying score composed primarily by Neil Davidge which offers up some truly brilliant moments.
There are clear inspirations used by Davidge throughout the score to permeate different moments of the mission. From the Saturn V’s lift-off to the eventual moon landing itself, we can hear elements of Hans Zimmer’s Dunkirk and Interstellar soundtracks as well as hints of Davidge’s own work on Halo 4.
Throughout the film, the music allows for a constant build of anticipation for this moment that changed the face of history but it remains understated enough to allow the pictures on the screen and the archive radio communication do most of the storytelling.
The bonafide highlight of the score is, without doubt, the moon landing itself where we can hear an organ breathe into life in a moment that could be dragged straight out of the score from Interstellar.
Davidge manages to set the tone of the programme with his understated score but without drowning out the other elements of the film as some other composers fall victim to.
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